Enjoy a red or white while being green

Enjoy a red or white while being green

By Christine Salins.


Mike Davies has labored within the wine business for over 40 years as a winemaker and packaging specialist. He made wine at many famend wineries earlier than establishing Sandstone Wines in Margaret River, Western Australia.

In 1989 he based Portavin, which grew to become Australia’s largest unbiased wine packaging firm earlier than promoting it in 2017.

Encountering information from Wine Australia which indicated that round 86% of wines are made to be consumed for buy, he questioned why the glass – which was initially meant for the cellar – was nonetheless the format most typical packaging.

And so, a brand new firm was born. Greenskin Wine is available in a 750ml comfortable pouch that’s unbreakable, fast to chill, resealable, straightforward to hold, compact and absolutely recyclable.

In response to Greenskin co-founder and distributor Kim McKee, “it is designed to make out of doors high quality wine tasting simpler, sooner, and lighter in each approach.”

Davies is enthusiastic about wine, the surroundings and leads an lively out of doors life, and with this he acknowledged the unmet market demand for a premium wine to be packaged in a 750ml format that isn’t solely light-weight, compact and shatterproof, but additionally extra sturdy than glass.

Launching Greenskin in 2021, he says, has given Australians one thing that solves an issue for them (and for him), whereas decreasing general environmental influence and rising the sustainability of the wine business as an entire. collectively.

The squeeze pouches are resealable, making it straightforward to drink carefully (McKee says they discover the wine stays recent for a minimum of three weeks after opening). Preliminary choices embrace a spread of white, purple and rosé wines from the Margaret River and Nice Southern wine areas of Western Australia.

In a primary wine business, they’re additionally 100% recyclable. Every six-pack comes with a pay as you go mailbag so customers can return their empty pouches at no cost.

Not solely does the pouch take 80% much less power to supply than a bottle, however a full pouch is lower than 60% of the burden and quantity of a standard glass bottle. (In response to Davies, one truckload of empty Greenskin baggage equals 26 truckloads of empty glass bottles.)

Greenskin’s modern method was not too long ago honored on the Packwine Design Awards, profitable the Finest Various/Sustainable Bundle Design Award and the Folks’s Selection Award.


Greenskin 2021 Sauvignon Blanc: In addition to the packaging, the standard of the wine units Greenskin aside from most of its rivals. Davies intentionally selects small plots of top quality wine from revered producers. It is evident on this elegant vegan wine made by Margaret River vineyard McHenry Hohnen. Considered use of French oak softens the flinty and tropical fruit characters, giving the wine a beautiful silkiness. Crispy and refreshing, good for out of doors entertaining.

Greenskin 2020 Chardonnay: The provenance of all Greenskin wines is clearly recognized, with a QR code on every sleeve offering particulars of the vineyard, winemaker and classic. The Chardonnay is the one one the place the QR code did not work for me, in all probability as a result of it was outmoded by the 2021 classic. A notice accompanying the 6-pack said that as it is a new product , growers are cautious in making use of a finest earlier than date of 18 months from bagging. Nevertheless, every little thing signifies that the wines will keep recent nicely past that. This 2020 Chardonnay is proof of that. With a finest earlier than date of October 2022, we discovered it nonetheless very recent with refined notes of pear, peach and melon, restrained oak and a touch of vanilla.

Greenskin 2021 Rosé: A beautiful pale pink colour with engaging floral aromas, medium weight and crisp, refreshing acidity. Very dry with a bit earthy flint. Winemaker Severine Logan of Calneggia Household Vineyards in Margaret River has stayed true to the area by utilizing a big proportion (41%) of the flagship Cabernet Sauvignon selection, in addition to Shiraz, Tempranillo and Malbec.

Greenskin 2020 Pinot Noir: Pinot thrives within the Deep South area of WA the place this wine comes from. Vintner Chris Murtha of Plantagenet Wines produced a chic wine with vivid cherry, plum and berry flavors, well-integrated oak and a savory earthiness.

Greenskin 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon: A superbly concentrated and seductive Cabernet from Calneggia Household Vineyards in Margaret River. Notes of raspberry and blackberry with an earthy facet of olive, advantageous tannins and hints of mint and chocolate.

Greenskin 2019 Syrah / Shiraz: A lush, opulent, full-bodied purple from McHenry Hohnen, whose winemaker Japo Dalli Cani took inspiration from the French Rhône Valley by co-fermenting a contact of Roussanne in it, including floral flavors and minerality. Candy/spicy notes and a pleasant lengthy savory end.

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