Finding a state of sustainable wine: Implications for sustainable viticulture and oenology in New Jersey, USA

Daniel Moscovici, Paul D. Gottlieb

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

New Jersey is the most urbanised state in the USA, yet positioned as a sustainable wine region of the world. The methodology includes a thorough literature review of sustainable wine combined with a quantitative and qualitative survey of wineries in New Jersey. Data collected from 71% of wineries demonstrate sustainable opportunities for developing wine regions. A variety of conclusion is drawn from the research. First, farmers are generally sustainable at a small scale and employ a variety of sustainable best management practices. Second, support from the growers association and government would advance sustainability. Third, additional funding would expedite this move; many of New Jersey wines are already labelled or marketed as sustainable. By creating a certification, guidelines, or set of best management practices, New Jersey could differentiate and improve sales locally, nationally and even globally. These lessons can be applied to other developing wine regions of the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-214
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics

Keywords

  • Agriculture
  • Best management practices
  • Certification
  • Environment
  • Oenology
  • Stewardship
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable
  • Triple bottom line
  • USA
  • Viticulture
  • Wine

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Finding a state of sustainable wine: Implications for sustainable viticulture and oenology in New Jersey, USA'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this