Energy efficiency in wineries

The South Australian Wine Industry Association produced a toolkit for their members to help improve the energy efficiency through the key stages of the wine making process.

In September 2012, SAWIA received funding from the Federal Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism’s Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program to develop and deliver a user friendly Winery Energy Saver Toolkitand expert guidance to the SA and Australian wineries. The project was a partnership with Zero Waste SA and provided wine businesses with the necessary ‘do it yourself’ tools and guidance to identify energy efficiency opportunities through equipment replacement and upgrades. The toolkit also helps wineries to develop business cases to aid decision-making to invest in these improvements.
The project fostered peer-to-peer learning opportunities through workshops, webinars and industry case study examples. In addition, the project linked local wine businesses to appropriate State and Federal Government support programs to aid the purchase and implementation of energy-efficient equipment.

As part of this project, we were commissioned to produce 3 videos that would help support the program. An introduction to the WEST toolkit featuring interviews and general information, a how to guide which covers all the technical concepts and a case study.

Taylors at Auburn

Taylors Wines at Auburn

This series of videos was produced between May-August 2014 and have been posted on the SAWIA website to provide members and the public with more information on how they can better manage their use of energy and conserve our natural resources. This is our second  project with SAWIA after our 2011 Wine Industry Induction program which was shot throughout major wine regions.

A video on careers in the wine industry is currently finishing in conjunction with SAWIA.

We are proud of our association with SAWIA and appreciate the support of their staff and members to help produce this important work for their members.

Project Scope

  • Production and design of 3 Videos
  • Interpretation of somewhat complex information into an easy to understand guide for members
  • Project management on short timeline