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VIK, THE PIONEERING HOLISTIC WINERY IN MILLAHUE, REACHES 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

By: Marketing VIK
15 July , 2022

VIK has accredited, through final certification under the I-REC standard, that 100% of the electricity it uses comes from renewable energy sources. AtriaE is the company that supplies electricity to VIK and, a year on from accrediting that this supply comes from clean, non-polluting origins, the Chilean winery is set to obtain this important international recognition.

Pulse has accredited that, according to information published by the National Electricity Coordinator in its annual NCRE report and its own records and analysis published at www.pulseenergía.cl/registros, VIK Winery used 100% renewable energy at its facilities in San Vicente de Tagua Tagua during the period covered by the report.

The energy was injected by the company San Juan S.A. from its San Juan wind farm in the Freirina municipality in Chile’s Atacama Region. (www.parquesanjuan.com)

VIK CEO Gastón Williams remarked: “This initiative enables us to guarantee to our consumers around the world that our goal is to produce all our wines right from their point of origin through to their final destination with the least possible environmental impact and pollution. This highlights the fact that we are a company whose purpose is intimately linked with its surroundings and with the environmental challenges of caring for the planet.

Since the winery was set up in 2014, it has been progressively incorporating renewable energy into the electricity supply for its facilities and processes. Under the I-REC standard, the final accreditation certifies that this renewable supply has been obtained in accordance with the highest international standards, reporting zero carbon emissions.

VIK’s viticultural and winemaking management are inspired by its commitment to caring for the environment. It prioritizes natural processes that are in harmony with nature and works in a personalized manner to optimize processes and use natural resources efficiently.

About:

• Atria Energía operates internationally and has been present in the electricity generation market in Chile and Peru for over 25 years. It supplies more than 500 customers and Fitch Ratings has granted the company an A- risk rating in Chile. I-REC (International Renewable Energy Certificate) certification has been officially accepted by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP), by corporations participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and by the RE100 (Renewable 100) initiative.

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• VIK Winery was founded in 2004. In 2006, it acquired 4,500 hectares in the Cachapoal Valley, where a team of winemakers, climatologists, geologists, winegrowers and agronomists has worked to develop an exceptional terroir that has given life to world-class wines.

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