At Flyfaire, we are committed to reducing our environmental impact and supporting the local community.
Whether it be when we're crafting new wines, designing café menu items or choosing new equipment for the vineyard, we consider our impact on the environment at every stage of our business.
Here are some of the ways that we conserve resources and support sustainable agriculture in our day-to-day operations.
Reducing Waste and Conserving Resources
- The Cellar Door is powered by solar energy with generator backup when needed.
- We compost all biodegradable waste on site.
- We recycle all glass, aluminum, plastic and cardboard.
- In winter, our food is cooked using our slow combustion stove - fuelled with wood from the property.
- We reclaim used fryer oil for future manufacturing of bio-diesel.
- We capture rainwater for use in the Cellar Door and winery.
- From paper towels to menu paper to business cards, we use all recycled paper products.
- We compost paper hand towels from our bathrooms.
- We employ water and energy-saving measures such as sub-surface drippers in the vineyard and high-efficiency LED lighting.
Supporting the Local Economy and Sustainable Agriculture
- We use sustainable inputs of organic products to produce low carbon and low chemical wines.
- We use fruit and vegetables from Flyfaire's garden and locally grown ingredients whenever possible in order to support local producers and to reduce pesticide and fossil fuel use in agriculture. Locally-produced is always fresh and travels less distance.
- We buy from local companies whenever possible to reinvigorate the local economy with our purchases.
Use of the thinnings from our “Stringy Bark” plantation that are used as vineyard end assemblies (i.e., posts for trellising).
Friends & Affiliates
- The Brothers Cup for our coffee. Two brothers, Geoff and David who live Albury who use single plantation and ethically sourced coffee.
- Cheeky Peak Brewery is locally owned and operated by Albury/Wodonga natives who have a love for all things beer, cider and spirits. They are passionate on providing the freshest beer and cider products.
- Nord Bakery for the tastiest Scandinavian style breads.
- Cordials by Frou Frou from Splitters Creek, overlooking the Murray River. They're made without preservatives, colouring or artificial flavours, and minimum sugar from fresh Australian fruit.
- Sue & Bruce McGorlick from Locheilan Farmhouse Cheese in Wunghnu produce great quality cheeses and they make up our lovely cheese platters.
- Wymah Organic Olives & Lamb. Just down the road from us at Wymah, Mary produces fine quality lamb and fabulous olive products that are hard to beat.
- Butt's Gourmet Smokehouse for quality smoked smallgoods.
- Green Temple Garlic who grow fresh natural garlic using permaculture and organic principles.
- Julie's Eggs is a well kept secret at the local Woomargama Post Office.
- Oakdale Meat Company is a family run business for over 40 years.
- Who Gives a Crap. An environmently friendly supplier of toilet paper, paper towels and tissues. 50% of profits go to help build toilets for those in need!