Mark #EarthDay 2023 with with one of the world’s most sustainably produced wines

Celebrate this year’s #EarthDay, which takes place on Saturday, 22nd April, with Domaine Bousquet’s Gaia Malbec

Domaine Bousquet vineyard, winery and the Andes in the background

Domaine Bousquet’s Gaia Malbec pays tribute to the Ancient Greek Earth Goddess, Gaia – who features on the label – and acknowledges the fundamental role the earth plays in winemaking.

Gaia has been an inspiration from the very beginnings of Domaine Bousquet, a winery which has been a pioneer of organic viticulture in Argentina since its inception and has been certified organic since 2001. Domaine Bousquet is a founder member of the UK-based Sustainable Wine Roundtable, and recently became the first winery outside of the US to earn Regenerative Organic Certified status - one of only four wineries world-wide to have this status. It was certified B Corp status at the end of 2022.

  • 100% organic
  • 100% vegan
  • Biodiversity in the vineyards
  • Fauna (foxes, rabbits and endangered species) are encouraged with vineyard water stations to enhance diversity
  • Ducks at the winery pond balances vegetative growth
  • A small flock of sheep was recently introduced to keep the weeds down & for natural fertiliser
  • Peregrine falcons scare off grape-eating birds, instead of using pesticides
  • Pioneering biofilter system to conserve water: at trial stage
  • Lightweight bottles to reduce carbon footprint
  • Local economy support; infrastructure; education; career opportunities for local population

The grapes for Gaia Malbec are 100% estate grown and sourced from the high altitude Gualtallary Valley in Tupungato, a sub-region of Mendoza’s Uco Valley. The fruit is harvested by hand and the wine aged in French oak for 10 months.

Gaia Malbec 2020 is available via Waitrose at £16.99. |