Moores Hill has won the 'Innovative Process' award at the 2018 Innovative Tasmania Awards for our off grid winery.
The awards are facilitated by the Breath of Fresh Air film festival and aim to inspire positive change in Tasmania by recognising innovation. The awards are determined by popular vote.
The award was accepted by Moores Hill co-owners, Tim & Sheena High at a ceremony in Hobart on October 4.
In our entry for the awards, we said:
We have built Tasmania’s first 100% off grid commercial winery enabling us to process our grapes on site. The winery runs entirely on solar power using a 30kW array and 81kWh of battery storage. We use water collected from the roof and a closed loop system treats waste.
Our sustainable approach has been applauded by customers and encouraged other Tasmanian wineries to investigate solar power.
By independently generating power, we’ve overcome the threat of rising electricity prices and uncertain supply.
The architecturally designed winery sits proudly in the landscape and our winery tours have added another dimension to our cellar door tourism experience. The project aligns with Tasmania’s clean & green image and has positively enhanced the Moores Hill brand.
Thank you to all our friends, colleagues and supporters who voted for us.