The ECOPROWINE Project aims at:
The proposed solution lies on delivering a user friendly LCA-LCC methodology specialized for the wine production chain. Hence, it is to make available a simplified LCA-LCC on-line tool that enables wine makers (not expert in LCA methodology) to perform a self-assessment of their wine making processes, in order to detect environmental charges, impacts and costs, for each process stage. The tool will offer a tailored set of feasible techniques and options for improving the environmental performance of the wine making process in a cost effective way. The project aims to provide European wine producers a properly adapted method for measuring their environmental performance, which relies on scientific basis and can be used as a common reference for the definition of labeling rules.
The assessment method and the producers who have joined the program will be object of intense dissemination and promotional activities, aiming to provide visibility and competitive advantage to environmentally aware wineries and to attract other producers to join the program. The assessment method will be developed taking in consideration the need for the definition of specific labeling rules which will allow wine producers, that have significantly improved their environmental performance, to be recognized by final consumers through a specific logo/label proposed by the project.