Sustainable Development and Moderate Drinking



Exacting standards and precision are to be found at all stages of the making of Mapu.

The patchwork of terroirs from which the wines come, as well as the men and women who tend the vines, need to be preserved and respected, as does the consumer.

Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile has Sustainable Wine of Chile certification, a voluntary scheme encompassing three areas: vineyard, process and corporate. Run by the Chilean wine industry, it is perfectly suited to vinegrowing and winemaking in Chile. The certification is defined, regulated and awarded by the Chilean wine council, Wines of Chile.

Several tangible steps have been taken to meet the certification's requirements:

Drink moderately
Responsible consumption

« Wines of Chile has been the national coordinator of Wine in moderation since April 2014. »

Wine in Moderation is a wine industry non-profit association that aims to establish guidelines for responsible wine drinking, on the basis that wine can be fully appreciated only if it is drunk in moderation.
As a prominent player in the wine industry, Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile supports this initiative to promote a sustainable culture of wine that inspires a healthy and active lifestyle.


To enjoy the best wine has to offer:

  • Choose to make informed and responsible choices
  • Choose whether or not to drink
  • Choose to respect the wine you drink and others around you

Wine should be drunk as part of a healthy and active lifestyle:

  • Drink wine with meals
  • Alternate wine with water
  • Avoid binge drinking

Rules of thumb for low-risk consumption:

  • Up to 2 units a day for women
  • Up to 3 units a day for men
  • No more than 4 units on any occasion

If these limits are exceeded, the risk increases with each glass.


  • Children and young people under the age of 18
  • Women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • Former alcohol-dependent individuals or those with a family history of alcohol dependence
  • Those who are going to drive or who are taking certain types of medication

Find more information on the Wine in Moderation website:


The vineyard area encompasses management of the vineyard, fertilizer and vineyard waste.

  • Green corridors are left between vine rows to avoid soil compaction and maintain biodiversity.
  • Natural compost is used as fertilizer.
  • Organic products are used to combat the main fungal diseases found in the vineyard (mildew, oidium and botrytis), with the aim of eliminating residues in the wines.
  • Drop irrigation is used in 75% of the vineyard.
Bodega Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile


The corporate area encompasses company policy and the protection of Baron Philippe de Rothschild employees and the community.

  • A health and safety department is responsible for preventing risk to workers.
  • Workers can take advantage of a continuous training plan throughout their career.
  • Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile continuously monitors and evaluates the impact of its activities on the environment.


The process area encompasses the management of waste, water, energy and lighting throughout the winemaking process.

  • A recycling plan for containers and packaging has been implemented.
  • Water use in the offices and winery has been optimised. Measures have been put in place to increase the use of renewable energy, such as solar panels on the Maipo bodega.
  • Biodegradable cleaning and sanitizing products are used.
  • Suppliers are monitored and evaluated for their commitment to workplace safety and labour laws among other things.

Sustainable developpement policy

At Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile, we are committed to sustainable development and efficiency to produce vines and wines of the highest quality. We include our employees, customers, consumers and our community in this dynamic.

We therefore work to maintain quality and our high level of standards, through a reinforced process of continuous improvement in terms of legal, professional, health, environmental and safety compliance, as well as within the framework of our relations with the community. .

To achieve this commitment, we have set the following sustainable development objectives:

  • Introduce, reconstitute or preserve the natural vegetation associated with the ecosystems of our vineyards, as well as green spaces within and around our facilities.
  • Do not contribute to the pollution of ground and surface water by treating residual industrial water.
  • Guarantee the respect and dignity of all staff working in the company, in accordance with current labor law.
  • Respect the most recent health and safety measures at work to avoid accidents and occupational illnesses.
  • Take part in community development activities and contribute to local development.
  • Launch recycling and reuse initiatives for waste generated during product development.
  • Prevent and mitigate the harmful effects of operations on the environment by integrating sustainable development criteria.
  • Use water and fossil fuels responsibly, and implement measures to reduce their use in the production process.
  • Comply with the requirements of the code relating to the sustainable development of wine in Chile (the Código de Sustentabilidad) by systematically improving the level of our objectives and guaranteeing the continuity of processes.

Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile thus commits to allocating resources and defines its sustainable development policy. The latter becomes a strategic pillar of the company based on the combination, within the framework of its activities, of ecological principles, social equity and economic viability.



Sustainable Wines of Chile

Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile has certified “Sustainable wine of Chile” since 2017.

The label guarantees the introduction and implementation of a strict environmental protection policy in accordance with prevailing national law.



Since December 2020, Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile’s wines from Villavicencio have been certified Vegan.

The V. certification label gave its approval of conformity after carrying out an audit on the company’s commitments to respect technical specifications and to demonstrate that its wines do not contain any animal products or ingredients of animal origin.


Global GAP

Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile has certified “GLOBAL G.A.P.” since 2011.

This international organisation issues and evaluates a set of standards and best practices for safe and sustainable agriculture.



Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile has been certified “HACCP” since 2012.

HACCP is a systematic preventive approach to food safety wich involves identifying all the related biological, chemical and physical hazards and designing preventive measurees to reduce risks in order to ensure consumer safety.