Where it all STARTED

Porto Protocol is a key outcome of the Climate Change Leadership – Solutions for the Wine Industry conferences, an undertaking by all participants to adopt and promote the principles and measures established at the summits, by signing the Letter of Principles for The Porto Protocol.


Who we ARE

We are a global movement sharing practical knowledge to empower the wine industry to take action to mitigate climate change and promote sustainability.

Founded by Taylor’s Port, we were born out of the belief that, if we work together, share our successes and experiences, we can achieve systemic change and create a ripple effect that extends far beyond the wine industry. 

We act as an open and dynamic platform of solutions and resources and a network of like-minded companies, with more than 250 members, spread across 5 continents, 20 countries, and the entire wine value chain.

We embrace this challenge with creativity and a deep sense of purpose. With a focus on collaboration and innovation, we seek to trigger action and create a community of changemakers who are committed to making a positive impact on the planet.


To drive collaborative action by bringing together a network of change makers and workable climate solutions for and within the wine world.


A wine industry that leads a collaborative climate response and a business transformation for generations to come.


Sustainability, Optimism, Sharing through Responsibility, Collaboration, Commitment

"I would urge you all to support this important initiative in any way you can so that together we can make a difference In tackling climate change and its growing impact on our everyday lives."


Leader of The Porto Protocol & CEO of the Fladgate Partnership



The Porto Protocol is run by a skilled, experienced and passionate core team. These change makers are supported by a group of industry pioneers and experts from all over the world and the wine value chain, driven by the common purpose of catalyzing climate action in the wine world. 

Global Steering COMMITTEE

Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira

NBI - Natural Business Intelligence

Diana Snowden Seysses

Domaine Dujac

Richard Smart

Smart Viticulture

Greg Jones


Robin Lail

USA Ambassador

Toni Sánchez


Wendy Cameron


Sylvia PETZ

Northern Europe

What we DO


collaborative networks of like-minded people and companies from around the world around different pivotal topics to address climate change in the wine world,  such as reusable bottle schemes and soil management.


events, seminars and webinars, talks, gatherings, aimed at promoting and inspiring the protection of the environment, the reduction of the impact of climate change or natural heritage.


solutions, best practices, projects, tools, initiatives, articles and studies, either produced by the foundation, shared by our members, and/or national or international institutions, aimed at reducing the impact of climate change.


unpaking wine


Packaging is the element that contributes to the carbon footprint of wine, and the way through which wine production impacts environment the most.

Saving every DROP

Water is a growingly scarce resource of which wine is dependent and its producers N1 concern independently of their wine region.


Biodiversity one of the planet boundaries reaching a tipping point and viticulture contributes to one of its weaknesses, monoculture.

Seeding the FUTURE

“Where do I start?” is a question companies ask themselves when starting a sustainability strategy, and certainly the most difficult to answer.