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Shadybrook Estates Manages Water Use and Production Cost with the Help of Specially Designed Tanks

Shadybrook Estates Manages Water Use and Production Cost with the Help of Specially Designed Tanks

In California, no resource is more important than water, which is why water management has been a top priority in the wine community for years. For the award-winning Napa winery, Shadybrook Estates, water saving is even more imperative because its facility operates as a ‘hold and haul’ production facility, meaning that all their wastewater needs […]

Afternoon Brief, November 12

Afternoon Brief, November 12

North Coast Wineries Bullish on Organic Grapes to Drive Growth: Walk down the aisle at the local Whole Foods Market or any other similar grocer. Almost everywhere you look, there are organic products on prominent display, from lettuce to macaroni and cheese to ice cream. But over at the wine section? Not so much…

By November 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, October 4

Afternoon Brief, October 4

Local Experts Weigh in on the State of the North Coast Wine Industry: What’s been happening in the North Coast wine industry? Specifically developed to for wineries in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties…

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Fetzer Vineyards Honored with “Changemaker” Distinction from B Lab for Increased Impact in Sustainability

Fetzer Vineyards Honored with “Changemaker” Distinction from B Lab for Increased Impact in Sustainability

Pioneering Vintner, World’s Largest Winery to be Certified as a B Corporation, Recognized for Improvement and Commitment to Regeneration HOPLAND, Calif., Sept. 5, 2018 – Fetzer Vineyards, the sustainability pioneer celebrating its 50th anniversary of Earth-friendly winegrowing, has been recognized as a “Changemaker” among certified B Corporations. The Changemakers List, published today, highlights global B Corporations […]

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92% of Grapes Grown for Bogle Vineyards Are Now Sustainably Certified

92% of Grapes Grown for Bogle Vineyards Are Now Sustainably Certified

Number of growers following CALIFORNIA RULES for Sustainable Winegrowing expands Clarksburg, CA – Bogle Vineyards has announced that 92% of the grapes used in its wines are from growers that adhere to the CALIFORNIA RULES for Sustainable Winegrowing, the industry’s most stringent certification program. “We are proud that our partners are willing to put in […]

By January 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Esteemed California Sustainable Winegrowing Program Lodi Rules™ Goes International

Esteemed California Sustainable Winegrowing Program Lodi Rules™ Goes International

Israel’s Golan Heights and Galil Mountain Wineries Achieve Historic Certification January 17, 2018, LODI, CA – The LODI RULES™ Sustainable Winegrowing Program, created by the Lodi Winegrape Commission and third-party certified by Protected Harvest, is making its first foray into the international market. Golan Heights Winery and subsidiary Galil Mountain Winery of Israel have the […]

By January 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Wayne Bailey: Sustainable Farming “Is Just the Right Thing to Do”

Wayne Bailey: Sustainable Farming “Is Just the Right Thing to Do”

Anyone who knows Wayne Bailey knows how important farming is to him. It is where his life began, the son of an Iowa sharecropper. And it is where his life has lead him. Through years of business success as an engineer and a consultant to high profile companies like McDonald’s, Bailey’s work eventually lead him to the vineyards of Burgundy. This was a turning point for Bailey and what began as a three month consultancy expanded into two years in the vineyards of Beaune. “The vignerons there consider themselves farmers,” he remembers, “and so do I. I gravitated toward that. I spent time in the vineyards there and my mind was imagining growing grapes and making wine.” Bailey returned to farming life making Youngberg Hill in Willamette Valley home and livelihood to the Bailey family.

By January 8, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
United Nations Honors Fetzer Vineyards with “Momentum for Change” Climate Solutions Award at COP23, the UN Climate Change Conference

United Nations Honors Fetzer Vineyards with “Momentum for Change” Climate Solutions Award at COP23, the UN Climate Change Conference

California Vintner Recognized for Commitments to Carbon Neutrality and a Net Positive Future HOPLAND, Calif., Nov. 15, 2017 — Fetzer Vineyards was among 19 global enterprises and the only wine company to receive a “Momentum for Change” Climate Solutions Award for climate action at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP23) this week. Fetzer Vineyards’ Momentum for Change honor […]

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Sustainability Advocate Says More Consumers Must Demand Sustainable Wine, More Vineyards Must Practice It

Sustainability Advocate Says More Consumers Must Demand Sustainable Wine, More Vineyards Must Practice It

New Book Shows How ‘Greener’ Wines Secure Jobs, Reduce Environmental Impact, Make a Better World WASHINGTON, D.C., August ­­­­1, 2017 – As the U.S. demand for organic food continues to increase, U.S. vineyards, restaurants, and retailers are also seeing demand for wine made through sustainable practices, according to sustainability authority Sandra Taylor. The sustainability performance of the wine […]

Dry Creek Vineyard Awarded U.S. Patent for Wine Cork Closures with Sustainable Sourcing Information

Dry Creek Vineyard Awarded U.S. Patent for Wine Cork Closures with Sustainable Sourcing Information

HEALDSBURG, Calif. – APRIL 27, 2017 – Dry Creek Vineyard announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. D779,938, related to the design of printed sustainable sourcing information on its wine cork closures. This is the first patent issued to Dry Creek Vineyard, which is celebrating 45 years of family winemaking in Sonoma County, California. The […]

Sonoma County Winegrowers Sustainable Winegrowing Field Day

Sonoma County Winegrowers Sustainable Winegrowing Field Day

This educational event is focused on helping grape growers improve their sustainability practices, learn new viticulture innovations and methods, and provide opportunities to hear from their peers about effective, proven sustainable farming practices.   Speakers will focus on topics of Integrated Pest Management, soil nutrition, soil management, powdery mildew, and independent research on the Russian River Tributary. A Resource […]

By April 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Jackson Family Wines Shows Industry Leadership with Launch of Sustainability Report and 2021 Goals

Jackson Family Wines Shows Industry Leadership with Launch of Sustainability Report and 2021 Goals

“We are committed to being leaders in responsible winemaking, and are sharing the story of our journey with others to inspire and inform,” the Jackson Family states in the opening letter of the sustainability report. The purpose of the report is to both evaluate the progress made by Jackson Family Wines’ (JFW) sustainability effort up […]

By September 8, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Sonoma County Winegrowers Launch an Expanded Vineyard Adventures Program to Showcase Sustainable Vineyard Practices

Sonoma County Winegrowers Launch an Expanded Vineyard Adventures Program to Showcase Sustainable Vineyard Practices

Free Self-Guided Vineyard Walks Allow Up Close and Personal Access to Sustainable Vineyards SONOMA COUNTY, CA, August 16, 2016 – Just in time for the 2016 harvest season,  Sonoma County Winegrowers today announced the launch of an expanded Sonoma County Vineyard Adventures, a program designed to help wine lovers get an insider’s view of Sonoma […]

Water Conservation, Sustainability Central to Craft Brewery Operations

Water Conservation, Sustainability Central to Craft Brewery Operations

It wasn’t Peter Kruger’s intention to become a sustainability expert at Bear Republic Brewery – but then, it wasn’t really his intention to get involved with the commercial craft brewing industry at all.

By November 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Jackson Family Wine Buys BlueMorph Waterless Tank Sanitation System

Jackson Family Wine Buys BlueMorph Waterless Tank Sanitation System

by Kim Badenfort Wednesday morning Tom Beard Company delivered the first commercial BlueMorph UV sanitation unit to Jackson Family Wines in Windsor CA,  and Co-Founder and Alex Farren, CEO of BlueMorph, was on site to hand it over the to an excited JFW team. Over the past year Jackson Family Wines have been testing a […]

By September 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →