SUSTAINABILITY

Our comprehensive approach to sustainability comes from a long held belief that we are responsible not only to the land from which the fruit comes, but also to our employees, grower partners and to the larger communities in which we operate.

We believe that stewardship in the vineyard, the winery and the community is rewarded with better wines, but more importantly we believe it is simply the right thing to do.  We utilize both tradition and technology to produce compelling wines with a sustainable approach.

As a continuation of our commitment to reduce our carbon foot-print, we have adopted and developed greener energy alternatives wherever possible.

solar panels on top of building

Solar Panels

In 2011, we were one of the first Washington State wineries to install solar panels to assist in supplying power to the winery.  
Solar accounts for 19% of our total energy used at our production facility.

Since 2011, our total carbon offset is the equivalent of 11,500 trees (as of July 2021).

a tractor running on bio-diesel fuel

Bio-Diesel

Bio-diesel is made on-site for use in farm equipment and we
source recycled cooking oil from local restaurants.

bottles made of lighter glass

Lighter Glass

In 2017, we made the decision to move towards lighter weight glass for our Columbia Valley and AVA wine program.

We are constantly searching for ways to improve our winery practices and how we can be more mindful of our carbon emissions. By switching to lighter weight glass, we have reduced the amount of fuel needed to transport our wines across the country. Our bottles are also locally produced in the PNW.

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Bio-diesel is made on-site for use in farm equipment and we source recycled cooking oil from local restaurants.