In an ongoing effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we are also members of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership Program, which recognizes us for looking to alternative renewable energy sources for our electricity.
At the winery we source 36% our electricity from renewable sources like geothermal, solar and wind. That is equivalent to taking 266 cars off the road, the annual energy use of 115 homes or planting 32,354 trees. A significant portion of the renewable electricity we use is generated locally. In addition we also source over 30% of our electricity from clean hydropower. We regularly conduct energy audits at the winery to look for opportunities to improve our process and reduce energy use. Around the winery we incorporate energy efficiency into all our process operations and are continually pursuing opportunities to reduce our energy footprint.