Every so often in this blog, we like to give props to some of the wineries that take their stewardship of the land seriously.
Wineries that don’t merely the “green” talk, but walk the “green” walk.
The Sonoma Green Business Program is a partnership of government agencies and utilities that assists, recognizes and promotes local organizations — focusing on small- to medium-sized consumer-oriented businesses — that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible way.
To be certified, participants must be in compliance with all environmental regulations and meet program standards for conserving resources, preventing pollution and minimizing waste.
Wineries that are part of the program include:
- James Family Cellars, Cotati
- Clos du Bois Winery, Geyserville
- Benziger Family Winery, Glen Ellen
- Imagery Estate Winery, Glen Ellen
- Valley of the Moon Winery, Glen Ellen
- Sonoma Wine Company, Graton
- Alexander Valley Vineyards, Healdsburg
- Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Healdsburg
- J Winery, Healdsburg
- Jordan Winery, Healdsburg
- Simi Winery, Healdsburg
- Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood
- Kenwood Winery, Kenwood
- Kunde Family Estate Winery, Kenwood
- Heck Estates, Santa Rosa
- Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma
- MacRostie Winery, Sonoma
- Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines Carneros, Sonoma
- Moon Mountain Vineyard, Sonoma
The last winery on the list reminded me that I’d been meaning to do some research on the American Viticultural Area known as Moon Mountain Sonoma for quite some time. I’ll be doing that today, and I’ll share what I find out about it tomorrow.