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How Better Science Produces Better Wines

It’s truly amazing to see how far “sustainability” has come since the 1960s, when a group of people my parents labeled “hippies” first brought widespread attention to the concept. Today, we take recycling for granted, both when preparing our trash

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A look at Sustainability at Lasseter Family Winery

Earth Day has come and gone for another year, but the focus on sustainability only continues to sharpen in California wine country. That’s why we like to share the stories of wineries and grape growers who are doing their part

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Volker Eisele: 4 Decades of Land Stewardship, Exceptional Wines

Happy Earth Day! We like to share stories of wineries practicing outstanding land stewardship throughout the year, and you can find a bunch of those stories archived here. But we especially like to share such stories on Earth Day, and

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A Round of Applause from the Bleachers for the Bleechers

Since 1989, the Bleecher family has sustainably farmed grapes for their terroir driven, small production, estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc at Napa Valley’s Jericho Canyon Vineyard. Having raised their kids, grapes and multiple wine dogs on the estate, the

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Winegrowing: Green and Getting Greener

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance focuses on the long-term sustainability of the California wine community — and more and more wineries are following its guidelines all the time. To place the concept of sustainability into the context of winegrowing, the

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America’s ‘Greenest’ Winegrowing Region

Mendocino County boasts the largest acreage of certified organic vineyards in the United States, with many dedicated farmers doing things the “old right way.” The history of organic grape growing in the county can be traced to the early Italian

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A Green World of Wine Update

We like to keep you up to date on “green” news in the world of wine, and today we have information on a new book as well as a winery that has been taking organic farming seriously ever since its

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Winter Beckons, But Grapevines Still Need Attention

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” The great comedian, actor and banjo player, Steve Martin, made that observation. And what better time to cite it than on the “shortest day” of 2015? Winter solstice is the day

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Torii Mor: Wines True to the Land and the Climate

Perched high in the Dundee Hills of Oregon, Torii Mor Winery is a testament to the philosophy that premium quality, handcrafted Pinot Noir is best when it expresses individuality and the terroir from which it originates. Winemaker Jacques Tardy achieves

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A Look at How Winemakers Are Getting Greener

The title is long — “Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking: Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture” — but the content is compelling for anyone interested in what wineries and grape growers can do to have less impact on Earth. “We constantly notice

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