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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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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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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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Everything You Wanted to Know About Earth-Friendly Wines

The title is long and, to be honest, not real exciting — “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

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It Doesn’t Get Much Greener Than AVV and Mendocino County

The many “green” initiatives embraced by Alexander Valley Vineyards in Sonoma County, Calif., have been in use for more than three decades. Early on, the Wetzel family composted winery waste, practiced irrigation management and planted cover crops in the vineyards

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3 ‘Green’ Stories to Celebrate the Red, White and Blue

Before we celebrate the red, white and blue this weekend, let’s take a quick look at three wineries that take “green” winegrowing seriously — Cuvaison, Marimar Estate and Quivira… CUVAISON — The Cuvaison winery was established in 1969 on the

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Sonoma County Wineries That Walk the ‘Green’ Walk

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

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