Recycling: We recycle paper, cans and bottles. Office notepaper and printer paper that is made from at least 30% post-consumer recycled materials is used. Packaging supplies for bottling come in containers that are completely recyclable, including shrink-wrap, cardboard and plastic. Even the plastic backing on the labels is recycled.
Carbon Footprint: By reinitiating estate grown practices, we keep all mountain grapes at our Mount Veeder winery and send our Single Vineyard Napa Valley fruit to our facility in Napa. Truck traffic has been significantly reduced. In-house shipping reduces the carbon footprint even more by shipping orders from our own facility, allowing us to bypass a third-party warehouse.
Water Conservation: We encourage employee water conservation practices, continue to monitor our water use and look for innovative ways of implementing other water saving practices.
Energy Use: Lighting has been updated to reduce energy usage. Cooling systems in production have been upgraded to highly energy efficient systems, reducing energy usage by 20%.