Sustainability

COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY…from vine to glass

VINE

  • Our Wallula Vineyard is the first Biodynamic® and Organic certified vineyard in Washington State
  • We adhere to the most stringent viticulture standards known to the wine industry
  • We ban all use of pesticides and excessive watering techniques
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SHEEP

  • Biodynamic farming creates a farm system that is minimally dependent on imported materials, and meets its needs from the living dynamics of the farm itself
  • Our sheep, which reside full time at our Wallula Vineyard, are nature’s most diligent weed killer
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WINERY

  • Built to optimize electrical and water usage efficiency
  • Our electrodialysis filter demands less power than a traditional filter and provides supreme results
  • We only use native yeasts in our wines — no commercial yeasts
  • We banned the use of diatomaceous earth for filtration and reduced water and electrical usage to one of the lowest levels in the industry
  • No added acid in winemaking — only the natural acidity of the grapes
  • Founding and active member of Wine Wise (Washington State sustainability non-profit)
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BOTTLE

  • Low-weight glass reduces consumption of energy for manufacturing and CO2 emissions by 33% compared to a “classic” wine bottle
  • Made with 75% recycled material
  • 25% more bottles can be loaded in a truck, which reduces greenhouse gasses and the impact of transportation
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GLASS

As Riesling zealots, we know that no other varietal so truly portrays the character and nature of a vineyard. Our wines made with organic grapes provide the PUREST EXPRESSION of RIESLING

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