“Sustainability is not the destination – sustainability is the journey. We are constantly adjusting our business practices as we improve our knowledge of how to better exist within nature.”
– Winery Partner Don Wallace
Dry Creek Vineyard officially became 100% Certified Sustainable in 2015, though we have been employing many of these principles for over 25 years. Here are just a few examples of what we are doing to lessen our carbon footprint:
In 2012, the winery began installation of solar panels. With solar energy now powering the daily energy needs of the winery, Dry Creek Vineyard’s “off grid” approach has taken another step in protecting and preserving our environment.
We use high pressure, low flow devices for cleaning our tanks and barrels.
We use lower energy lighting in our production areas and motion sensors limit when lighting is used.
MINIMAL PRODUCTION WASTE:
We recycle all organic waste materials from the conversion of grapes to wine.
We recycle everything we can, including glass and cardboard.
Meets regularly to evaluate existing work and devise solutions to ecologically challenging problems.
INSECTARY GARDEN & VINEYARD WALK:
Our insectary garden and self-guided vineyard walk is designed to educate visitors on sustainability and our healthy ecosystem.
Through our public relations and local efforts, we educate the community and our industry on what we are doing to rebuild our eco-system and reduce our impact on the environment.
CAR CHARGING STATION:
We support drivers of eco-friendly cars by offering a car charging station in the parking lot.