Sustainability

SONOMA COUNTY COMMITS TO BECOMING THE FIRST 100% SUSTAINABLE WINE REGION IN THE NATION BY 2019

The Sonoma County Winegrape Commission, also known as Sonoma County Winegrowers (SCW), announced on January 15, 2014, that Sonoma County is committed to becoming the nation's first 100% sustainable wine region through a three-phased program to be completed within the next five years.

Many of the region's multigenerational wine growers and winemakers have been practicing sustainable farming techniques and winemaking practices for decades, so this initiative demonstrates their seriousness and commitment to ensuring all vineyards and wineries across Sonoma County will soon be sustainable.

Sustainability is complex, but the results are simple - the land stays preserved in agriculture, people are trained, safe and treated with respect and the business endures. 

 

Sonoma County has a heritage of farm families preserving their land for future generations. It is part of the very fabric that defines the Sonoma County wine region and is delivered in every bottle of high quality wine that proudly carries the Sonoma County designation. Sonoma County’s wine industry has long been at the forefront of creating and utilizing sustainable practices in the vineyard, in the winery and in running their businesses. This expertise has now evolved into Sonoma County winegrowers and winemakers partnering together to establish the nation’s first 100% sustainable county which will benefit the environment while meeting the needs of consumers as well as increasing efficiencies, eliminating waste and saving money. 

To learn more about this bold commitment, read the following information:

Link to Press Release

Link to Fact Sheet

Link to FAQ page

Link to Vine Times Special Sustainaility Edition