Happy Hour: 4pm - 7pm, M-F

How are vineyards turning to Green Energy?

Our Journey

With earth-aware groups on the rise once again, consumers are starting to actively seek out companies that rely on clean energy and organic resources.  This had led to many vineyards turning to green energy as a solution to the carbon footprint they leave on the earth.  Consumers applaud these measures loudly as a variety or Certified Organic wines have begun to become very popular on the market.  However, this practice isn’t exactly new for the many vineyards in the United States and around the rest of the world.  Organic growing practices and green energy solutions have been part of the wine growing industry for centuries without any formal notice until now.

By going solar vineyards are turning to green energy and making the world a healthier placeWhat does solar have to do with vineyards turning to green energy?

Solar power is one of the easiest methods to implement for vineyards turning to green energy.  Not only does it help to reduce electricity overhead, but it also provides a way to reduce their carbon footprint on the earth, something we should all be striving for.  By installing solar panel energy systems, many vineyards are able to cut the overhead costs of their operation over time and, in turn, pass the savings on to their customers through lower prices.

Even if they are not lowering prices, the extra money leftover means they can offer higher wages, source new methods for organic farming, and commit themselves to a variety of other earth-friendly practices such as researching water recycling at their own locations.  The money saved by going solar really can make a huge impact, not only on prices but on the way they do business overall.

Water recycling is definitely important to vineyards turning to green energyIs water recycling important to vineyards turning to green energy?

The answer to this question is a very big yes.  Water recycling is important to all companies and the communities in which they exist.  All of our natural resources need to be carefully used in order to prevent them from being used up entirely.  While it may not seem like water is going away anytime soon, just ask someone from Nevada or California and they’ll tell you that is not true.  There are many areas where water conservation is the key to a community continuing to survive.  A community without water is one that will eventually have to relocate, something that none of us want to do out of necessity.

By researching methods of on-site water recycling, many vineyards are coming up with ways to purify and reuse water on their estates, rather than draining already suffering resource points.  This is a big step in rebuilding the water table where freshwater sources are becoming depleted over time.

Becoming Certified Organic producers is a big step for vineyards turning to green energyHow else are vineyards turning to green energy?

While it may not seem connected directly, many vineyards have returned to natural practices for their farming methods.  By turning away from chemical pesticides and fertilizers, they are gaining Certified Organic status and helping the earth a little bit at a time.  Many consumers look for the Certified Organic marking on the items they purchase as society turns towards a more earth-aware agenda, so vineyards can benefit from this practice greatly with higher sales for their wares.

Although many will claim this is not a method of green energy, in the end, it does affect our planet in a strong enough way to be considered in the list.  By refusing to add more chemicals to the ground, these vineyards are helping to avoid runoff into the water table.  This means there is a lower need for special water treatment facilities that handle these issues.  By helping to ensure our water tables remain clean, vineyards are aiding in the green energy processes greatly.

What does the future hold for vineyards turning to green energy?

To be honest, the future looks very bright for vineyards turning to green energy.  Their efforts to leave a smaller carbon footprint on the earth and being noticed and by gaining Certified Organic status they are showing how much they care about our earth’s health and our personal health as well.  Consumers love companies who care and these vineyards are not only showing that but are also producing outstanding premium wines while upholding excellent earth-aware values at the same time.  That effort and dedication is admirable and will certainly provide them a bright light to follow into the future.

-

Jan 27, 2017

HAPPY HOUR

4pm - 7pm | Monday - Friday