Wine and Sustainability

With its roots in agriculture, environmental sustainability has been a focus for many in the wine industry since the beginning. Yet as consumers have become more conscious of the impact of their purchasing decisions, sustainability-focused practices are broadening to encompass what is known as the three Es: environmentally sensitive, socially equal and economically viable. By combining environmentally responsible practices with social and economic sustainability, wineries are not only preserving the quality of their land and producing the best grapes, but are also setting an example for other industries to follow. The shift toward sustainability in the wine industry is a positive development, not only for the environment but also for the consumers, the communities and the industry itself. By embracing sustainable practices, wineries can continue to produce high-quality wines while preserving the health of the land, the local wildlife and the environment. Additionally, they can build stronger relationships with their employees, their communities and their customers, contributing to the social and economic well-being of the region.

The emergence of certification agencies helps to ensure that the claims made by wineries about their sustainability practices are reliable, providing consumers with a level of confidence in the product. The fact that so many wineries have achieved these accreditations is a testament to their commitment to sustainability and their efforts to preserve nature’s balance. Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important consideration for wineries and for consumers as they look for products that are not only delicious but also responsible and sustainable. By embracing sustainable practices and prioritizing the environment, wineries are setting an example for other industries to follow, and helping to create a better future for all. As consumers continue to seek out sustainable products, the demand for sustainable wines is likely to grow, driving the industry forward in a positive direction.

The wineries highlighted in this special advertorial section are leading the way in sustainable wine production, and it will be exciting to see how this trend continues to evolve in the future


Sustainable Wineries

Bodega Piedra Negra

In Argentina’s Uco Valley, Bordeaux vigneron François Lurton and his team create wines in harmony with…

Mendoza Province, Argentina

Cakebread Cellars

In 1972, Jack and Dolores Cakebread purchased 22-acres of farmland in Rutherford that became Cakebread Cellars and b…

Rutherford, California

Champagne Innovators

Champagne Houses Piper-Heidsieck, Charles Heidsieck & Rare Champagne, part of the family-owned EPI Group, put sus…

Reims, France

Château Malartic-Lagravière

For 25 years, Château Malartic-Lagravière, Classified Growth of Graves in Bordeaux, has taken a deeply…

Léognan, France

Generazione Vigneti

Family, territory and entrepreneurial vision define the coordinates of our values. Since 1995, the fourth generation…

Toscana, Italy

Gloria Ferrer

Gloria Ferrer, respected Carneros winery, has been crafting world-class sparkling wine in Sonoma for nearly four dec…

Sonoma, California

Honig Vineyard & Winery

When the Honig family purchased their Rutherford vineyard in 1964, sustainability became their way of life. In the e…

Rutherford, California

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

J. Lohr’s dedication to sustainability and the environment traces its roots to founder Jerry Lohr’s seve…

San Jose, California

Maison M. Chapoutier

A profound respect for nature and its rhythms inspires Michel Chapoutier, who has pursued an unwavering commitment t…


Oak Ridge Winery

Generational farming is a thing in Lodi— vintners, winemakers and farmers have been contributing to Lodi&rsquo…

Lodi, California

Riboli Family Wines

The Riboli family believes great things come through hard work, innovation and treating others —both people an…

Paso Robles, California

Scheid Family Wines

The Scheid family started out as grapegrowers in Monterey County in 1972 and has been a conscientious steward of the…

Monterey County, California

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

For over five decades, sustainability has been a guiding principle at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. The winery…

Santa Rosa, California

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

In the Rutherford appellation of Napa Valley, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery produces 100% estategro…

Rutherford, California

Symington Family Estates

As a producer of leading Port and wine brands for more than 140 years, Symington Family Estates knows how to think l…


Vranken-Pommery Monopole

For more than 20 years, the Vranken-Pommery vineyards have been strongly committed to a sustainable viticulture appr…


Wente Vineyards

Now marking its 140th anniversary year, Wente Vineyards has been farming sustainably since its 1883 founding, long b…

Livermore, California