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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sustainable Grape Growing in Sonoma County

 Sustainable farming in the broad sense is getting what we need now from the land without harming it for future generations.

 The Sonoma County Winegrowers represent 1,800 growers. Within five years they want 100% sustainably grown grapes for all vineyards in the county. This will be the country's first sustainable wine region.  All vineyard land will be assessed to see what is needed and a plan created to move to sustainability (many vineyards are already there). A third party will determine certification. It's quite a project. 


Solar panel array at Rodney Strong Vineyards
 They became sustainably certified in 2010
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