“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” ― Galileo Galilei
Parducci Wine Cellars water reclamation and conservation program captures, treats, and reuses 100% of the water used in winery operations and is internationally recognized for its innovation and excellence. Awards include the 2007, 2010, and 2014 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) and the 2011 Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing. Parducci is an active member of both the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance and CCOF. ► Read More Awards & Reviews
Tim Thornhill, Rebel With a Cause
In Episode 9 of Food Forward TV, "Quest for Water," Tim Thornhill takes us on a tour of Parducci Winery. Where once sugar water flowed freely from Parducci's drains, Tim has designed and implemented a system of making wine that doesn't waste clean water and has only minimal impact on the local watershed and environment.
The Parducci wetlands are not only peaceful and picturesque, but they provide habitat for diverse wildlife. Migratory ducks and geese, egrets, raptors, owls, hawks, yellow-eyed herons, sandpipers, killdeer, swallows, otters, fish, turtles, and dragonflies can be spotted throughout the year: all adding to the health of the nearby vineyard by providing biodiversity and a natural system for managing vineyard pest populations. ► Learn More