CNBC.com points to Parducci Wine Cellars as a prime example of "low-carbon brilliance" in a recent article.
CNBC.com writes: “The first carbon neutral equals higher profits award goes to Parducci Wine Cellars…proving you can save money by reducing waste, installing renewable energy supplies and working with your supply chain.”
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Vint-Ed gives a great review to the 2008 Parducci Sustainable White in Edward Deitch's article on St. Patrick's Day "green" (i.e. organic/biodynamic) wine.
Vint-Ed writes: "In any event, the 2008 Sustainable White from Mendocino County succeeds because it’s very good wine and, at $11, is a rare California bargain. That said, it’s laudable that the winery is trying mightily to be environmentally correct -- and succeeding ..."
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John on Wine was "impressed beyond all expectations, beyond imagination" by Parducci Wine Cellars' eco-friendly farming and water conservation practices: "The grapes are grown in a fish friendly manner. The grapes are often CCOF certified Organic grapes. Some of the wines are even Demeter certified Biodynamic wines. Water is captured, naturally filtered and stored for reuse. Power use has been decreased and many energy needs are met through capturing and using solar energy. Packaging and labels are lighter, smarter, degradable, recyclable, and earth friendlier. Offsets have been purchased and the winery is carbon neutral. Pomace and composted waste is used in the vineyards for fertilizer. In a nutshell, Parducci and Mendocino Wine Company are the greenest wine operation in the United States."
John on Wine continues: "When droughts force extreme water conservation measures, and focus environmental concerns about fish deaths due to water being pumped out of rivers to protect against frost damage to crops, Parducci has created a ready reserve of usable reclaimed water. Parducci has demonstrated greater vitality in plants fertilized with free compost and pomace versus expensive synthetic chemical fertilizers. Owls living in boxes on the property naturally protect the grapes from hungry birds and replace nasty pesticides. Energy prices never go down, but Parducci is less reliant on the grid for power."
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