At TWG we are proud to make a positive environmental impact and preserve our land for generations to come. We demonstrate our environmental stewardship through our commitment to clean energy, our certification of all TWG vineyards (covering thousands of acres) as sustainable or biodynamic, and requiring our third-party grape producers to do the same.
This is not only good for the land, it’s good for the future and for the wines we make.
Our sustainability practices vary per location, but include:
We demonstrate our passion for clean energy by investing in alternative energy and energy efficient lighting. Our solar fields have the capacity to generate an estimated 14 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year.
With water a precious resource, we monitor our water usage throughout our facilities, utilizing, where possible, drip irrigation, solar-powered sensors, and steam cleaning practices.
We continually look for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. When it comes to packaging, we often opt for lightweight glass and boxes, which produce less waste and is more carbon efficient than using traditional glass bottles.
Animals play an important part in our vineyards. In most of our vineyards, we use owl boxes and hawk perches to encourage a self-regulating ecosystem of natural predators for vineyard prey and pests.
We strive to reduce unnecessary waste to our local landfills by recycling much of our glass, plastic, and paper from many of our facilities, including wine manufacturing by-products.
We provide plantings that attract beneficial bees and butterflies to promote pollination and attract hummingbirds and beneficial insects to control unwanted pests on our Sonoma estates.
We ship our wine overseas in bulk via a flexible bag-filled shipping container and then bottle locally. This avoids the transport weight of over 30,000 bottles per bag, reducing our environmental impact associated with shipping.
All vineyards owned and operated by TWG are certified sustainable or biodynamic. We utilize some of the most eco-responsible methods available, treating our land with care for future generations.