30 Jun '15, 10am

Jackson presses winemaking into sustainability innovation

Jackson presses winemaking into sustainability innovation

Wine making in Sonoma County, California, is older than the settling of the West, but some wineries in this tradition-steeped industry are moving fast into a future of zero waste, scant greenhouse gases and sustainable agriculture . Jackson Family Wines, the maker of Kendall-Jackson chardonnay, La Crema pinot noir, Stonestreet cabernet sauvignon and 27 other brands, appears to be leading the way, based on recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , early certification as a sustainable winegrower and being named the green company of the year by the beverage industry. Video of Sustainability on the vineyard For Jackson, sustainability includes not only closed loop water recycling and generating onsite solar energy onsite and storing some of it in Tesla batteries , but also the age-old practice of using falcons to chase away smaller birds and rodents from vine...

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