Sustainable winegrowing denotes a comprehensive set of practices that are environmentally sound, socially equitable, and economically viable. These practices, in a variety of configurations, whole or partial, are being adopted more and more by winegrape growers and vintners throughout California to produce high-quality grapes and make world-class wines. Vineyards and wineries are using these techniques and principles of sustainability to conserve water and energy, maintain healthy soil, protect air and water quality, enhance relations with employees and communities, preserve local ecosystems and wildlife habitat, and improve their economic stability and vitality.
FULFILLING OUR COMMITMENT TO THE PLANET
Mahoney Family Vineyards is striving to apply the practices of sustainable winegrowing to all aspects of our operations, from vineyard and winery to cellar and business office. Our approach to farming and winemaking is rooted in a commitment to the well-being of land, water, and earth. We know our estates are part of larger ecosystems that need our stewardship to remain truly healthy.
Both our vineyards and winery have earned the Wine Institute’s certificates for Sustainability and Fish-Friendly standards, and our practices often exceed the highest compliance metrics now in place. From the energy-efficient tractors and owl boxes in our vineyards, to the solar arrays and recycle programs in our facilities, we try to safeguard the local environment and reduce our carbon footprint whenever and wherever we can. Our goal as growers, in fact, is to produce less CO2 than our vineyards offset.
Carneros Wine Company | Mahoney Family Vineyards has been certified as a sustainable winegrower since 2016.