Conserving Water with Employee Engagement at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
See how J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, a Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW) vineyard and winery, manages and conserves water at their Paso Robles winery. They begin by tracking their usage and then engage employees through a volunteer committee to review usage data and make suggestions to improve management practices. For more information about their commitment to sustainability, visit the J. Lohr website.
Using PIGs at Sonoma Wine Company
See how Sonoma Wine Company, a Certified California Sustainable Winery, uses Pipeline Inspection Gauges (PIGs) to save money, help conserve water, and reduce energy use. Sonoma Wine Company was able to utilize PG&E’s Tool Lending Library (TLL) to implement their PIG. For more information, please visit: PG&E Tool Lending Library (TLL).
See how Williams Selyem Winery, a Sustainable Winegrowing Program (SWP) participant, harnesses and utilizes the sun's energy to heat water for cleaning and sanitizing in their winery practices. Learn how they worked with PG&E to install solar thermal and reduce reliance on expensive propane. For more information, visit the PG&E rebate program site.
Gallo Vineyards: Water Efficiency in the Vineyards
Learn about irrigation efficiency at Gallo Vineyards, a Certified California Sustainable Vineyard. Discover how various elements of infrastructure contribute to energy and water efficiency in the vineyard, including source meters, regular testing of equipment, and uniformed distribution. For more information, visit: Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program or PG&E rebate program.
Saving Energy with High Speed Roll-up Doors at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Learn how J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines saved over 32,000 kilowatt hours and 20,000lbs in CO2 emissions per year through the installation of two high-speed roll-up doors in their barrel rooms. High-speed roll-up doors help wineries better meet their energy conservation and wine quality goals through regulating barrel room temperature and humidity, improving traffic flow and saving energy. Find out more about PG&E rebates and incentive programs at: PG&E Agriculture and Food Money-Back Solutions
Learn how Turner Road Vintners, a Constellations Brands winery and a Certified California Sustainable Winery, provides wetlands habitat for the benefit of local wildlife and employee enjoyment, while improving water quality and saving water through the installation of process water ponds and wetlands restoration efforts.
Building an Energy Efficient Winery at LangeTwins Family Winery & Vineyards
Learn how to get free design assistance and save money while planning, building or expanding your energy efficient winery.
Find out more about Pacific Gas & Electric's Savings by Design program at: Savings by Design
FULL-LENGTH VIDEO OF PRESS EVENT PRESENTATIONS: (1 ½ hours total for all 7 segments)
1) Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Overview
John Heckman, FiveWinds International
2) Certification Pilot Panel Discussion
Moderator: Chris Savage of E. & J. Gallo Winery, and Panelists: Bill Cooper of Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Kim Ledbetter Bronson of Vino Farms, Neil Roberts of Roberts Vineyard Management, and Steve Smit of Constellation Wines U.S.
3) How Sustainability Produces Benefits for Business, Industry & Investing
4) 2009 California Wine Community Sustainability Report Introduction
Allison Jordan, CSWA
5) 2009 Sustainability Report Findings
Dr. Jeff Dlott, SureHarvest
6) Next Steps for the Sustainable Winegrowing Program