Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices

HALL Napa Valley

HALL is a premier winery with 500 acres of estate vineyards of Bordeaux varietals. Owners Craig and Ambassador Kathryn Hall maintain a strong respect for the environment through organic farming and state-of-the-art production facilities built to LEED standards. In fact, HALL St. Helena was named as the first LEED certified winery in California. Through meticulous attention to detail, HALL’s award-winning wines express the unique and diverse character of Napa Valley's soils and climates. 

Quintessa

Quintessa owners Augustin and Valeria Huneeus bought this beautiful 280 acre estate when it was filled with oak trees and farmland. They turned it into a leading vineyard in Rutherford, and practiced first pest-friendly, organic farming, before converting to biodynamic, partly in 2002 and then fully in 2005. Visitors learn about this holistic approach to winemaking in a calming, enriching environment. 

Long Meadow Ranch

Our 650 acre property is devoted to organic and sustainable farming. We run a modern, commercially successful family farm and we're widely acknowledged as a purveyor of fine food. Our philosophy is "Eat Fresh & Eat Local". 

Bioweingut Lorenz

The Lorenz organic winery stands for eco wine culture, top quality, open hospitality and a real zest for life. To enable future generations enjoy a viable environment, Lorenz supports handling natural resources responsibly and an intact ecosystem, working in the vineyard and cellar to EU eco rules, using regenerable energies, and seeks to pass on this awareness to guests at numerous events.

Delheim

Visitors are welcome seven days a week all year round to enjoy cellar tours, tastings, the restaurant, beautiful gardens and scenery. Delheim has a rigorous conservation management plan and also founded the Klapmutskop Conservancy where several ecotourism initiatives have been established. The Delheim community is supported by BEE, training, financial assistance, a vegetable garden and a crèche.

Chateau Cablanc

Chateau Cablanc is only ten minutes from Saint Emilion but is located in a tiny hidden-away valley. The family-orientated tour takes visitors on a nature trail through the valley and its vineyards, explaining the importance of protecting the local environment in quality wine-making. 

Bodegas Viña Ijalba

 

Wine lovers will be able to verify the Viña Ijalba´s commitment with the environment through the explanation about how we recovered gravel extraction soils to plant our vineyards and the green filter we use to purify sewage waters to irrigate our vines and gardens later on.

We also provide tourists with details about the alternative power sources for the energy used in the winery, and the recovery of all those native grape varieties that existed in our area some decades ago.

Podere Poggio a Campoli

The estate is situated on the south west side of the Chianti hills where the peculiarity of the calcareous land, the mildness of the climate and the laboriousness of men enhance the production of high quality wines. The owners have long worked in the research and reimplant of the almost extinct grapes and have applied the organic farming techniques since 1998 in a way to obtain wines rich in savours and personality, which remember ancient country memories.

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