Monday, April 2, 2012

California Wines: Down To Earth

During the month of April, a number of California wineries will be showcasing their sustainability efforts with green wine trails, eco-tours in the vineyard and, of course, Earth Day wine and food festivals.

Wine Institute has a list of festivities occuring during "Down To Earth Month" at wineries across the Golden State, in which sustainable farming and eco-friendly winemaking will be the focus.


The highlight will be the 6th annual Earth Day celebration April 20th - 22nd, 2012, at Pomar Junction Vineyard and Winery.  During the weekend-long bash, over 200 wine and food purveyors will show off their sustainable practices and offer samples of their wares.

The Wine Institute says the “Down to Earth” month events will "let wine lovers get down to earth—connecting to the land and the people who make the wines they enjoy in a manner that benefits the environment and the community."

Robert P. (Bobby) Koch, president and CEO of Wine Institute says, “More than two-thirds of California’s winegrape growers and winemakers have adopted our sustainable program and participation is increasing, making ours one of the most widely adopted in the wine world.”