Since 1987, Sonoma County has been our home. By conserving water, energy, and other precious natural resources, we are dedicated to preserving its beauty and vitality for generations to come.
Sustainability has long been an important element in how we approach growing and making wine here at MacRostie. This focus on sustainability can clearly be seen in many areas of our operations, from water conservation to energy efficiency, composting and waste reduction.
But more than just believing in the idea of sustainability, we believe in third-party certification. In May of 2012, the progress achieved by our sustainability program in areas such as Ecosystem Management, Watershed Management, Sensitive Species, Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation and Community Involvement culminated in MacRostie Winery earning the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing designation. This rigorous certification of environmental stewardship, conservation and socially equitable business practices was determined by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance after a review by an impartial third-party auditor.
Building on this initial certification, and everything we have learned about sustainability over the years, we are currently in the process of expanding our certification to include our acclaimed Wildcat Mountain Vineyard, and Thale’s Vineyard, our beautiful new estate vineyard in the Russian River Valley—both of which we expect to earn certification in 2015.
While we are proud of our stewardship of these great vineyards, and in our many accomplishments in the area of sustainability, our efforts are ongoing as we work to continually expand and refine our sustainability program, while making the finest wines in our history.