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our responsibility

Sustainability is fundamental to how we approach winemakingprotecting the land

We believe in creating wines that reflect the bounty of the Sonoma Coast, while protecting the region and its environment. Sustainability is a fundamental element in how we approach growing and making wines at MacRostie, and our respect for the land carries through in every part of the process. Our focus on sustainability can clearly be seen in many areas of our operations, from water conservation to energy efficiency, composting and waste reduction.

Stewards of the Land & Community

We Believe in the Value of 3rd Party Certification & Transparency with our Customers

Certified California Sustainable Winery

Recognized as the gold standard for sustainability certification in California, this rigorous certification is awarded for a commitment to environmental stewardship, conservation, and socially equitable business practices.

Certified Bay Area Green Business

Verifies that participating businesses exceed all environmental regulations, and implement specific practices to reduce pollution, save water, conserve energy, shrink their overall carbon footprint and protect human health.

Sonoma Sustainable

Awarded by The Sonoma County Winegrape Commission to certify vineyards that demonstrate a commitment to farming sustainably, continual improvement, and preserving agriculture for future generations .

Continuous Improvement

Building on this initial certification, and everything we have learned about sustainability over the years, in 2015 we achieved CCSW certification for our acclaimed Wildcat Mountain Vineyard, and our Thale’s Estate Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. While we are proud of our stewardship of these great vineyards, and of our many accomplishments in the area of sustainability, because CCSW certification requires a process of “continuous improvement,” we are constantly expanding and refining our sustainability program.

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Thale’s Vineyardexplore

This 14-acre Pinot Noir vineyard on Westside Road is the home of the MacRostie Estate House tasting room and winery. Beginning in 2013, this exceptional young vineyard began producing some of MacRostie’s finest lots of Pinot Noir, and has become a cornerstone of our vineyard program.

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Nightwing Vineyardexplore

The cool-climate vineyard is located at the mountainous eastern edge of the Petaluma Gap AVA and features some of the highest planted elevations in the region, reaching heights of 1,400 feet. Nightwing Vineyard was developed in 2017 and planted the following year as a mosaic of 35 blocks featuring 44 acres of Pinot Noir and 30 acres of Chardonnay.

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Wildcat Mountain explore

Located on the edge of  the cool Petaluma Gap region of the Sonoma Coast, this sustainably-certified Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyard possesses an ideal mountain terroir and remarkable volcanic soils that consistently produce fruit with intensity and depth of flavor. 

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Dutton Ranch explore

Recognized as one of the most important families in Sonoma County viticulture, the Duttons have been in the Russian River Valley and Green Valley AVAs since the late 1800s, and represent one of the strongest traditions in sustainable farming for the production of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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Sangiacomo Vineyard explore

This family-owned vineyard is located along Sonoma Creek, and has Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines planted between 1974 and 1994. The Sangiacomos, who helped pioneer Sonoma County viticulture, are renowned for the exceptional quality of their grapes, and have contributed to every year of our wine program since 1987.