This is a unique effort of businesses working voluntarily to reduce their carbon footprint, and the largest effort within the wine industry in the
While the state’s wine industry is not a major emitter of greenhouse gas emissions, it is directly impacted by climate change. The wine industry is the “canary in the coal mine” for climate change. By completing the first year of the initiative, these wine industry leaders are demonstrating the important role businesses play in reducing carbon emissions and providing leadership within the wine industry and beyond.
Fourteen wineries and vineyards have completed the carbon neutral program for 2009 and invested in a regional, verifiable offset. These are: Abacela , Adelsheim Vineyard, A to Z Wineworks/REX HILL, Chehalem , Cooper Mountain Vineyards, King Estate Winery, Left Coast Cellars, Lemelson Vineyards, Mahonia Vineyards, Sokol Blosser Winery, Soter Vineyards, Stoller Vineyards,