Sustainable Vineyards: A Spotlight on Sonoma County Winegrowers

Sustainable Vineyards: A Spotlight on Sonoma County Winegrowers

30 Rockefeller Plaza Manhattan

From Tuesday, March 3 2020 at 11:30 pm until Wednesday, March 4 2020 at 02:30 am

On March 3rd, we’ll explore what sustainability means in the world of agriculture and how the 6 capitals of sustainability are addressed, the challenges of uniting a farming community in a common goal, the benefit to consumers and partners and the future of sustainable wine-growing in Sonoma County.

Please join the SILC Club and Deborah Goldstein, founder of DRIVEN Professionals, as she interviews Karissa Kruse, President of Sonoma County Winegrowers. Karissa will share the challenging path to becoming the most sustainable wine region in the world.

Sonoma County is a rich agricultural area with 60,000 acres of wine grapes and 1800 winegrowers, many of whom are multi-generational family farmers. In 2014, Sonoma County Winegrowers made the bold commitment to have 100% of the county’s vineyard acreage certified sustainable by a third-party auditor. In September, the organization announced that winegrowers had reached 99% sustainability and have made a new commitment to partner in a Climate Adaptation Certification program, the first of its kind for agriculture.

Certified sustainable wine will be served along with refreshments. The winery sponsors will be Dutton-Goldfield Winery, Sonoma-Cutrer and Alexander Valley Vineyards.

 

Event Schedule:

5:30pm - 6:15pm Registration

6:15pm - 7:30pm Welcome & Program

7:30pm - 8:30pm Networking