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.
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.