Places — Nancy Light Talks Touring California Wineries And Sustainability

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Nancy Light of the California Wine Institute chats with Paul and sustainable practices in California wineries and reports that wineries are gearing up for visitors this year to show off sustainable practices and trends in organic wine making with Down To Earth Month and other events.




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April In California Celebrate Earth Day And Wine For The Month

Horiuchi-Gladys_cropGladys Horiuchi joins Paul to talk about wine touring in California in celebration not only of Earth Day but of Earth Month. Check out the California Wine Institute web site for ideas for combining touring, tasting and celebrating. There are wineries everywhere you look in California and since quality in wine depends in part on how the grapes are grown this is an ideal time to tour and learn.


In California It’s Time To Get Down To Earth With California Wine

podsquare_LPaul talks with Nancy Light of the California Wine Institute about how wineries in the state educate and entertain visitors during “Down to Earth” April. Think California wine is just red, white or rosé? It’s time to discover how “green” it is, too. Wine Institute has created California Wines: Down to Earth Month, a month-long, statewide celebration of California’s leadership in sustainable winegrowing and winemaking, featuring practices that are environmentally and socially responsible. This April marks the campaign’s second year.

Wineries across the state will engage consumers, policy leaders, media and trade with fun, sustainably focused festivities to learn about California wine’s eco-friendly practices and the people and places behind them. From Earth Day festivals and “green wine trails” to dog-friendly vineyard hikes, wildlife talks, horseback rides and eco-tours, the state’s wineries will highlight being green this April.

“Wine lovers can do more than taste; they can experience where and how wines are grown and made with our green-themed events this April,” said Robert P. (Bobby) Koch, President and CEO of Wine Institute. “We have made a long-term commitment to sustainability. Wineries and vineyards that produce nearly two-thirds of California’s winegrapes and wine participate in our California Sustainable Winegrowing program with more than 10,000 attending educational workshops since the program’s inception a decade ago. The scale of accomplishment is remarkable, as California is the world’s fourth-largest wine producer.”