2016 Annual Sustainability Report
On January 12, 2017, the Sonoma County Winegrowers released its 3rd Annual Sustainability Report detailing their efforts towards making Sonoma County the first 100% sustainable winegrowing region in the U.S. After three years, Sonoma County has made incredible progress towards reaching their goal with 85% of the vineyard acreage assessed and 60% certified sustainable.
According to the new Sonoma County Winegrowers’ 3rd Annual Sustainability Report:
- 49,577 vineyard acres (85%) of Sonoma County’s 58,235 vineyard acres have been sustainably self-assessed;
- 34,654 vineyard acres (60%) of Sonoma County’s 58,235 vineyard acres have been certified sustainable by a third-party audit; and,
- 1,223 vineyard properties in Sonoma County are sustainable by either completing their sustainability self-assessment or receiving third party certification; and,
- 46 wineries are certified sustainable.
This annual Sustainability Report is a comprehensive document that shares the stories of our winegrower’s and winemaker’s path towards sustainability – their practices and the impact it has on the environment, our community and people, and the local economy. It also provides a report card on where we’re at towards reaching our sustainability goals. This report was produced in partnership with the North Bay Business Journal and distributed in every newspaper throughout Sonoma County to more than 100,000 households.
We hope you will celebrate our efforts and join us in the bold initiative to help make Sonoma County the best place to live, work, and do business!