May 2016 Archives

Fetzer leads the way organically in vineyard wastewater solutions

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/may/10/california-winery-eco-friendly-wines-worms A glass of wine can require as much as 14 gallons of water to make, prompting Fetzer Vineyards to try a wriggly wastewater solution invented in Chile. Next time you open a bottle of merlot or chardonnay, be sure…

 

Big Wine & Binge Tourism Cost You:

Big Wine & Binge Tourism Cost You:   Groundwater depletion Drinking water quality polluted with chemical runoff Lack of diversity & monoculture-ask the Irish Deforestation for the land rush-say NO to coastal pinot Wildlife corridors fenced off, habitat diminished for…

 

Unsustainable Groundwater Use in Sonoma Valley

Groundwater resources in Sonoma Valley are already in deficit, depleted by over-pumping of approximately 9% according to USGS modeling. There are 2,500 wells already drilled in Sonoma Valley. In some areas, wells have already run dry, and salt water is…

 

Winery Backlash in Sonoma County – KQED Forum

The number of Sonoma County wineries has more than doubled since 2005 and the industry has become the backbone of the region’s economy. But some neighborhood groups say escalating winery tourism from tasting rooms and events brings unwanted traffic and…