Feature image: Odette Winery. Photo by Adrian Gregorutti.
There’s no better time than autumn, when the leaves turn orange and crisp breezes begin blowing, to embrace seasonal libations. This year, cozy up with a drink made in the greenest storehouses.
These wineries and breweries practice sustainability year-round with their LEED-certified facilities. LEED presents not only an opportunity for sustainable production, but also for interaction with the environment and community in which these manufacturers harvest and work.
For example, the New Belgium Brewery in Asheville, North Carolina, works closely with its habitat, capturing rainwater and using it to nourish native plants. The brewery also has an interdepartmental group called “Beer Scouts” who sponsor volunteer events for coworkers to give back to the community. In 2016, New Belgium coworkers logged 4,220 volunteer hours working with local organizations like Habitat for Humanity.
Goldeneye Winery—Philo, California
CADE Winery—Angwin, California
Shale Oak Winery—Paso Robles, California
Odette Winery—Napa, California
Hilliard Bruce Winery—Lompoc, California
- Frog's Leap Winery—Rutherford, California
Stoller Vineyards Winery—Dayton, Oregon
Torii Mor Winery—Dundee, Oregon
- Sokol Blosser Winery—Dundee, Oregon
New Hampshire Brewery
- Smuttynose Brewing Company—Hampton, New Hampshire
New York Winery
Red Tail Ridge Winery—Penn Yan, New York
New York Brewery
Catskill Brewery—Livingston Manor, New York
North Carolina Breweries:
Mother Earth Brewery—Kinston, North Carolina
New Belgium Brewing—Asheville, North Carolina
- Sierra Nevada Brewing Company—Mills River, North Carolina
Shelburne Vineyard Winery—Shelburne, Vermont
Brewery Vivant—Grand Rapids, Michigan