It’s always nice to relax with a glass of after a long day. The thought of sipping on Riesling in a vineyard filled with wildflowers, green leaves and clusters of ripe grapes on trellises is one which is quite enjoyable to many – but what if the bottle of wine your beverage came from was created using -friendly choices such as recycled glass and photovoltaic systems? Wouldn’t your drink taste that much sweeter? Many people seem to think so, which is why solar and eco-friendly tools such as these are being utilized worldwide to make bottles of wine. Solar has been gaining popularity across the globe over the years. It’s about time we take wine to solar heights! In some of the latest solar news, wine companies are going solar.

Wines Goes Solar

In the Trentino region of beautiful northern Italy, Cavit Wines creates more than 3.5 million cases on an annual basis from close to 14,000 acres. You might have heard of Cavit Wines, because it happens to be one of the largest United States imports of delicious Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio. If you are wondering how the wine is made, look to the sun – solar power is what Cavit uses to make their wine. Using solar to make wine is a wonderful concept, but Cavit takes it a step further – the company uses recycled glass and aluminum 80% of the time, and they employ sustainable farming technology to boot.

Palm Bay International is a company that happens to import Cavit Wines, and as per senior vice president Marcy Whitman, it is understood that as an agricultural business, it’s important to safeguard their assets – specifically, water and land. This eco and solar-friendly outlook is one which would be beneficial to companies all over the world. And it’s not only important to major companies to know that solar concepts are being utilized – consumers care about going solar, too. The Wine Market Council released a survey on April 13, which demonstrated that just under half of more than 1,100 respondents reported it is important to them how a wine is produced. Consumers want to drink wine produced in a solar-friendly or ethically responsible way. Cheers to that!

Younger consumers are very receptive to solar production methods. Luckily, Cavit Wines recognizes this truth and hopes to reach their newer consumers with their solar production methods. Cavit is aware of the importance of being socially responsible, and this positions the innovative company in a major way, as per Whitman.

Solar & Sheep – They Go Hand in Hand

When one thinks of solar-friendly choices, they might not think of sheep – but should they feel sheepish for thinking this way? Not necessarily, because it’s a comparatively new, albeit very creative concept. Sheep can be used to fertilize the land – at least, New Zealand’s Yealands Family Wines thinks so.

Baby doll sheep have been brought to Yealands’ vineyard. Why? The answer is simple: they can take care of the weeds by providing a natural fertilizer. And don’t worry about these adorable sheep getting into the grapes – they’re too short to reach them.

Have you heard of ZD Wines? This is a producer in the world-famous Napa Valley that is on board with solar – it boasts estates which are organically certified in Carneros and Rutherford. They use owl boxes, honeybees, chickens and solar elements when it comes to the production of their wine. The next step is to employ sustainable landscaping.

While installing can be a major upfront investment, Whitman and other like-minded business professionals recognize that going solar is worth it. Consumers care about going solar and clearly companies care about incorporating solar, too. It is such a wonderful idea to use solar solutions to produce wine and it is so encouraging to see major, successful companies opt to use solar methods in their work. Follow solar news to stay on top of the latest and greatest developments – think about how solar technology can be applied to your daily life and indulgences!

Sources:

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/from-solar-panels-to-sheep-winemakers-take-eco-friendly-steps-to-grow-their-businesses-2018-04-20

https://www.news-press.com/story/life/food/2018/04/23/gina-drinks-earth-week-wines-lovely-and-kind-planet/532623002/

 

 

 

 

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