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Winery

By Hayley Thomas

Niner Wine Estates With a forward-thinking approach to winemaking, Niner Wine Estates sets the bar for sustainability

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or Niner Wine Estates Winemaker Amanda Cramer, “being green” isn’t about novelty — it’s about responsibility. “It’s the way of the future,” said Cramer. “If you’re building a brand-new building, why not build it in such a way that it is environmentally friendly, eco-conscious and energy-efficient?” The Niner winery is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. This respected certification is awarded by the US Green Building Council and is based on a project’s environmental responsibility, profitability and overall health consciousness. Niner Wine Estates takes great pride in this distinction as a green winery. The building is nestled into a scenic hillside, on the shadiest spot on the Highway 46 East property. Taking advantage of the area’s unique microclimate, barrel rooms are equipped with night-air cooling. Similarly, skylights provide natural light sources. Outside, landscaped areas boast native and adapted species with efficient drip irrigation. All waste-water is recycled through the use of a three-pond system, with water from a holding pond irrigating the

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THE WINEPRESS MAGAZINE SPRING 2013

Profile for The Winepress Magazine

The Winepress Magazine Spring Edition  

A Magazine dedicated to wine country in California

The Winepress Magazine Spring Edition  

A Magazine dedicated to wine country in California

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