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The PlumpJack Collection of Wineries Is Paving the Way to Sustainability in the Wine Industry

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April 5, 2023 – The PlumpJack Collection of Wineries prioritizes organic farming, water conservation, environmental responsibility, and working with some of Napa’s most innovative, sustainability-minded winemakers.

Here are some of the sustainable practices that the PlumpJack Collection of Wineries implements:

  • LEED Certification: In 2010, CADE Estate Winery was honored to be the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified estate winery in Napa Valley. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
  • Organic Farming: CADE’s philosophy of making luxury wine in harmony with the environment begins in the soil of the 21-acre estate vineyard, where the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines have been farmed organically and CCOF certified since 2009. The U.S. Department of Agriculture stipulates that American farms, including wine-grape vineyards, may gain certified organic status with a rigorous yearly inspection conducted by certified USDA inspection agencies. The non-profit California Certified Organic Farmers association holds CADE to these high standards.
  • Water Conservation: The PlumpJack Collection of Wineries has always been committed to the environment. They not only want to do right by the land for today; they want to leave it in better condition for the generations to follow. They save water by using a water-conserving barrel washing system that shuts off automatically, recycling and reusing cleaning solutions, using meters that track water usage to ensure they are conserving and don’t have any leaks, catching rainwater from the downspouts and using that for irrigation, and much more.
  • Monarch Tractors: All-electric Monarch Tractors will soon be used to farm PlumpJack’s latest acquisitions: Oso Vineyard and 13th Vineyard by CADE. These tractors are manufactured in California and are made to help reduce emissions by using driver-optional and data-driven technology to help to elevate farming practices.

“Whether bottling 100-point wine under sustainable screwcaps before any other Napa Valley winery or building the first Gold LEED-certified winery in California at CADE Estate, the PlumpJack team isn’t afraid to be the first to adapt,” explains Jeff Owens, Winemaker at Odette Estate and Adaptation.

These are just a few of the many ways the PlumpJack Collection of Wineries is paving the way to sustainability in the wine industry. 

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