LODI — Trinchero Family Estates has been recognized for sustainability by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA), California Association of Winegrape Growers, Lodi Winegrape Commission, Napa Valley Vintners, Vineyard Team and Wine Institute.
The winery received the business award for its commitment to environmental stewardship, charitable giving and responsibility, the organizations said.
Specifically, Trinchero was chosen because its “vineyards are managed to balance desired quality, necessary inputs and water use, while wineries strive to minimize water, waste and energy use in both their Napa and Lodi facilities.” according to a press release about the award.
Trinchero was also awarded for its sustainable packaging — especially its light-weight bottles and recycled glass as well as alternative packaging such as Tetra Pak and 100 percent recyclable and lightweight PET mini bottles.
Trinchero was one of a number of California wineries singled out for the inaugural California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards.