SAN FRANCISCO — McManis Family Vineyards, from Ripon, won the Business Award of the second annual California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards. The award recipients were honored at a ceremony and lunch reception on April 20 in Sacramento.
The California Green Medal was developed to showcase wineries and vineyards committed to sustainability. It is presented by a group of grape growing organizations including the Lodi Winegrape Commission.
The McManis Family Vineyards won the Business Award for its devotion to smart business policies through efficiencies, cost savings and innovation from implementing sustainable practices.
The vineyard’s water use efficiency measures include the use of soil moisture sensors, flow meters and distribution uniformity tests. The winery recycles water and averages one gallon of water to produce one gallon of wine.
The winery has also decreased energy use, diesel use and tractor work and limited the impact on soil. Through its sustainability programs,McManis Family Vineyards has helped the environment, surrounding community and improved employee retention. McManis Family Vineyards has also streamlined processes in the vineyard, winery and office, resulting in economic gains that have made business more profitable for future generations.