Filed under: Wine
Just in time for Earth Day this year, an Oregon vineyard will be opening a new winemaking facility that runs off solar power. The new winery at Stoller Vineyards in Dayton, Oregon will open on April 19 and is expected to create 44,000 kilowatt hours of clean renewable solar energy each year. The facility includes a gravity-flow system which results in energy savings in production and is also considered to be the most gentle way to process the Pinot Noir that the winery specializes in. The new facility is the first winery in Oregon to be certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’s Green Building Rating System. Their 2004 JV Pinot Noir sells for $22.