The Solar Vineyard House is a new concept from Michael Jantzen that incorporates wine making with sustainable energy and water conservation systems.
In Oregon, wineries are helping to preserve agricultural lands — and vintners, increasingly, are choosing green practices to craft that perfect Pinot Noir.
Stoller was the first winery in the U.S. to achieve LEED Gold in 2006, and its new tasting room furthers that green focus with solar power and reclaimed wood.
Kendall-Jackson, known for its Chardonnay, has installed a cogeneration system that will provide both electricity and hot water for the winery via the sun.
Michael Jantzen’s Solar Vineyard Winery is the definition of a sustainable building that adapts to the natural shape of the surrounding terrain.
Already home to uber-green facilities, UC Davis says it will now build the world’s first “self-sustainable, zero-carbon teaching and research facility.”
The Cliff May-designed Napa home of the late wine giant Robert Mondavi, now up for auction with a bid floor of $13.9 million, looks to be solar paneled.