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Sustainably farmed vineyards at Kendall-Jackson.

WE TAKE BIG STEPS TO LEAVE SMALL FOOTPRINTS

Making great wine starts with respect for the land, the community, and the future generations.
Sustainability

Latest Sustainability Report

To learn more, you can view our latest Sustainability Report for Jackson Family Wines.

DOWNLOAD PDF OF SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

WATER CONSERVATION

Kendall-Jackson wines are produced with one-third less water than industry standard.

Since 2008, we have reduced water intensity by 61% by investing in conservation technologies like barrel wash water recycling, waterless UV tank sanitation, rainwater harvesting, and precision drip irrigation that save over 30 MM gallons per year.

Water Conservation

Solar Power

Kendall-Jackson wines are vinted and bottled leveraging the largest solar generator in the wine industry.

We have 7.1 MW of onsite solar arrays that supply nearly 30% of our annual winemaking operations and produce enough clean energy each year to power over 1,300 homes.

Solar Power

Renewable Energy

100% of our estate vineyards and wineries are third-party CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE.

We are 100% renewable powered and purchase renewable credits each year to offset our annual companywide electricity usage and all of our employees' home usage, initiatives that enable us to be CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.

Renewable Energy

Land Preservation

Over half of our total acreage is left to grow wild in support of biodiversity on our lands.

We design our vineyards to have minimal impact on the surrounding environment and utilize sophisticated leading farming practices to encourage soil enhancement, erosion control, and healthy ecosystems by using native cover crops and natural predators such as raptors, owls and bats.

Land Preservation

Social

We pay a minimum wage of $15/hour for all full-time employees.

Our average employee has a tenure of nearly 7 years, and together with our 1,600 employees, we support more than 50 community-based non-profits working to build a better world.

THIRD-PARTY CERTIFICATIONS AND HONORS

Our sustainability programs have earned the endorsements of a number of international third-party certifications and awards.

2016 Green Medal Leader Award 2016 California Green Medal Leader Award – The most prestigious sustainability honor in the California wine community, this award is given for sustainable leadership and excellence in balancing environmentally sound practices, social equity and economic viability. The Green Medal Award is presented by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, Sonoma County Winegrowers, and Napa Valley Vintners, among other leading industry organizations.
Environmental Leader Awards Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year Awards – We have received this esteemed award for two years in a row; in 2015 for our innovative barrel wash water recycling initiative, and in 2016 for our collaboration with Tesla Energy to deploy 8.4 megawatt hours of onsite stationary energy storage.
Renewable Energy Certificates CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE – All of our estate vineyards were CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE in 2010 by Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing  (CCSW), a third-party verified program rooted in more than 240 distinct criteria aimed to protect the environment, support social equity, and produce high quality wine.
Sustainability In Practice

Sustainability In Practice (SIP) – In 2008, we began our SIP certification, a third-party verified program that measures vineyards' environmental, social, and community impact; all our estate vineyards were certified in 2011.

Green Power Leadership Award EPA Green Power Leadership Awards – We received the Environmental Protection Agency's distinguished Green Power Leadership Award in 2011, and again in 2016 for our strategy and performance in energy conservation and renewable energy use.
Renewable Energy Certificates Renewable Energy Certificates – We purchase certified renewable energy for 130% of our annual usage including 100% for our operations and 30% for all of our employees’ home usage – a first for any company. This places us in the EPA’s Top-30 purchasers of 100% renewable power.
LEED – Our distribution center was awarded LEED GOLD certification in 2010, the internationally recognized standard for increased energy efficiency, material reuse, and reduction of associated greenhouse gas emissions.
Healthy Soils Program Grant – In 2017, Jackson Family Wines was awarded a grant through the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) to explore how tillage and compost practices affect soil organic matter, as well as our vineyards' potential to sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide and address the impacts of a changing climate.

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