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Sustainability

Collectively, we can accomplish more

What does sustainability mean? To us, it means improving the quality of life for all who inhabit this planet today and tomorrow. Minimizing our impact on the environment is just one piece of the puzzle. Caring for people and giving a voice to marginalized communities are equally important in our sustainability mission. Here’s how we’re making this a reality and how you can help:

Sustainability

Collectively, we can accomplish more

What does sustainability mean? To us, it means improving the quality of life for all who inhabit this planet today and tomorrow. Minimizing our impact on the environment is just one piece of the puzzle. Caring for people and giving a voice to marginalized communities are equally important in our sustainability mission. Here’s how we’re making this a reality and how you can help:

VINEYARDS

An eye on the future

We prioritize growers who are taking the extra step to farm sustainably. Does this mean they carry certifications? Not always. Certifications are important, but they can be costly and overly rigid for small growers. Instead, we support growers who are dedicated to cultivating beautiful fruit with practices that are sustainable for both the vineyard’s eco-systems and their own business.

WINERY

Napa Green Certified

As a winery member of Napa Green, we implement more than 100 sustainability and stewardship standards to:

•  Save energy & water and increase efficiency
•  Prevent waste through recycling, composting, and environmentally preferable purchasing
•  Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the winery’s carbon footprint
•  Progress social equity

The philosophy behind Napa Green is holistic, so these standards extend beyond production to hospitality and our general business practices. We use LEDs when possible or keep the lights off all together, we use reclaimed water to keep our landscaping healthy, and we are methodical about recycling and composting.

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PACKAGING

Making the right choice

Our wine packaging satisfies both form and function.

Glass Our bottles are recyclable and lighter weight than traditional glass to minimize our carbon footprint.

Closures We choose 100% recyclable tin capsules for our upper tier wines and go with no capsules for our everyday Fifth Moon wines.

Corks We use compostable Neutrocorks (made from microparticles of natural cork) in our Fifth Moon wines, with the exception of the original White Blend and Red Blend bottlings. These, and our entire Hundred Knot collection, are stopped with carbon negative natural cork.

Often misunderstood, corks are far better for the environment than synthetic alternatives, and they are biodegradable and recyclable. Trees are not harmed when harvested, and the wine industry helps preserve cork forests which are extremely effective at absorbing greenhouse gasses. In fact, according to Amorim, a global supplier of cork, a single cork stopper can absorb 309g of CO2!

SHIPPING MATERIALS

Practical & eco-friendly

Our goal is always for our wines to arrive safely at your door. And we do it with minimal, recyclable packing material.

Boxes 100% recyclable cardboard

Wine Inserts Molded pulp made from post-consumer paper waste that’s diverted from landfills and incinerators. It’s insulating and protective. 100% recyclable and biodegradable.

Marketing Materials Minimal materials made on 100% recyclable paper.

RE-USE & RECYCLE

You can do your part

Here’s how you can help us keep the loop closed:

Glass Bottles Recycle
Tin Foils Recycle
Corks Recycle where accepted, or compost
Shipping Box Recycle
Pulp Shipping Inserts Recycle or compost
Marketing Materials Recycle

COMMUNITY

We’re better together

When we give more people a seat at the table—from consumers to employees—we create a more vibrant and thriving community. A holistic approach to sustainability lets diverse voices be heard, brings to light social and environmental issues that are often overlooked, and creates opportunities for real and comprehensive change. Working together, we can build a more sustainable, inclusive, and healthier future for all.

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