Solar Wineries Celebrate Solstice with First Annual Solarbration

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solarbration.jpgNapa Valley, CA - This summer solstice, wineries at the heart of the solar power trend in Wine Country will celebrate the day of the year when the sun shines the longest with the first annual Solarbration.

On June 21, from 5:30 p.m. until sunset, ZD Wines, Honig Vineyard & Winery, and Peju Province Winery will host a solstice celebration, with special wine tastings, sustainably grown gourmet cuisine, and live entertainment at each of their facilities. Guests are invited on a behind-the-scenes tour of the solar energy systems that power the wineries. Ticket price includes entry to all three wineries. All proceeds will be donated to The Land Trust of Napa County. Land Trust personnel will be at the wineries to answer questions about their land-saving work.
ZD is the latest Rutherford winery to adopt solar power, with the installation of a 125 kW system earlier this year. The 712-module design supplies 100 percent of the energy used in ZD's production.

Honig's solar power system - or their "electricity farm" as they like to call it - is one of the largest in Napa County. The 146 kW system consists of 819 modules, generating 100 percent of their power.

At Peju, 720 panels were installed above the winery's crush pad, barrel room, tank area and offices. The 126 kW system provides 36 percent of Peju's energy needs.

Tickets: $40 for wine club members; $50 for non-members. All proceeds donated to The Land Trust of Napa County. Includes wine, appetizers, live entertainment, and solar power tours.
 
Purchase tickets in-person on the day of the event or online through participating wineries:

Locations (Note: start your evening at the winery from which you purchased your ticket)
  • ZD Wines 8383 Silverado Trail, Rutherford, CA 94558
  • Honig Vineyard & Winery 850 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford, CA 94573
  • Peju Province Winery 8466 St Helena Hwy, Rutherford, CA 94573
                                                                                                       
For information specific to each venue - including food and wine menus, and live entertainment - please visit the websites listed above!

Or, CLICK HERE to read press release in entirety.

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