Go Green: Earth Day Celebrations In Wine Country

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By Courtney Cochran

Come April 22nd, enviro-friendly oenophiles will have ample opportunity to celebrate Earth Day among the vines. Read on for our top picks for where to go green in wine country on this feel-good holiday.

Green Valley
What better place to fête this fabulous day than in Green Valley!? To wit, Iron Horse Vineyards and several of its Sonoma County neighbors will host "Celebrate Earth Day In Green Valley" a few days early on Sunday, April 19th. Highlights of what to see and do at various stops include a sparkling wine and salt tasting at Iron Horse; biodynamic vineyard tours and sustainable fashions created from recycled wine packaging at DeLoach Vineyards; and docent led tours of the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Sonoma's richest wildlife preserve, starting from Dutton-Goldfield and Balletto Vineyards' joint tasting Green Valley room. Get the scoop here .
Though the decidedly green-leaning winegrowers of Mendocino County claim that "Earth Day is everyday," a number of them has pledged to do something special on the official holiday all the same. And who better to do so than Parducci Wine Cellars , which not long ago became the nation's first carbon neutral winery? Come next Wednesday, visitors are invited to learn techniques for preserving and protecting the environment while touring Parducci's estate organic vineyards, constructed wetlands and historic redwood tank room. If you make it, keep your eyes peeled for the bee hives, dragonflies, owl boxes, migratory ducks and mobile chicken coops the winery views as integral to its sustainability program; it could just be a very earthy Earth Day if you do.

Find other Earth Day Celebration Events!

Past Earth Day/Green Articles:
In the Wine World, It's Always Earth Day
Earth to Ukiah
Parducci - Green Winery
Bardessono - New Mecca for Wine Country Travel
Sustainable Silverado

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Don't forget about the Healdsburg area in the Russian River Valley (CA), or the northern Willamette Valley area of Oregon. Both have numerous organic/biodynamic wineries, some of which are clustered closely together for easy visiting.


Whaere are the wine prouduce and how much time it take to produce a wine

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