Sustainable wine making is nothing new-- in fact, several wineries have been using sustainable practices for decades. One of the forefathers of sustainable wine making is Newton Vineyard.
The winery proudly posts its theories on sustainability on its site:
Newton’s sustainable farming practices consider the entire ecosystem, vines, animals, other plant species, soil life and type in order to minimize pests and diseases and foster a healthy symbiotic relationship between our vines and the environment. Avoiding commonly practiced short-term solutions, Newton adopts a long-term sustainable and balanced approach.
The wine is artfully and conscientiously crafted-- and now, Newton is fostering other eco-focused individuals.
The winery gives back to eco-minded artisans by commissioning pieces reflecting its philosophy, and this year worked with eco-conscious clay artist Michael Wisner, a California and Aspen resident.
Wisner designed The Element, a white wine chiller and coaster set made of clay found in the winery’s Carneros vineyards. The piece was introduced in May and will be available through 2011 and into 2012.
Available nationally, the $400 limited edition set is numbered and signed by the artist. His chiller & coaster designs represent earth, air, fire and water – the elements comprising the Napa terroir.
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