Lighter glass bottles are just one component of Trinchero Family Estates’ plan to reduce resource use.
Pomace and other green waste is collected for compost.
Employees are trained on how to properly sort waste to improve waste diversion rates.
Trinchero’s waste reduction doesn’t end in the winery, but extends into the vineyard. They minimize the use of synthetic chemicals for pest and weed control by using cover crops, Integrated Pest Management, bird boxes and more. Each year they compost more than 20,000 tons of grape skins, seeds, and stems. “Once you create behavioral change, no matter the size of your company… you do it every day and it’s done,” said LeMasters.
These far-reaching efforts to reduce waste explain why Trinchero Family Estates was the only Northern California winery to receive the Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) Award every year from 2001 to 2011, and why recognition for their leadership keeps rolling in.
Evaluate the packaging of your finished product. Can you minimize weight and maximize recycled content? Trinchero reduces waste while still meeting the highest quality standards.