Jo-Anna Partridge, VP of Operations for Pernod Ricard Winemakers USA, said that the certification is recognition of the hard work and dedication of the team in embedding sustainable winegrowing practices across Kenwood and Mumm Napa’s vineyards.
“Sustainability is at the heart of what we do at Kenwood and Mumm Napa, and we’re extremely proud to be independently recognised for our sustainable practices across our vineyards. Certification not only recognises our achievements to date, but also our commitment to continuing improvement in this area.”
The certification includes five vineyards – Kenwood Vineyards, Carriger Vineyard, Devaux Ranch, Lone Pine Vineyard and Yoakim Bridge Vineyard – and required Kenwood and Mumm Napa to meet a number of requirements, including:
• Environmental Stewardship
• Water Conservation
• Energy Efficiency
• Healthy Soils
• Responsible Pest Management
• Wildlife Habitat Protection
• Solid Waste Management
• Strong Relationships with Employees, Neighbours and Communities
• Air Quality Protection
• Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
• High Quality Grapes and Wine
• Vibrant Businesses
Introduced in 2010, Certified Sustainable is administered by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA), a leader in promoting sustainable winegrowing practices within the California wine industry. CSWA is a non-profit organization created in 2003 by Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers.
Pernod Ricard Winemakers, the wine business of Pernod Ricard, is responsible for creating one of the world’s most diverse portfolio of premium wines including Kenwood Vineyards, Mumm Napa, Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Stoneleigh, Campo Viejo and Graffigna.