Miracle One Wine Practices Sustainability in its First Vintage

Everyone knows I love wine. Finding winemakers that have gone the extra mile to make me feel less guilty about my indulgence is a really, really good thing. As we design and stock our sustainably built wine cellar, I’d like to see us find more and more vineyards who are making an effort to mitigate their global impact. 

With respect to farming, Miracle One has chosen to work with viticulturists that practice sustainable farming in a manor that is both environmentally friendly and economical. With a commitment to practice sustainable winemaking, we are working with wine production facilities that are members of the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). As an example, the winery contributes a significant amount of its wine waste products to the Green Energy Network, a bio-ethanol company in Northern California. They have also eliminated packaging, pushed for green alternatives, reduced overall transport of raw materials and generally partnered with other companies that share our sustainability ethic. Home Team Wines has recently announced the first wine release of their Miracle One Carneros Chardonnay and Napa Valley-Carneros Pinot Noirbecame available in June 2009.

Miracle One Pinot Noir

Miracle One Pinot Noir

They are one of the first wine labels in the U.S. to use corks from Cork Supply that are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified for their new 2007 releases. In addition to being premium quality, 100-percent natural, renewable, recyclable, biodegradable and sustainable, these corks are both FSC Certified and Rainforest Alliance Certified™ to be responsibly sourced from well- managed forests. FSC Certification standards are supported by numerous global environmental organizations, including Greenpeace, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation and The Nature Conservancy.

“As we produce wine, we are honest with ourselves that we create waste and consume resources. That said, we carefully examine all of our impacts and work hard to reduce or eliminate those impacts. Our use of FSC Certified natural corks is another step in aligning our environmental values with the wine packaging we use,” said Lane Shackleton, Home Team Wines Co-Founder in a press release.

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  1. Check out our website
    Lots of organic wines!

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