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Wine Enthusiast: Eco-Friendly Wineries Are Built Sustainably From The Ground Up

January 30, 2023
We provided sustainability services for Silver Oak Alexander Valley winery in California, which is the first winery in the world to earn the Living Building Challenge Sustainability Certification. Damion Hamilton photo

San Francisco Senior Associate Abena Darden knows a lot about wineries, more specifically how to reduce their carbon footprint. She spoke recently with Wine Enthusiast about why wineries around the world are constructing more green facilities, notably by swapping traditional concrete with more carbon-friendly alternatives. “Reduction efforts can create a ripple effect, and when manufacturers lower the carbon footprint of their concrete, reductions can happen at scale,” Darden said.

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