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Turning Water and Energy Into Wine

TURNING WATER AND ENERGY INTO WINE HERE'S A TASTE OF HOW MUCH WATER AND ENERGY IT TAKES TO MAKE WINE, AND HOW SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES CAN DRAMATICALLY REDUCE WINE'S WATER AND ENERGY FOOTPRINT FOR A BRIGHT AND DELICIOUS FUTURE. CHALLENGES IN TRADITIONAL WINEMAKING IT TAKES 31GALLONS OF WATER TO MAKE A SINGLE GLASS OF WINE MANY OLDER WINERIES WEREN'T $4 DESIGNED WITH WATER AND ENERGY CONSERVATION IN MIND, PLUS THE INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDED FOR LARGE-SCALE MONITORING CAN BE "When you're thoughtful about making a superior quality wine, it's only natural that you'd do whať's best for the Earth." costly. JIMCOLLINS, CHIEF VITICULTURIST FOR FREI BROTHERS RESERVE THE MAJORITY OF WINERIES don't know THE AMOUNT OF WATER AND ENERGY IT TAKES TO PRODUCE A GALLON OF WINE. 35% OF MEDIUM AND LARGE WINERIES Most wineries HAVE NEVER HAD AN energy audit AREN'T MEASURING WATER USAGE OR TOTAL ENERGY USAGE, SUCH AS NATURAL GAS, PROPANE, DIESEL, GASOLINE AND JET FUEL. STRIDES IN SUSTAINABLE WINEMAKING THE FUTURE IS NOW IN TODAY'S MODERN VINEYARDS! TECHNOLOGY, PLUS CLOSE MONITORING OF PROCESSES FROM VINE TO BOTTLING LINE, ALLOWS WINERIES TO MAKE significant cuts IN WATER AND ENERGY USE. WATER ENERGY SATELLITE IMAGES, SOIL ELECTRICAL LEAF POROMETER MACHINES SHOW HOW CONDUCTIVITY MAPS, AND RAPIDLY PLANTS ARE SOIL MOISTURE PROBES USING WATER TO MAKE SURE WATER IS USED PRODUCE CO2. ONLY WHERE IT'S NEEDED. 1 LARGE AMOUNTS OF ENERGY ARE NEEDED TO HEAT WATER, DELIVER IT TO THE APPROPRIATE AREA, TREAT IT, AND DISPOSE OF IT. CLOSELY MONITORING THAT USAGE REDUCES THOSE ENERGY NEEDS. "PASO PANELS' (HAND-HELD SOLAR PANELS) MEASURE PRESSURE BOMBS MEASURE STRESS LEVELS 2 MONITORING COMPRESSED AIR USAGE, A PROCESS THAT USES AN ENORMOUS 3 TRAINING EMPLOYEES ON ELECTRICITY OF VINES TO DETERMINE SUNLIGHT AND CALCULATE HOW HOW HARD PLANTS ARE MUCH WATER THE VINESNEED. CONSERVATION AT WORKING TO PULL WATER EVERY STAGE OF FROM THE ROOTS. AMOUNT OF ENERGY. PRODUCTION. SUSTAINABILITY IN ACTION AS DEMONSTRATED IN THEIR SECOND ANNUAL EARTH DAY REPORT, Frei Brothers Reserve® .SAVED HAS IMPLEMENTED ALL OF THE SUSTAINABLE WINEMAKING PRACTICES ABOVE. THAT MEANS THE SONOMA COUNTY WINERY. 5.4 .CUT ELECTRICAL USE BY MILLION GALLONS 200,000 OF WATER IN 2012 THE AMOUNT OF WATER NEEDED TO SUPPLY KILOWATT HOURS IN 2012, OR 54 20 THE ENERGY IT TAKES TO POWER .SET A GOAL IN 2013 TO REDUCE TOTAL PROPANE USE BY 62.000 GALLONS, WHICH IS EQUAL TO. HOMES FOR A YEAR. HOMES FOR A YEAR. REMOVING NEARLY 80 CARS FROM THE ROAD EACH YEAR 80 FOR MORE INFO ON SUSTAINABLE WINEMAKING AND AWARD-WINNING WINES, VISIT FREI BROTHERS RESERVE ON FACEBOOK AT FACEBOOK.COM/FREIBROTHERSRESERVE World Water Day: The Surprising Amount of Water Required to Produce 13 Items from Chocolate to Wine (Huffington Post, 2011)| Thirsty Work (The Economist, 2009) | Water Use in the Winery, by Paul Franson (Wine Business Monthly, 2008) | Survey Results: Water and Energy Use in the Winery, by Bill Pregler (Wine Business Monthly, 2011) | Benefits of Energy Auditing for Your Winery, by John Garn (Practical Winery & Vinyard Journal, 2005)| Water Trivia Facts (Environmental Protection Agency, 2012) ESTABLI SHED 1890 FREI BROTHERS. California Table Wine, © 2013 Frei Brothers Winery, Healdsburg, CA. All rights reserved.

Turning Water and Energy Into Wine

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Here's a taste of how much water and energy it takes to make wine, and how sustainable practices can dramatically reduce wine's water and energy footprint for a bright and delicious future.

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