Sustainability

Dry Creek Valley is proud to be part of two major initiatives that will ensure the continued viability of our region and preserve it for generations to come. 

100% Sustainable by 2019

Dry Creek Valley is proud to be part of Sonoma County’s initiative to become a 100% sustainable wine region by 2019. Sustainability is defiend by the triple bottom line: a comprehensive set of practices that are environmentally sound, socially equitable, and economically viable. Sustainable practices are defined by the Code of Sustainable Winegrowing, as defiend by the Wine Institute’s California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance Program.

Fish Habitat Restoration Project

A six-mile habitat enhancement project is being conducted by the Sonoma County Water Agency in cooperation with wineries, private landowners, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in order to provide habitat for endagered Coho salmon and threatened Steelhead and Chinook. The project will use boulders, root wads, and logs to create backwaters, side channels, and shady habitats for the young fish that live in Dry Creek during the summer.  The project is intended to restore Dry Creek to its original flow and restore the original ecosystem so that wildlife can thrive. 

 

Find out more when you read our sustainability-themed blog posts.

Dane Petersen of Fall Creek Vineyard

Susan Lentz of Mountain view Ranch Vineyard

Cover Crops: Why We Plant Them

Visit Dry Creek Valley

Passport to the Rhone

Winemakers in Conversation

Experience Passport