Denner Vineyards keeps the environment and sustainability in mind when approaching any business decision. We continue to look at our effect on the environment and how we can offset it. Not only does it usually prove to be cost effective, it’s the right thing to do. Here are our primary projects:
SUSTAINABLE FARMING - Denner Vineyards has been committed to sustainable farming practices since its inception in 1999. The vineyard is managed by Aron Navarez who sees timeliness as the key to sustainable farming. Aron’s constant presence in the vineyard allows him to proactively approach any issue before it would require chemical intervention. Aron and his staff are cognizant of soil compaction and proper maintenance of the soil. They limit the amount of tractor runs through the vineyard and maintain the soil by the use of cover crop plantings. Aron is a big believer in composting rather than using fertilizers and the winery composts all Denner pumice in the vineyard. Aron’s “hands on” approach to vineyard management allows him to produce the quality of fruit Denner Vineyards experiences harvest after harvest while keeping in practice with sustainability.
ENERGY CONSERVATION - In 2008, working with a local company, REC Solar, Denner Vineyards installed a 140,000 DC watt ground mounted solar project. The size of the system handles all the electrical energy needs of the winery and most of the Comus Club Center, thereby greatly reducing the buildings’ carbon footprint.
Also implemented in 2008, Denner Vineyards expanded their wetlands to include a system of filtering the water used in production and distributing throughout the vineyard.