Sustainable Red

I’ve been busy with so many things lately and I’ve even decided to take a little time off.  I was at Whole Foods Market in Redmond today and was browsing the wine isle looking for a new wine to buy.  One that caught my eye was “Sustainable Red 2005” a Parducci Family Farmed Winery.  They are touting that their wine comes from the first carbon neutral winery in the United States.

Their story is that they run their winery on both solar and wind power.  They also have to purchase carbon credits and offsets to achieve carbon neutrality.  Approximately half of their 400 acre vineyard is organic with the remaining 50% being converted to organic.

The big deal is how does this wine taste?  I just opened up the bottle and am having a glass while I blog this article.  The bottle says to enjoy this wine with a pizza, so I’m doing just that.  To me, it has a berry smell and has a light fruity flavor.  Now — the shock is the price.  At $9.99 it’s a super value.  I’m happy to see that the cost of this wine is not over-priced just because it’s “green”.  I’d love to hear from the Parducci family on how much money they are saving on their operating expenses since they are using solar and wind power.  That has got to help keep their costs down and deliver a product at a great price.



  1. Leaming said,

    July 6, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Now, you’re talking Pete. Mark and I LOVE Parducci.
    It is a very good wine. So I take it you’ll be having that around when we visit. I have bought well, to the winery’s glee, many bottles!!

  2. Mark said,

    July 6, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Hey Pete,

    Welcome to the Parducci family. Ming discovered this wine awhile ago at Whole Foods and we’ve been hooked ever since. We usually get the Syrah but now we will definitely have to try the Sustainable Red. I see it’s a blend. No wonder you like it and that it’s so good.

    That’s great that they are green too. Who knew? Good wine and good for the environment. What more can you want?!


  3. Peter Chee said,

    July 7, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Leaming, I’ll be stocking up with more before your next visit! I’m interested to try a few other different types too.

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