Sustainability

Our mission is to craft unique, regional wine and foods using practices that care for the earth; to support growers who use sustainable, organic farming methods; and to contribute to a more vibrant and healthy food community.


 

Reducing our Footprint

We work with growers who are committed to sustainable and organic farming practices

Our 3 Key Areas of Sustainability


Sustainable Food & Farming

Source sustainably and organically grown grapes, olives and other ingredients from local and regional farms and promote biodiversity in our local community.


Renewable Energy/Climate Neutral Footprint

Climate neutralize the energy use from all aspects of our business.


Meaningful Partnerships

Support non-profit organizations that promote family farms, conserve wildlife habitat and biodiversity and promote recycling and waste reduction.

Reducing our Footprint

We are committed to partnering with growers that farm organically or are certified through a third-party certification program such as Napa Green or the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. Our Cold Springs and Croquet Estate Vineyards are CCOF certified organic and Napa Green certified.


Clif Family Farm CCOF certified. In 2010, Clif Family Farm became certified organic by CCOF. Our commitment to organic farming goes hand-in-hand with our goal to grow food in ways that nurture the land, protect wildlife, and benefit communities and people’s health.

Food Alliance certified. In September 2011, we became Food Alliance certified on the Home Farm. Food Alliance provides comprehensive third-party certification for social and environmental responsibility in agriculture and the food industry.

Seed Saving Project. Seed is the foundation for all that we grow, nurture and share with our local community. In 2013, we began our first seed saving program at the farm to pass on the flavors and history of our farm from season to season.

Offset Carbon Emissions from Business Practices. Our power for all of our farm properties, administrative office and tasting room comes from MCE Clean Energy’s Deep Green program. With Deep Green, 100% of our power comes from non-polluting wind, solar power and biogas.

Create meaningful partnerships. We have partnered with Seed Matters to support their initiatives to improve the viability and availability of organic seed to ensure healthy, nutritious and productive crops. We also partner with many local community organizations that are working to enhance the lives and wellbeing of our local community.