Summertime Sippers: Sustainable and Organic Wines

Crisp, fruity, chilled and all-around refreshing, these sustainably produced wines are perfect for the hot days ahead.


| June/July 2011



Wine Barrels

Wines from more sustainable operations are becoming increasingly available across the country.


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High summer is the season for sipping — hand-squeezed citrus ades, fresh cucumber water, homemade sweet tea. And what could be more refreshing than bright West Coast wines that are just as lively enjoyed solo as with a healthy, garden-fresh meal? The vineyards below offer white, rosé and light-bodied red wines that pair perfectly with light, warm-weather fare, and all are sustainable operations that nurture the fertile soils on which they sit.

Badger Mountain Vineyard
Kennewick, Wash.

Benziger Family Winery
Glen Ellen, Calif.

Bonterra Organic Vineyards
Mendocino, Calif.

Cooper Mountain Vineyards
Beaverton, Ore.

Cowhorn Vineyard and Garden
Jacksonville, Ore.

pam strayer
7/29/2011 9:24:09 AM

Just want to let you know to choose carefully. While it is true that these wineries are sustainable, only some of their wines are actually from organically grown grapes. See a list of more wineries with organically grown grapes on THE MAP at http://www.winecountrygeographic.com






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