Producing eco-friendly wine can involve growing organic grapes and following sustainable production practices. These progressive vineyards are in fertile regions miles from the crowds in Napa.
Badger Mountain Vineyard, Kennewick, Washington
The state's first certified-organic winery offers two labels: Badger Mountain N.S.A. (no sulfites added) and Vintner's Estate Series (certified-organic grapes). Sample both of them in the partially solar-powered tasting room. badgermtnvineyard.com
Good Neighbor Organic Vineyard and Winery, Northport, Michigan
An organic orchard since 2001, Good Neighbor started making white wines and hard ciders in 2007. goodneighbororganic.com
Four Chimneys Organic Winery, Himrod, New York
Four Chimneys specializes in organic and biodynamic fruit wines -- like Au Pear, made with Bartlett pears and Aurora grapes. Sip in a restored dairy barn with a view of Seneca Lake. fourchimneysorganicwines.com
King Estate, Eugene, Oregon
Instead of machinery, sheep help prune more than a thousand acres of certified-organic grapevines, and raptors, not chemicals, take care of rodents and other pests. The vineyard also serves meals made with produce grown on-site. kingestate.com
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