Local Wineries Look To Sustainable Future

By Beth Milligan, The Ticker

A [Michigan] winery has become the first vineyard outside the state of California to earn a Sustainability in Practice (SIP) certification – the latest in a series of efforts by area wineries to go green, convert to renewable energy sources, and make their farming operations as environmentally friendly as possible.

Launched in 2008, SIP Certified is the “most in-depth sustainability program available for vineyards” in the U.S., according to nonprofit Vineyard Team, which administers the program. While over 2.6 million wines carry the SIP Certified seal, Kewadin’s WaterFire Vineyards is the first Michigan winery to obtain the designation. Read more here.

Photo: Solar array at Chateau Chantal.Credit:: Harvest Energy Solutions.