Okay, so this is a bit of a different tack but I would be remiss if I didn’t include the new, world’s greenest winery at UC Davis. There is no famous winemaker involved here and no famous wine produced, but as the home to California’s preeminent winemaking school, the facilities here will serve to train as well as influence our next generation of winemakers.
Surprisingly to some, the facility is not exclusively devoted to winemaking, including brewing and food processing operations as well, but the entire shebang is LEED Platinum-certified and when completed, will be a self-sufficient operation. We’ve spoken about interior design and architectural design, but this environmental design is destined to be ever more important in the relatively resource-intensive winemaking environment and demands our immediate attention. Kudos to UC Davis for its lead role here.