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This worksheet includes three complimentary steps all designed to identify, implement and manage energy efficiency opportunities within a winery. Note: this worksheet has two companion pieces 1). a downloadable Excel interactive tool and 2). video tutorial. All items can be located by searching "Energy Audits" as a keyword in the search bar.

2020
Videos

This 10 minute video explains the DIY Winery Energy Audit Checklist Tool. Note: this video has two companion pieces 1). a downloadable worksheet to use when gathering data and 2). an interactive excel tool. All items can be located by searching "Energy Audits" as a keyword in the search bar.

2020
Interactive Tools

This tool contains three steps designed to identify, implement and manage energy efficiency opportunities within a winery.  Upon clicking DOWNLOAD, an Excel file will download to your desktop. Note: this interactive tool has two companion pieces under "Energy Audits:"  1). a data worksheet  2). video tutorial. 

2020
Case Studies

This month features an interview with Robin Baggett, proprietor of Alpha Omega, discussing the installation of a solar power microgrid system.

2017
Worksheets

This DIY audit allows the individual winegrower to assess energy-consuming processes and equipment in order to discover potential changes in behavior or technology that can reduce energy consumption.

2017
Case Studies

This month features an interview with Rodney Strong winegrower Ryan Decker discussing the many ways they mitigate risk in the vineyard and winery.

2016
Case Studies

This month features Silver Mountain Vineyard founder Jerold O'Brien discussing his sustainability practices from solar panels to organic farming practices.

2016
Guides

Learn how sustainable winegrowing practices can help to mitigate risk in the vineyard. Funded in part by USDA Risk Management Agency.

2016
Case Studies

This month features Katie Jackson of Jackson family wines discussing their leadership role in sustainability.

2016
Case Studies

This month features John Concannon, fourth generation vintner of Concannon Winery, discussing the impact of sustainable practices on wine quality and more.

2016
Case Studies

This month features Viticulturist Dave Terry manager of more than 600 acres for Laetitia Vineyards Winery discussing cover crops.

2016
Case Studies

The CSWA Highlights Newsletter features why three vintners chose to self-assess their operations for sustainability through the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) program and how they have benefited.

2014
Case Studies

Fuel Cells are a reliable, efficient and stable energy source that offer many benefits when compared to traditional combustion energy sources, including energy savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. PG&E’s Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides financial incentives for the installation of new qualifying wind or fuel cell self-generation equipment. (Note: See Companion Video).

2013
Videos

A 3:33 minute video on why pump efficiency is important and how you can save money. Since pumps are such a big part of the vineyard irrigation system, there are big opportunities for energy savings. Learn more about how you could see up to 33% in energy savings through pump efficiency.

2013
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features the business and environmental benefits of sustainability at Coppola Winery, Terra d'Oro, and Stags' Leap. 

2013
Case Studies

A case study of William Selyem Winery  implemeting solar thermal heating system to reduce energy costs for heating water used for cleaning and sanitizing. (Note: See Companion Video)

2013
Case Studies

A case study of historic Asti Winery's application of energy efficient sustainability measures. (Note: See Companion Video).

2013
Videos

A 3:35 video about how Boisset Family Estates in St. Helena, CA uses performance metrics to measure and track their resource use over time and make improvements to their farming practices in areas such as water and energy efficiency.

2013
Case Studies

A case study of the energy conservation goals met by the implementation of high speed roll-up doors at J. Lohr Vineyards & Winery. (Note: See Companion Video)

2013
Videos

A 4 minute video about challenges and opportunities of implementing energy efficiency upgrades at Treasury Wine Estate’s historic Asti Winery and the benefits of respecting the historical integrity of a building during retrofits. Learn more about the how to get free design assistance and save money while planning, building or expanding your energy efficient winery through Pacific Gas & Electric's Savings by Design program and find out more about PG&E rebates and incentive programs.

2013
Case Studies

A case study of the renewable energy and energy efficient applications at LangeTwins Winery & Vineyards. (Note: See Companion Video).

2013
Videos

A 3:49 minute video on Fuel cells. Fuel Cells are a reliable, efficient and stable energy source that offer many benefits when compared to traditional combustion energy sources, including energy savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. PG&E's Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides financial incentives for the installation of new qualifying wind or fuel cell self-generation equipment.

2013
Case Studies

A case study of using Pipeline Inspection Gauges to reduce water use and associated energy consumption at wineries. (Note: See Companion Video)

2013
Case Studies

A case study of improving pump efficiency on the vineyard and conserving water and energy. (Note: See Companion Video).

2013
Videos

A 3:18 minute video. Learn how Imagery Estate Winery increased the energy efficiency of their refrigeration system, saved money and reduced CO2 emissions through installing variable frequency drives on their glycol pump.

2012
Videos

A 3:34 minute video. Refrigeration efficiency measures, pipe insulation and other sustainability strategies at Jordan Vineyard & Winery.

2012
Videos

A 3:18 video. See how Williams Selyem Winery, a Sustainable Winegrowing Program (SWP) participant, harnesses and utilizes the sun's energy to heat water for cleaning and sanitizing in their winery practices.

2012
Videos

A 4:08 minute video. Learn how to get free design assistance and save money while planning, building or expanding your energy efficient winery.

2012
Videos

A 3:37 minute video. Learn how J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines saved over 32,000 kilowatt hours and 20,000lbs in CO2 emissions per year through the installation of two high-speed roll-up doors in their barrel rooms.

2012
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features three case studies of sustainable practices that include precision farming, weather stations and owl boxes among other things.

2011
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features CSWA's metrics project and three case studies in sustainable practices: Vineyard 29, Simi Winery, and Vineyard Professional Services.

2011
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features case studies on energy efficiency at Long Meadow Ranch and Korbel Champagne Cellars.

2007
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features the ways Cline Cellars, Robert Mondavi Winery, and Tablas Creek communicate sustainability to the public.

2006
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features vineyard technology for sustainable practices.

2006
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter focuses on wineries with solar power along with other sustainable practices.

2005
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features composting practices at Shenandoah Vineyards/Sobon Estate, Scheid Vineyards, and Russian River Vineyard.

2002
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features the energy saving efforts of Golden State Vintners, Sanford Winery & Vineyards, and Benzinger.

2002