Oregon: Top Bottles from Eco-Conscious Wineries

A consortium of 30 Oregon wineries has pledged to go carbon neutral by 2009 by reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, utilizing renewable energy sources and offsetting its carbon footprint. Here, excellent wines from three participants (see oregonwine.org for the full list).

2007 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris ($15)

A pear-scented white from a winery that provides its employees with free biodiesel fuel.

2006 Anne Amie Cuvée a Pinot Noir ($25)

A local glassmaker uses hydro-electricity to create the bottles for this Pinot, full of red-berry fruit.

2006 Cooper Mountain Cooper Hill Pinot Noir ($16)

A wild cherry–flavored Pinot from Oregon’s first certified biodynamic winery.

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