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.