Glass bottling is what Paul Dolan, Truett Hurst CEO, calls the “missing piece” to the equation of sustainable wine making. A member of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, he has long sought ways to reduce his organization’s carbon footprint related to packaging.
“As a biodynamic farmer, I am committed to the health and vitality of my crops so it makes sense to pursue ways to make our other production practices consistent with this ethos,” Dolan explained. “Most people believe it’s easy to recycle, but we know that a lot of the glass we think is being recycled ends up in the waste stream instead. It’s a significant challenge.”
About Truett Hurst
Truett Hurst was founded in 2007 by two winemaking families: Phil and Sylvia Hurst, Paul and Heath Dolan, who have a long time friendship and worked together in the wine industry for over 30 years. The Hursts had a vision for making dark, rich and robust wines from the great terroir of the Dry Creek Valley, while the Dolans were passionate about developing a biodynamic farm that embraced their deeply held beliefs in sustainable farming. The Truett name originates from the first vineyard planted by Dolan’s family three generations ago, to supply grapes for the historic Italian Swiss Colony brand.
TRUETT HURST'S BIODYNAMICALLY GROWN WINES ARE NOW PACKAGED IN SUSTAINABLY CERTIFIED GLASS