Flowers blooming in November in Gravner's vineyard. ©Kevin Day/Opening a Bottle

Four Stories of Sustainability in Wine

View the Video of Our Presentation on Gravner, Biondi-Santi, Domaine Dujac and Alois Lageder

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On February 4, 2023, I hosted a group of Opening a Bottle subscribers for a class on sustainability in wine. But rather than outline the technical details, I simply told the story of four wineries who are using nature, innovation, creativity and experimentation to keep their wine business viable for the uncertain future of climate change. Those four wineries were Gravner, Biondi-Santi, Domaine Dujac and Alois Lageder.

Below is the video, which I am making public do to a high-degree of interest from people in the wine industry. Please consider supporting the work I do with a subscription to Opening a Bottle: for $49/year, you gain access to all of my classes, as well our wine reviews and (if you are in Denver) special pricing for in-person wine tasting events.

Look for more editorial coverage on sustainability in wine in the future.

Timing guide to this presentation:

  • Introduction: 1:20
  • What Climate Change is Doing to Wine: 5:00
  • What the Global Economy is Doing to Wine: 9:30
  • What We Mean By Sustainability: 10:40
  • To Gravner: 13:10
  • To Biondi-Santi: 23:30
  • Discussion: 34:00
  • To Alois Lageder: 46:30
  • To Domaine Dujac: 58:45
  • What You Can Do As a Wine Consumer: 1:10:43

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