When you purchase one of our 2015 Single Vineyard Selection Chardonnays, you might notice a very subtle change in packaging that will pay dividends by reducing our environmental impact. That’s because we’ve changed the packaging on our Single Vineyard Selections to continue our movement toward more sustainable practices. Starting with the 2015 vintage, we are switching from the heavy “cabo style” bottle to the lighter weight “classique” bottle that we use for the other Talley Vineyards wines. This will result in reduced energy and materials used to make the bottles, as well as energy to transport both the empty glass to the winery and the wines after they are bottled. The weight of each six pack of one of our Single Vineyard Selections is now 4 1/2 pounds lighter than before. This might not sound like much, but it really adds up over time. The net result is a reduction in use of fossil fuels and CO2 production. Plus, there is the additional efficiency that we gain by using a single bottle for all of our wines, which eliminates waste. Finally, we’ve had complaints over the years from customers whose wine racks would not accommodate the larger bottles, so this solution addresses that issue as well. When you enjoy one of our Single Vineyard Selection wines from the 2015 and subsequent vintages, I hope you’ll appreciate this simple and subtle change that has a very positive benefit for our environment.
|Old "Cabo" style bottle||New "Classique" style|