We are committed to creating a more sustainable present and future in which we consider our social and environmental impact - thinking about people and the planet. We believe it is vital to pay employees a fair wage. We value and welcome people of all backgrounds and identities into our businesses. And we actively support organizations that make lasting, positive changes in our community.
We are committed to using organic practices in our vineyard and partnering with other like-minded growers. This means we do not use pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides and give nourishment back to the earth. We work toward reducing our use of natural resources and seek products that can be recycled or repurposed. For our collective future, we do our best to make informed decisions that will benefit our team, our customers, our communities, and the planet.
Going beyond the requirements for organic certification, we focus on holistic management at our estate vineyard, Stonemarker.
Winemaker Jay Anderson brews compost teas from nettles growing in the vineyard to use as our sprays, chickens act as nature's pest control, and cover crops blanket the soil, promoting biodiversity and soil health.
We are committed to creating low-intervention wines with minimal additives. Our winery is certified organic by the USDA, and we undergo annual inspections and audits to maintain our certification.
In addition to using organic fruit, we work exclusively with the indigenous yeast - and rarely filter or fine our wines. Minimal sulfur is added to select wines only at bottling and all Pét Project wines are zero - zero.
Over the years we have switched to lighter-weight glass to further reduce our carbon footprint.
We have also forgone the use of wasteful foil capsules and exclusively use DIAM corks which have a negative carbon footprint.
After you've shared a bottle of our wine with your friends - we can help you reduce your at-home waste.
Recycle your cork at both of our tasting rooms to be repurposed into a wide variety of eco-friendly products by ReCork. For those in Walla Walla, bring your empty glass to our Walla Walla Tasting Room to be tumbled into sand.
We partner with organizations that work hard to improve our communities. Each month our Walla Walla tasting room hosts a blood drive - these drives impacted over 900 lives last year. The “Mark A. Anderson Enology and Viticulture Opportunity Fund” is our scholarship fund that supports BIPOC student scholarships and needs, projects, and activities within the Enology and Viticulture program at Walla Walla Community College.
In 2020, we launched our “With Purpose” wine package on our website, which donates 10% of sales to causes close to our hearts. Past recipients have been: NAACP, American Red Cross for Wildfire Relief, YWCA, and the Trevor Project.