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Sustainability

Stoller is committed to leadership in premium winemaking and sustainable environmental practices. We blend traditional gravity flow winemaking with energy efficient systems to preserve the quality of our grapes and reduce negative environmental impact. In 2006, Stoller became the world's first LEED Gold certified winemaking facility.

About LEED

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council as a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for high-performance, sustainable building.

About Stoller Winery

The winery is located atop a scenic knoll which provides the slope required for gravity flow wine production. Gravity flow is a more gentle style of winemaking, reducing the need for pumping thus preserving the quality of the wine and conserving energy.

Stoller was the first Northwest winery to produce solar energy.  Located on the main south-facing roofs, our solar arrays generate enough power to make the estate energy neutral. To further reduce our use of energy, Stoller employs natural ventilation and lighting, efficient heating and cooling systems, and an efficient building envelope.

Efficient Design

The computerized lighting control system employs switches, motion sensors, and timers for efficient energy use.

The barrel aging cellars were placed below grade to take advantage of the natural cooling capacity of the earth. The concrete mass and stored wine help stabilize temperatures.

Recycled Materials

Materials with a high percentage of recycled content were used to conserve natural resources. These materials include all steel and aluminum components, concrete with fly ash, gypsum wallboard, and countertops.

Regional materials and local fabricators were employed as much as possible, reducing transportation impacts and supporting the local economy.

Beams and columns at the porches and the stair treads are from recycled wood reclaimed from a building in Northwest Portland.

Ninety-six percent of construction waste was recycled, diverting recovered resources from the landfill back to the manufacturing process and reusable materials to appropriate sites.

 

Sustainability Certifications

Stoller is committed to leadership in winegrowing and sustainable environmental practices. We believe that businesses that practice sustainability have an increasing edge in the market, but for us, it’s more than just a marketing gimmick. Sustainability is in our DNA. 

Certified B Corp
Stoller Family Estate is proud to B Corp certified. Companies certified as B Corps meet the highest standard of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability. The certification continues the commitment to preserve the Stoller family legacy through protecting the environment and enriching its community. Click here to learn more about our certification.

LEED® Gold Winery
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council as a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for high-performance, sustainable building. In 2006, Stoller became the world's first LEED® Gold certified winemaking facility. We blend traditional gravity flow winemaking with energy efficient systems to preserve the quality of our grapes and reduce negative environmental impact.

LIVE Certified Vineyard and Winery
LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) is a non-profit organization providing education and independent 3rd-party certification for vineyards and wineries using international standards of sustainable viticulture and enology practices in wine-grape and wine production. It is the Northwest’s leading sustainability certification for vineyard farms and is globally recognized with the International Organization for Biological Control. Examples of LIVE vineyard practices include planting cover crops, maintaining natural areas for wild life and forgoing many chemical sprays. LIVE winery certification focuses on energy efficiency, safety, and wastewater treatment. Our vineyard became LIVE certified in 2006 and the winery in 2009.

Salmon Safe
Salmon Safe partners with LIVE and Oregon Tilth to certify that vineyards have taken care to prevent erosion and run off that in turn affect water quality. 

Carbon Neutral Challenge
The Carbon Neutral Challenge (CNC) was a joint effort for Oregon wineries and vineyards to assess and reduce their carbon footprint with the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral. Managed by the Oregon Environmental Council and the Oregon Wine Board, Stoller was one of the founding wineries in this program, which ran from 2007 - 2009.