Stoller is committed to leadership in quality 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.
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. Its 46 kW solar electric system, located on the main south facing roofs, generates approximately 50 percent of the winery’s electrical needs. To further reduce its use of energy, Stoller employs natural ventilation and lighting, efficient heating and cooling systems, and an efficient building envelope.
Other Building Highlights
- 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.
- 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 wall board, 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 made 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.
Stoller is committed to leadership in winegrowing and sustainable environmental practices.
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. Stoller was the world's first LEED® Gold certified winemaking facility in 2006. 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. 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. Stoller’s vineyard became LIVE certified in 2006; the winery in 2009.
Carbon Neutral Challenge
The Carbon Neutral Challenge (CNC) is a joint effort between the Oregon Environmental Council and the Oregon Wine Board. These two organizations are leading an initiative for Oregon wineries and vineyards to assess and reduce their carbon footprint with the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral. Stoller is one of the founding wineries in this program, which began in spring 2009 for the 2008 vintage wines.
Oregon Certified Sustainable Wines
Oregon Certified Sustainable Wines (OCSW) guarantees that a specific wine was made using responsible agriculture and winemaking practices. Stoller started certifying its wines in 2008 – the JV Pinot Noir, SV Pinot Noir and SV Chardonnay from this vintage are currently part of the program.
Salmon Safe partners with LIVE viticulture and Oregon Tilth to certify that vineyards have taken care to prevent erosion and run off that in turn affect water quality. Stoller has been certified since 2005.