At Stoller, we are committed to leading the charge in sustainable winemaking. Through energy efficient systems and an effort to eliminate negative environmental impact, we are proud to meet the highest standards for sustainable viticulture through LIVE certifications.
LIVE, (Low Input Viticulture and Enology), is a non-profit organization that provides education and independent 3rd-party certifications 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 wildlife 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 achieved certification in 2009.
Our mission at Stoller is to not only make award-winning wine but to make our mark (or lack thereof) on the world. That is why we are proud to be B Corp Certified, a global movement to build a sustainable economy and use business for the power of good. B Corp certification not only assesses the success of our business but the sustainability of our practices as a whole. This certification holds us to the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. We are honored to be in the company of other like-minded businesses on the mission to solve social and environmental problems through progressive, mindful, and ethical practices. With our B Corp certification, we pledge to make decisions that cultivate a sustainable future for generations to come. B Corp works to create healthy communities, diminish poverty levels, eradicate inequality and commit to maintaining a healthy environment. We are proud to be unified in the mission to revolutionize the world of business and look beyond the bottom-line. To take a look at our B Impact report, click here.
Stoller is committed to leadership in sustainable winemaking practices through energy efficient systems, and the mission to reduce negative environmental impact.
Not only do our scenic hills provide a breathtaking backdrop for wine tasting, they also foster traditional gravity flow winemaking. Gravity flow utilizes the natural pull of the earth to perform the heavy lifting in transporting the wine from crush to cellar. This method reduces the need for pumping and therefore conserves energy while maintaining the consistent quality of our grapes.
We love being a company of “firsts.” In 2006, Stoller became the world's first LEED Gold certified winemaking facility. But, we didn’t stop there. We were also the first winery in the Northwest to become energy neutral, with more than double our estate’s electrical needs harnessed from our south facing roofs through our 1,200 solar panel electric system.
We use natural ventilation and lighting, efficient heating and cooling systems, and an efficient building envelope to reduce energy use. Located below grade on one of our many knolls, the barrel cellars are kept cool by the earth itself and stabilized through our concrete structure. Our office space also utilizes efficiencies where switches, motion sensors, and timers are used to conserve energy.
To reduce transportation impacts and support our local economy, we employ regional materials and local fabricators whenever possible. To conserve natural resources, we use materials with a high percentage of recycled content. Reclaimed wood from Northwest Portland dawn our beams and columns on porches and stair treads. In addition, 96 percent of our construction waste was recycled back into the manufacturing process as reusable materials.
Our B Corp, LIVE, and Salmon Safe certifications embody our dedication to environmental sustainability. These certifications hold us to the highest standards of social and environmental performance, sustainable building, and erosion prevention.