Getting “Down to Earth” with Concannon

You may have seen the word “Conservancy” on some of our wine labels and wondered what that actually means. It’s the name for our Conservancy tier of wines, which we introduced in 2010. This tier includes a delicious Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and our newest edition, Crimson & Clover. We are proud to say these wines are completely sourced from vineyards that have been placed in a conservation trust, which will forever be protected from urban development. In March of 2010, we were one of only 17 wineries recognized for a commitment to environmental stewardship, conservation of natural resources and socially equitable business practices by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance!

Though our grapes are grown in protected vineyards, our passion for sustainability is practiced throughout the year. We have a ground crew of cute “celebrities” who make this possible!

In the Spring, just prior to budbreaking, our Batteate BabyDoll sheep are released into the vineyard to do some heavy-duty yard work. Due to their miniature height, they fit easily under vineyard drop lines. It’s because of their weed-eating capabilities that we minimize the use of tractors and tilling, thus saving energy and resources. The sheep do a great job fertilizing as they go, too!

This April, come celebrate “Down To Earth” month with us! Check out our BabyDolls and how our vineyard is committed to preserving the past, while engaging the future. We will be providing free “Sustainability” tours every weekend at 12:30 p.m and 2:00 p.m. Call (800) 258-9866 or email for more information.

Lastly, one more great way YOU can Conserve: For the entire month of April you will receive 20% off of your purchase of Concannon Conservancy wines in honor of “Down to Earth” month. Conserving has never been so rewarding!

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