Sustainability
The Coppola Commitment
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"I want to leave the earth better than I found it for future generations"

Francis Ford Coppola

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Our Commitment
For more than forty years, the Coppola family has searched for innovative ways to implement environmentally responsible practices into the vineyards and winemaking techniques to improve efficiency, minimize impacts, and create a nurturing habitat for wildlife, on-site staff, and visiting guests.
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100% Certified

Sustainability

In 2012, our winery became certified sustainable through the California Sustainable Wine-growing Alliance and we continued this commitment by becoming 100% certified sustainable in 2019.

Awards
Certified Sustainable California.

CSWA Certified

Bee Friendly Farming.

Bee Friendly Farming

Green Medal Sustainable winegrowing leadership awards California.

2019 Green Medal

United States Environmental Protection Agency.

EPA Green Growing Partner

Certified fish friendly farming.

Fish Friendly Farming

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Sustainable Actions Spotlight

From vineyard practices to winemaking to restaurant operations, The Family Coppola places a heavy emphasis on sustainability. 

Energy

In an ongoing effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we are members of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Power Partnership Program, which recognizes us for looking to alternative renewable energy sources for our electricity.

We regularly conduct energy audits at the winery to look for opportunities to improve our process and reduce energy use.

36%
of winery energy is sourced from renewable sources.
30%
of winery energy is also sourced from clean hydropower.
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Vineyard

At Francis Ford Coppola Winery, all of our planted acres are sustainably farmed and certified through the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.

Our vineyards use leading water conservation practices including aerial imagery, weather stations, soil monitoring probes, smart scheduling, and drip irrigation.

Habitat

We have increased vineyard biodiversity with bird boxes, diversified plant species through cover crop trials, beehives, and better soil conservation to improve the Russian River watershed fish habitat.

With the active presence of these beneficial insects, owls, birds, and soil fauna to combat pests, biodiversity in the vineyards has flourished.

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Water

We have reduced water use throughout every aspect of our winery operations. All water on-site is recycled and reused for site irrigation. We use leading water conservation practices in the wine cellar and in the vineyards.

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Innovative Grape Grower Program

The Grower Relations team at Francis Ford Coppola Winery has developed and nurtured long-standing relationships with a network of more than 150 neighboring grape growers.

To better enhance sustainability efforts throughout this grower network, we pay a bonus price per ton for grapes that are certified sustainable. Additionally, each year after harvest, the viticulture and winemaking team meets with each of their partners on a one-on-one basis to discuss the outcome of the wines and to set future goals.

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This program encourages growers to become certified sustainable and creates the best quality grapes possible.

Contact Us
Corey Beck, CEO & Winemaking Chief.

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