Wine Wizardry with Waste: Waters Winery in Walla Walla, Washington
Wow! Wondering which wizard of words wove those W’s together? Well, it was done by your’s truly, but I admit that the company name, place & state were very helpful indeed. Now getting to the point, the Waters Winery is producing wine in such a fashion that it makes many others feel guilty of why they cannot be so eco-friendly. The company based in Washington, has an area of 5000 square feet & has invested $2 million in this project.
The testing room for the company is set to open very shortly but what is really nice to know is the way in which they produce their wine. Waters produces Cabernet Sauvignons, Syrahs, and a silky Bordeaux-style blend called Interlude which range in price from $20 to $40. The company is actually based in masonry & a rusted steel plant. This does not mean that they produce sub-standard stuff; it only means that they did not clear any new land for this facility. The company floors & steel structures are made out of 80% of recycled steel & the barrel aging room is very well insulated to prevent energy loss.
Winery – A closer look:
The whole facility only uses broad daylight for its ventilation & even the wood-framed walls are made out of trees which are rapidly renewable. The way in which this company functions would put most to shame. The level of awareness & responsibility towards ecology is quite remarkable, to say the least. Well done guys for being so clean & for giving me a chance to play with words.