Wednesday, April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. While we’ll all be observing it responsibly from the comfort of home, we can still raise a glass to better days ahead for our planet.
When choosing what to toast Mother Earth with during our celebration-in-isolation, it’s only fitting that we choose a sustainable and eco-friendly drink… that tastes great too. This is why we’ve chosen an award-winning wine that exemplifies what can be accomplished when a winemaker puts our planet first.
Rodney Strong wines have won Wine Enthusiast’s Winery of The Year, they continually produce wines that score above 90 points and they’re also a vanguard in sustainability.
As one of the first wineries to be sustainably certified and offset their carbon footprint, this is just the first in a long list of environmental commitments for Rodney Strong that makes them our first choice of drink this Earth Day.
Others accomplishments include:
- Operating one of the largest solar panel systems of any winery in the world
- Certified as the first carbon-neutral winery in Sonoma County
- Preventing the release of 4,498 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere — equivalent to not driving 9,396,933 miles
- Producing high-quality, sustainably-produced wines
- Pioneers in eco-viticulture practices, wildlife protection and water conservation
For the red wine lovers, try Rodney Strong’s 2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon (currently $3 off at the LCBO!) or their beautiful 2016 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.
The Cabernet Sauvignon is rich with dark cherry, plum and baking spices which pairs well with grilled steak, rack of lamb and grilled winter vegetables. The Pinot Noir has lovely aromas of red fruit, floral and earthiness with a soft silky texture that pairs well with charcuterie, wild mushroom risotto and grilled pork tenderloin.
If you prefer white, Rodney Strong offers a lovely Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc – but we’ll be sticking to red as we toast 50 years of our precious planet.