Going green inside the wine business

Frog's Leap Winery is nestled in the Bay Area's scenic Napa Valley. The vineyard is known for its crisp sauvignon blancs, and earthy zinfandels, but now they're getting attention as one of first wineries in the U.S to be sustainable. In this video, we meet the winery's general manager, Jonah Beer. According to Beer, the winery's motivation to be green, is as much about the bottom line as it is about the environment. Financial benefits include: a solar installation that is saving the vineyard $50,000 dollars a month on electric bills and dry farming techniques that bypass the need for costly irrigation. Note: Frog's Leap Winery requires an appointment for tastings and tours.

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com