We are proud to announce that Ridge Vineyards has been upgraded to Silver Member status of International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA), an association of wineries dedicated to decarbonizing the global wine industry. After joining IWCA in August 2021, we have completed our greenhouse gas emissions inventory audit. As Silver Members, we continue our long-standing belief that we are good shepherds of the land, which has included regenerative agricultural practices, organic farming, and sustainability. Our membership is a commitment to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050.
IWCA is a working group with a mission to take collective action to decarbonize the global wine industry, underscored with goals for member wineries to achieve a 50 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 and become Climate Positive by 2050. IWCA is open to wineries who recognize that climate change is the most significant threat to the wine community and are guided by the urgency for strategic action to accelerate innovative solutions. In 2019, IWCA received the Wine Enthusiast Visionary Star Award for its leadership in galvanizing collaborative climate action across the wine industry. Learn more at iwcawine.org.