Packaging is the largest hurdle we have in the wine industry for lowering our carbon footprint. Through our partnership with IWCA, we are diligently working to reduce these emissions by searching for more responsible options.
Fine wines have always been packaged in glass, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be irresponsible. At Ridge Vineyards, we are already using one of the lightest glass bottle options on the market at 550 grams, which is the global average. However, we’re currently testing an even lighter glass bottle at 454 grams that is produced in the United States. This transition saves tons in carbon emissions, from glass production to shipping.
RIDGE wines are made for aging, and the best way to keep stored wine fresh is by using cork. We only use natural cork in our bottles; this 100% renewable and sustainable resource is unrivaled for premium wineries. Learn more about our corks.
While our branded wood boxes are popular with collectors, we acknowledge that there are better options available. That’s why we’re switching to a new three-bottle box made from 100% recycled paper, water-based ink, and green cell foam packing materials. This innovative product is a natural, environmentally friendly option made from corn that dissolves in water.