Green, Green Wine … It Makes Me Feel So Fine

Welcome to Green Traveler GuidesGreen Wine Country. Where the wine is green and great, and the touring, tasting and staying are eco-friendly. Here, we start with our own knowledge Green Wine Country by Green Traveler Guidesand love for the green wine world, then add the perspectives of winemakers, chefs, concierges, sommeliers, innkeepers and others leading the way in green wine tourism. Our goal: to give you a true insider’s insight into experiencing the world of green wine, food and travel.

Here’s where you will learn where to find the best green-certified wineries—and what makes them special!… Green wine tourism tips and suggestions to plan your next wine vacation.… What “organic wine” really means, and why organic grapes don’t always make organic wine.… Which top winery brands don’t tell you their wines are made from organic fruit, and why.… What “biodynamic” is really all about, and why some vineyards regard it as “beyond organic” while others call it voodoo agriculture.… Why you should recycle your wine corks … and much, much more.

Pop the cork on the latest in GTG’s Green Wine Country!

Green wine 101

»Green wine: what is it?

»A very brief history of green wine

»The noble vine: a benchmark of life


Green wine tourism news

»Sonoma’s J Vineyards: now certified sustainable

»Ontario: Canada’s green wine country

»Portland’s Heathman Hotel earns Green Seal Silver Certification

»Cakebread Cellars: 50+ chefs return to Napa green winery

»World’s first certified sustainable wine tour—in Oregon

»Fetzer: celebrating 25 years of green winery practices

Green wine tourism reviews

»Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn: great past, green present

»Ukiah, California: America’s greenest winery and a whole lot more

»Sonoma-Carneros, Calif.: a perfect day in Green Wine Country

»Anderson Valley, Calif.: ‘bahl hornin’ in America’s greenest wine country

»Santa Cruz Mountains, Calif.: a green Beach House and beyond

»Southern California: sip and sleep green at Temecula’s Ponte Family Estate and Ponte Vineyard Inn

»Southern Oregon: biodynamic winner on the Applegate Valley Wine Trail

» Healdsburg: Eco-chic in Sonoma

»Sonoma’s Vineyards Inn and Casa Verde: a perfect night in Green Wine Country

»A British Columbia chef masters pairing local food with local green wine

»Traverse City: your green base camp for Michigan’s best vineyards

»Cass House Inn: a great green inn for wine touring on California’s Central Coast

»Central California’s Paso Robles wine country: 5 great green to do’s

»Sonoma’s El Dorado: gold in Green Wine Country

»Napa’s Bardessono: America’s greenest luxury hotel?

»MacArthur Place: Sonoma green and slow

»Stanford Inn: green base camp for Mendocino wine touring


We encourage you to pass along your own green wine “finds” for us to check out, as well as Green Wine Country topics of interest to you.