BONTERRA ORGANIC ESTATES LAUNCHES THE ESTATE COLLECTION, A NEW TIER OF REGENERATIVE ORGANIC CERTIFIED® WINES
New Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon represent Bonterra’s many decades of pioneering leadership in regenerative organic viticulture, and shine a spotlight on Mendocino County.
HOPLAND, Calif., Jan. 25, 2023 – Bonterra Organic Estates today announced the launch of the Bonterra Estate Collection, a new tier of Regenerative Organic Certified® wines. These wines are among the first Regenerative Organic Certified wines available globally, and the very first coming from Mendocino County. The Estate Collection is the pinnacle of Bonterra’s many decades of pioneering leadership in regenerative organic viticulture, representing the breadth and quality of Bonterra’s estate vineyards and the unspoiled wildlands of the Mendocino, California area.
The Bonterra Estate Collection is the first tier of Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) wines produced by the winery, which achieved the rigorous certification at the silver level in late 2021 for all of its Mendocino County, California vineyard holdings and winery. The ROC label assures shoppers certified farms and its products meet the highest sustainability standards environmentally, ethically and socially, as set forth by the Regenerative Organic Alliance. These new Estate Collection wines are poised to meet strong consumer demand for products that are grown and made with transparent and verified responsible practices.
“Wine and agriculture are on the front lines of the climate crisis, and we are uniquely positioned to pioneer best practices that help cultivate a better future for all,” said Joseph Brinkley, director of regenerative farming for Bonterra Organic Estates. “Our new Estate Collection is the culmination of many decades of regenerative organic farming, and are a pure expression of our Mendocino County estate ranches.”
Comprised of a 2021 Chardonnay and a 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, the Bonterra Estate Collection wines join a small, esteemed group of Regenerative Organic Certified wines currently available. The Estate Collection launch is the latest milestone in Bonterra’s journey as a pioneering leader in regenerative organic farming and responsible business practices. Since its first organic vineyards were planted in the late 1980s, Bonterra Organic Estates has demonstrated it is possible to farm using regenerative organic practices–which include sheep grazing, cover cropping, applying compost, and more–at scale.
In addition to its regenerative organic credentials, Bonterra proudly carries Climate Neutral Certification, and was the first to craft nationally available, organically grown Climate Neutral Certified wine. A certified B Corp since 2015, the company is committed to using business as a force for good. Additionally, as a TRUE Zero Waste certified business, the winery diverts more than 98% of all waste from landfills or incineration.
The Bonterra Estate Collection is available for purchase at bonterra.com and at major retailers nationwide, a comprehensive list can be found on Bonterra’s store locator HERE.
ABOUT BONTERRA ORGANIC ESTATES
The United States’ largest Regenerative Organic Certified® winery, Bonterra Organic Estates is an award-winning purveyor of multi-origin wines, selling in over 50 countries worldwide. Founded by Barney Fetzer in Mendocino County, CA, in 1968 as Fetzer Vineyards, and today part of global powerhouse Viña Concha y Toro, Bonterra Organic Estates remains driven by excellence, innovation and longstanding commitments to the environment and responsible business practices. With a focus on crafting wines made from sustainable and Regenerative Organic Certified grapes, Bonterra Organic Estates is a leading U.S. marketer of wines and the nation’s primary importer of South American wines. As a B Corp recognized as “Outstanding” by the nonprofit B Lab, Bonterra Organic Estates is grounded in the transformational goals of regenerative business.