Think Globally, Drink Locally!

Sustainability

There are several things we are doing at Prairie State Winery

to fulfill our mission 


Reducing energy use
  • 1.8 kW Skystream Wind Turbine offsetting energy use in production facility

  • 100% compact fluorescent light usage in tasting room, production, and bottling facilities

  • High efficiency radiant infrared heat system in production and bottling facilities

  • Utilizing locally grown grapes and products to reduce transportation C footprint


Reusing materials
  • Repurposing existing buildings instead of new construction

  • Providing discount incentives for customer to reuse our natural craft wine boxes

  • Encouraging reuse, through discount incentives, of a fabric six-pack wine bag

  • Utilizing used wine equipment from wineries moving up in size


Recycling
  • Strong recycling program of all glass, plastic, cardboard from our business as well as neighboring business

  •  Composting all grape and fruit material into our vineyard ecosystem

  •  Purchasing post-consumer recycled paper for all printed materials


Organic

Although grapes from our vineyard make up a small portion of our total production, we are proud of the effort we make to grow organically. We enjoy (or endure) all the critters, birds, and insects that make up our vineyard ecosystem

There are several things we are doing at Prairie State Winery to fulfill our mission statement, “Be good stewards of the land, the grape, the community, and the consumer.” The following are some examples of how we try to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”