Being a good steward of land and resources is a key practice in Clos LaChance’s wine making and wine growing philosophy. Owners Bill and Brenda Murphy are especially vested in the sustainability of the vineyard and winery—creating a legacy for their children, grandchildren and generations to come.
The definition of “sustainability” is continuous improvement promoting practices that are:
- Environmentally Sound: practices which consider and where possible enhance environmental quality.
- Economically Viable: long term profitability and viability of the organization, with an eye to responsible governance and business practices.
- Enhance Social Equity: ethical, fair and equitable conduct of a business relative to society-at-large, as well as, contributing to the sustainable performance of other organizations.
In early 2009, Clos LaChance’s 150-acre Estate vineyard was one of seventeen California vineyards to be Sustainably Certified via the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. The production facility was certified shortly thereafter.
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