We at Pindar Vineyards are committed to being leaders in environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture in every step of our operations, from the vineyards to the tasting rooms.
“Every season the grape vine is absorbing the vital nutrients from the soil". says Pindar Damianos, “So it’s important you give it back.” In that spirit we have pioneered the movement away from chemical fertilizers and pesticides with a massive composting operation that benefits both our grapes and our community. The winery combines lawn clippings from dozens of local landscapers, fish parts from a local seafood wholesaler, and our own grape skins into massive piles so imposing Dr. Dan called them “The Himalayas.” The piles are tended and turned for months to create rich compost, which we spread on top of Long Island’s sandy soil to create the perfect environment for our grapes. With this system our vines are thriving, and tons of organic waste are being returned to the earth instead of wasted in landfills.
We are always looking for new ways to lessen our environmental footprint, and we are tapping into Long Island itself to do so. The winery at Pindar, is using wind to power the production facility. Making wine from wind! A zero-emissions system that is reducing our use of fossil fuels. With the calaboration between PSEG and GreenLogic in 2011 we installed a 100kw wind turbine producing 80% of our electric needs.
We believe that by taking care of the environment, Pindar Vineyards is rewarded with exceptional grapes that we transform into our delicious wine.
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