A company like ours can make a big impact by convincing our guests and associates to go green. Just imagine, if we can encourage 10% of our visitors every Saturday to replace one incandescent bulb with a compact florescent light bulb, the impact is the equivalent to taking 214 passenger vehicles off the road (see below how we figured this out). Here are some links and resources you can use to start making a difference. Check out our blog to see if some of our green posts.
Green Cleaning Products for the home
Hip eco-friendly products
Find out what impact your family has on the environment
Find out what your footprint is equivalent to (this is the tool we used to find that by having just 10% of our Saturday visitors stop using one incandescent bulb we could save over 2 million pounds of CO2 emission)
Getting Started at Home
One of our sustainability efforts is to convince our loyal guests, associates and vendors, to make environmentally positive changes at home and at work. We are able to reach many people everyday through our newsletter, e-mail campaigns and our website. This is our "green" outreach. We hope that you will be inspired to act by our efforts, and the total effect will be multiplied.
For us, the hardest part has been to convince our associates at the winery to turn off lights, computers and air conditioners. Old habits die hard. As you embark on your quest toward sustainability, you may find that what appears to be easy turns out to be quite tricky. As you read our suggestions, figure out which ones will require more than just buying something (like new light bulbs). If the item requires a change in routine, expect it to be difficult and to require concentration and extra effort.
After this "low hanging fruit" is harvested, you'll be ready to tackle the more challenging tasks such as getting your friends, neighbors and even your local elected officials to join in our sustainability campaign. We hope you'll join us in the grassroots phase of what will ultimately become a normal way of life for everyone everywhere. We've listed below some of the easiest and most affordable green things you can do at home right now. Have fun browsing and make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page to tell us what you've done at home to go green; we'd love to hear!
Below is a list of common green terms:
Ancient Forest Friendly
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
About this Page: Nestled away in the heart of Temecula Wine Country, you will find the Ponte Family Estate Winery, Southern California’s premier winery destination. Through an exclusive winery market atmosphere, Ponte Winery offers its visitors wine tasting, fine wine country cuisine dining at the Restaurant at Ponte, weddings set with a serene view of the Temecula, California Wine Country mountains, as well as an all inclusive Ponte Wine Club.