The 3 E’s of Sustainable Wine Making
Environmentally Sound, Economically Feasible, and Socially Equitable are the three E’s that commonly define “sustainability.” All three elements are intertwined and are not successful without equal attention. With a priority in sustainable wine making, the three E’s have been the mantra of Winemaker Mike Heringer for the past 10 years and with each decision these three elements are considered to ultimately fill your glass again and again. The three E’s are the driving factors behind the refillable Eco Cask program.
Eco Cask Program
So what is the Eco Cask exactly and what is the program?
With conservation in mind the Eco Cask is inspired by the European tradition of purchasing wine in bulk at your local market for your weekly family meals. At the end of each week you bring your empty cask to the market and refill. Mike Heringer has brought this concept to California with premium blended wine from certified sustainable vineyards bottled in refillable casks. Each red and white blend is unique and composed of some of the best wines Clarksburg has to offer. The casks are available in a 2 liter and 750 ml sized cask. Both casks, in continuation with the tradition, are refillable. Simply bring your empty cask back and exchange it for a new one. Heringer Estates will clean and sanitize the empty cask and use it for the next bottling.
New Additions to the Eco Cask Program
In 2018, we expanded on this sustainability driven program with the 2018 Mini Eco Cask Release! The Mini is the same great cask but in 750 ml cask size, the same as a regular bottle of wine. With this new size we will be able to ship the Eco Cask to any of our permitted states!
We have also updated the program to allow our wine club members to enjoy their club discount, making the Eco Cask more accessible and bring some great benefits to you!