Trinchero Family Estates Transitions to Clean Energy Across all Napa Facilities and Vineyards
TFE has partnered with MCE to transition all of its 28 facilities and vineyards in the Napa Valley to ‘Deep Green 100% renewable energy’. TFE’s investment ensures that all of its usage is matched to vendors that are completely green and thus renewable. TFE’s investment complements an ongoing update to its production facilities at Main Street in St. Helena. President and CEO Bob Torkelson commented, “Trinchero Family Estates is proud to be an early adopter for larger wineries in transitioning to clean energy. Our investment supports our sustainability objectives and our commitment to contribute to the community and work productively with our neighbors toward a shared future.”
As a family-owned winery in the Napa Valley for over 65 years, Trinchero Family Estates has a history of investment in the community and its residents. Accordingly, half of the premiums that TFE invests is used by MCE to fund the development of local renewable energy projects, further benefitting the local community. MCE CEO Dawn Weisz commented on TFE’s investment, saying, “We admire the leadership demonstrated by TFE, setting a great example for other businesses to support clean, 100% California renewable energy, which in turn will fund local projects and jobs. The collective impact from all electricity use at TFE’s Napa County operations will reduce over 1,200 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, which is the EPA equivalent of the carbon sequestered by over 1,175 acres of U.S. forests annually.”
MCE provides clean power to multiple counties in California and currently serves over 90% of winery customers in Napa. TFE’s transition to clean energy complements a variety of environmental programs that are embedded in its business practices and include certifications for sustainably farmed vineyards, a California Green Medal-Sustainable Winegrowing Business Leadership Award, California Wine Institute Certified Sustainable Winegrowing and Napa County Green business certifications.