#WineWednesday in Asheville with Skip August 5th
We have recently added Viña Cono Sur to our selections at the Black Mountain store, and will be adding this awesome value to the other store very soon. We started by bringing in some of Cono Sur’s Bicicleta line which is named for the bicycles that the vinyard workers use as their transpertation though the properties. This is only one step in Viña Cono Sur’s commitment to sustainablility. The other vineyards I’ve spoken of in #winewednesdays have been small boutique wineries. Cono Sur on the other hand is quite large scale, with vineyards in 10 different valleys throughout Chile. The great thing about them is that even with such a large operation, all of Cono Sur’s properties have been managed for sustainable viticulture since 1998. In 2000 they got Organic Certification on 40 hectares (98.8 acres) and then within the 3 year certification period they received the Organic Cert. on over 260 more hectares (~642 acres)!!! What’s more, Viña Cono Sur is also dedicated to reducing their total carbon-footprint. So, not only are they tracking and reducing their “footprint” each year, they go as far as to post all of their certifications and assessments as downloadable PDFs on the website. The benfit to us, the consumers, is that these delicious and clean Bicicleta wines come to you at the Hopey price of $8.99. A great way to help the Earth and help your budget.