Story Pitch: The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey’s Sustainable Practices
Looking for a Colorado that practices sustainability? Well, you might want to check out the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey in Cañon City.
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey not only offers a gorgeous mountain backdrop and seating beside 200 acres of lush grounds and orchards, it also adheres to sustainable practices so tasting room guests and customers can feel good about the wine they purchase.
The following are some of the eco-friendly ways the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey produces its wine.
- All grape pumice (stems, seed, and skins) is composted. Grape pumice is loaded with nitrogen and carbon. These are the two main components of actual compost.
- The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey uses fresh fruit from Colorado, reducing trucking from California.
- All bottles and cardboard are recycled. In fact, bottles are made into glasses and candles available for purchase in the tasting room on the website, AbbeyWinery.com.
- The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey uses an electric forklift to eliminate diesel fumes.
- The Winery only uses real cork manufactured from the Cork Oak tree. The bark of a Cork Oak (Quercus Suber) is gently stripped away from the trunk, the corks are stamped out, the trunk is wrapped with a protective skin for a year, and harvested again in 7 to 8 years.