Frank Family Vineyards in Napa Valley Reinforces “Green to Our Roots” Philosophy with 100% Renewable Energy Powered Winery
Not only does the Frank Family now buy renewable energy, but the winery also helps bring new renewable projects onto the grid. Half of the Deep Green bounty is reinvested into MCE’s local renewable energy and program development fund, which helps install more electric vehicle charging stations and build renewable projects like the American Canyon Solar Project. Launched in the summer of 2019, the American Canyon Solar Project is currently one of three MCE renewable energy projects in Napa County and its annual output of 3 MW generates enough clean, locally generated electricity to power more than 1,000 homes and businesses per year.
“Our wine customers, like Frank Family Vineyards, are serious about sustainability and knowledgeable about energy. They go to MCE for our 100% renewable Californian electricity to meet zero emissions from facility use because it’s the right thing to do,” says Chris Kubik, Senior Relationship Manager sales of MCE.
Frank Family’s commitment to MCE Deep Green is the latest in the winery’s “Green to our Roots” philosophy, which has included its Napa Green certification since 2014. For Frank Family Vineyards, being Napa Green involves stewardship of the land by the bottle, including protecting and restoring the Napa River watershed, saving energy and water, reducing waste and carbon footprint, and being conscientious employers and good neighbors to ensure the long-term health of the land, the community and the industry.
About Treasury Wine Estates
Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is one of the world’s leading premium wine companies, employing 2,600 talented people around the world, with wine sold in over 70 countries worldwide. TWE has world-class wine production and packaging facilities in Australia (primarily South Australia and Victoria), Marlborough, New Zealand, the northern and central coastal regions of California, and France. and in Italy. With a portfolio of exceptional wine brands, prized wine assets and world-class production facilities, TWE’s commitment to creating shareholder value is underpinned by its passion for crafting, marketing and selling of quality wines through the creation of lasting partnerships with customers and other industry partners, on a global scale.
For more information about Treasury Wine Estates, please visit www.tweglobal.com and read TWE’s 2022 Sustainability Report here.
About Frank Family Vineyards
Frank Family Vineyards was founded in 1992. Through tireless work, focus and commitment to commerce and consumers, founder Rich Frank, former President of Disney Studios, and his wife Leslie, a former award-winning journalist Emmy Awards, have steadily built the winery over the years, making it one of the most successful California wineries today. Winemaker and General Manager Todd Graff has been crafting Frank Family wines since 2003. First built as Historic Larkmead Winery in 1884, the stone building on Frank Family’s property is the third oldest in the Valley of Napa and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, Frank Family Vineyards sources from 380 acres of vineyards in Napa Valley. Carneros Chardonnay ($40), Carneros Pinot Noir ($40), Napa Valley Zinfandel ($45) and Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($60) are distributed nationally. In 2021 Frank Family was purchased by Treasury Wine Estates. Rich, Leslie, Todd and the rest of the Frank family team remain involved in all day to day operations of the winery.
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