04/13/2011 11:29 am ET Updated Jun 13, 2011

Eco-Friendly Winemaking Practices

Options abound when it comes to "going green" for Earth Day (April 22nd), or any day, for that matter. On the plate, in the kitchen, and of course, in the glass -- there is no shortage of opportunities for food-focused "ecophiles" to adopt environmentally friendly practices in their everyday lives.

It can be something as simple as supporting a "green" business -- an endeavor that the winemaking world has made easy to swallow. From California and Oregon to Arizona and New York, the U.S. boasts an outstanding number of top-notch eco-friendly vineyards. Sustainable farming, using renewable energy and packaging, and waste reduction are among the many practices today's wineries have adopted to support the environment. Read on to learn more about some wineries making a positive impact on the world.

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