Sustainability at Glorie Farm
Sustainability is a popular theme in America and rightfully so. It is a philosophy and regimen all farms need to embrace so that we can assure continuous food production. At Glorie Farm Winery, sustainability boils down to three pieces: environment, social responsibility, and profit. We are serious about the green movement and embrace the concept and implementation of green practices. To conserve energy, in 2008 and again in 2011 we installed solar photovoltaic panels which yield on average 25,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually. This system enables us to power our home, winery and farm from the sun!
To conserve water, we completed a trickle irrigation system in 1995. This type of system delivers just the right amount of water one drop at a time, directly to the plants’ roots with minimum evaporation and no soil erosion. To conserve naturalal resources, we recycle all of our glass, metal and plastic containers.
Our employees are part of this equation as well. They are treated with respect, work in a positive environment, and are paid a competitive wage. Their efficient performance combined with our business objectives enable us to be profitable. Profitability assures us that we can do what we do for another year.
Lastly, you – our customer – can do your part. Your part is fairly easy. All you have to do is buy our wine. Much of the wine consumed on the east coast comes from California and other continents. Think of the fuel used to bring wine to New York from 3000, 4000, and 10,000 miles away. We are quite likely within 100 miles of your dining table. Buy local. Drink GLORIE WINE!