Rubino Estates Winery has had a commitment to sustainability since our beginning. We recycle, use solar power, and are constantly looking for ways to cut back on waste and care for the planet. In 2021, we earned our certification as a California Certified Sustainable Vineyard. At its heart, this means we care not just for our wines, but for the entire natural system that supports what we do. Sustainability in our vineyard includes careful stewardship of water, energy, soil, wildlife, employees, and our community. We affirm that the best wines come from the best grapes, which means we want to nourish our vines with the healthiest soil and climate possible.
End-of-year festivities have a tendency to bring a bit of chaos and clutter into our lives, but there are also opportunities to conserve creatively! Below, we have assembled a few ideas of how to reduce waste this holiday season as our times of decorating and gift-giving continue.
Decorate using what's in your home
With a dash of creativity and some twinkling lights, you can make just about anything look warm and festive. Use the ornaments that didn’t fit on your tree as decorations for your mantel and table. Take clipping from your christmas tree or pine cones from the neighborhood for a naturally festive look around your home. If you enjoy crafting, explore options to repurpose items into something beautiful, like a wine cork wreath!
Give the gift of experiences or virtual subscriptions
Instead of purchasing something that can collect dust, opting for experience-based gifts can show a lot of thought and reduce both clutter and waste! For bookworms, a subscription to Libro FM allows your loved one to enjoy quality audiobooks while supporting a local bookstore of their choice. For friends who have yet to discover your favorite wines, a wine club membership makes for an unforgettable gift that keeps on giving. Lastly, for creative friends, an online class through Skillshare gives the gift of new skills and knowledge. These memorable gifts take up no space at all.
Shop at local stores and boutiques
In our experience, little shops spark holiday joy in a way no department store can. When you do your shopping locally, not only do you cultivate the character of the community by supporting family-owned businesses, you also reduce the environmental impact of your items. We recommend exploring shops that share a commitment to sustainable business practices! For a listing of a few of the boutique shops in the Tri-Valley, click here.
In this season of giving and receiving, we are thankful to be here for you. From all of the Rubino Estates Famiglia, we hope that we've inspired some smiles and creativity and that you will feel love and warmth this December and beyond. If you're interested in giving the gift of membership and would like to learn more, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
To decorate your table with Rubino Estates wines or just enjoy a few bottles, come visit us! We are open seven days a week here at the tasting room from 11:00am to 5:30pm. We’ll be closing early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, with the last seating at 1:00pm, and closed on both Christmas and New Year’s Day.