Constellation Brands celebrates organic certification of its renowned To Kalon Vineyard as part of the company’s bold ESG goals
Oakville, CA (January 5, 2023) — The renowned To Kalon Vineyard® has achieved organic certification through California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), the first organic certifying agency in the U.S. Owned by Constellation Brands and producing fruit for some of the world’s finest luxury wines, including Robert Mondavi Winery, Schrader Cellars, Double Diamond and To Kalon Vineyard Company, To Kalon Vineyard has been farmed organically for the past three years and meets rigorous standards around the use of renewable resources and conservation of soil and water. The 2023 harvest will be To Kalon’s first certified organic harvest.
“I’m proud of the team’s collaboration and tenacity as we’ve worked towards this important milestone,” says Sam Glaetzer, SVP Global Operations, Constellation Wine & Spirits. “The investments we are making in our land and operations will enable us to continue to produce the best wines in the world, while protecting, preserving and enhancing the resources that make what we do possible.”
This achievement accelerates Constellation’s deep commitment to its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy while improving the health and sustainability of the land for future generations. All of Constellation’s owned vineyards are sustainably farmed, with several also on the path towards organic certification. The company is also working to decrease dependence on non-renewable energy sources, announcing last month a partnership with Monarch Tractor, the creator of the world’s first commercially available electric, driver-optional smart tractor, co-founded by Robert Mondavi’s grandson, Carlo Mondavi. Constellation accepted the digital keys to the first six tractors, which are already at work in To Kalon Vineyard, further enhancing the industry-leading innovation and sustainability of this world-class site.
“We believe it’s critical that we serve as both a source of economic opportunity and a force for positive change in the world and are working to achieve this through an uncompromising commitment to quality, innovation and sustainable farming, which enables us to produce the best wines in the world, in the right way,” shares Robert Hanson, EVP- President, Constellation Wine & Spirits.
Constellation Brands is building a bold and innovative, high-end wine and spirits company with distinctive brands and products, delivering exceptional consumer experiences. The company has reshaped its wine and spirits portfolio to become a leading global premium, fine wine and craft spirits house of brands that align with consumer preferences.
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About Constellation Brands
At Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ), our mission is to build brands that people love because we believe sharing a toast, unwinding after a day, celebrating milestones, and helping people connect, are Worth Reaching For. It’s worth our dedication, hard work, and the bold calculated risks we take to deliver more for our consumers, trade partners, shareholders, and communities in which we live and work. It’s what has made us one of the fastest-growing large CPG companies in the U.S. at retail, and it drives our pursuit to deliver what’s next.
Today, we are a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine, and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. Every day, people reach for our fine wine brands including Robert Mondavi Winery, The Prisoner Wine Company and Ruffino, our premium wine brands like Kim Crawford and Meiomi, our Craft Spirits brands including High West Whiskey, Casa Noble Tequila, and Nelson’s Green Brier Whiskey, and our iconic imported beer brands such as Corona, Modelo and Pacifico.
But we won’t stop here. Our visionary leadership team and passionate employees from barrel room to boardroom are reaching for the next level, to explore the boundaries of the beverage alcohol industry and beyond. Join us in discovering what’s Worth Reaching For.
Alex Wagner, Vice President – Communications, Constellation Wine & Spirits
Elizabeth Caravati, Director - Communications, Constellation Wine & Spirits