Outside the lab, 100% accurate carbon accounting is simply impossible, but that should not deter us from pushing each element of our wine’s life cycle toward carbon neutrality or even better toward being carbon negative (i.e. net carbon removing). Since 2010, we’ve been intensely researching and implementing all of the practices that contribute to a finished wine’s carbon footprint: (A) establishing the vineyards, (B) growing and harvesting the wine grapes, (C) making the wine, (D) bottling and packaging the wine and (E) delivering the final product to the consumer. Each individual practice can be a focus and each practice can be improved. In assessing the impact of our actions on climate change, two key points are often overlooked: (1) the difference between embodied carbon and expended carbon and (2) the impact of the time and duration of the carbon released. While we believe that we produce a truly great wine that will be climate adaptation certified, we can’t stop there. We still buy carbon offsets to extend our carbon reduction activities. We volunteer to help other wineries and vineyards move in the same direction and we contribute to the organizations that are leading the efforts to get more wine producers to pursue carbon neutral products. A glass of great wine can bring together the earth, the farm, engaging flavors and all of us in our enjoyment and support of this planet.