Snoqualmie Winery switches to sustainable bottles, labels

Tri-City Herald Staff WriterApril 16, 2014 

— Paterson’s Snoqualmie Winery recently introduced new, more sustainable packaging for its entire line of wines. The first wines made from Washington’s largest certified organic vineyard with the new packaging were shipped nationally in February.

The change involves investments by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in more sustainable packaging materials including lightweight ECO glass bottles, which represent a 13 percent cut in carbon emissions. The bottles are made with 25 percent less glass than an average wine bottle and require much less fuel to transport.

The “Naked” line of wines has been renamed to “ECO” and each tier is now color coded. Those wines are made from certified organic grapes using organic practices.

“Beginning in the vineyard and carrying through to the winery and our packaging, it’s our belief that investing in these practices is the best way to highlight the wines,” said Kirsten Elliot, the winery’s senior marketing manager, in a statement.

The new bottles also feature new labels that show the mountain pass and are on 100 percent post-consumer waste materials stock.

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