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Responsible Wine Tours

Locations in this article:  Santa Barbara, CA

As sustainable agriculture becomes increasingly popular, even wineries are jumping on the bandwagon.

Here are some companies that offer responsible winery tours that do more than just use organic grapes and recycle glass bottles.

Sustainable Vine Wine Tours in Santa Barbara, California features wineries that strive to minimize their environmental footprint.

The company also donates a portion of its proceeds to sustainable agricultural projects.

Burdick Tours in Sonoma, California can arrange private tours starting at $175 per person, including a visit to the region’s first organic winery and a winery known for its low sulfite wines.

You also meet with the vintners to learn about their eco-friendly practices.

And even celebrities are getting in on the sustainable craze. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie recently purchased the Chateau Val Joanis, an eco-friendly vineyard in the south of France that also boasts a sustainable vegetable and herb garden.

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