Are you looking for a sustainable Sonoma and Napa wine tour? Then, you must check out a sustainable wine transportation company called Holme Grown Brand. I talked with Dorsey Holme Kindler, Founder and descendant of the Holme Grown agriculture label. He moved to Napa from New York City to write for the St. Helena Star. Dorsey saw that there was a growing demand for organic wines and sustainable agriculture, however, there was a lack of sustainable transportation thus he purchased a Mercedes GL320 BlueTEC touring vehicle that Mercedes estimates uses 24 miles a gallon. Dorsey also uses a biodiesel blend (2010-11 2nd generation biofuel will be derived from algae) and drivers are trained in hypermiling, driving techniques to maximize fuel economy.
He offers a variety of tours to sustainable wineries where he will pick you up at your hotel or B&B. Some tours include a lunch with a vegetarian option which is picked up from Napa's Whole Foods Market on the day of your tour. If you're looking for a vegan option, just make your request ahead of time.
If all of this wasn't impressive enough, he will ensure one acre of trees is planted for each transportation vehicle (200 saplings per acre) in Belmont County, Ohio, his native hometown, to reforest spend farmland to help offset his vehicle's carbon emissions.
Check out Holme Grown Brand; he's a great person doing great work! Cheers to you, Dorsey!