Solar Panels

Our vineyards and gardens aren’t the only things that benefit from the sun each day at AVV.  In 2006, Hank Wetzel flipped the switch on a project he’d been working on for two years – providing solar power to the winery.  From sunup to sundown our solar panels on the south side of the winery building supply about half of the winery’s power, most of which is used for refrigeration, pumps, crushing, bottling equipment and computers.  The project made not only good financial sense, but great environmental sense.  It’s in keeping with the culture of stewardship the family has built on the estate.  “It puts electricity on people’s minds more,” says Hank.  “And that’s good for conservation all around.”

Let the sun shine in.