BRIT® Honors LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards of Lodi, California as Most Sustainable Winery

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Randall Lange and Son Aaron Lange Accept International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing at BRIT’s Annual Fête du Vin Wine Dinner and Auction

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BRIT's International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing

We applaud LangeTwins long-term commitment to the environment and we congratulate their achievement.

On Saturday, October 4, 2014, members and guests at BRIT’s annual fundraiser, Fête du Vin Wine Dinner and Auction toasted LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards, the winner of the 2014 International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing, and raised glasses of the winemaker’s sustainably grown Centennial Zinfandel 2010.

LangeTwins topped other wineries that applied for the award based on the winery’s multi-generational approach to sustainable winegrowing. Their guiding mantra, “To be generational, we must be sustainable” helps them apply lessons learned from past generations to influence a cleaner, greener business. Additional gold, silver, and bronze medals went to wineries in France, Italy, and Texas.

Accepting the annual award on LangeTwins behalf was co-owner, Randall Lange and his son, Aaron Lange. Both are committed ambassadors of the Lange family and its sustainable philosophy.

“Wineries and vineyards are constantly presented with challenges from nature, competition, and the marketplace,” said Pat Harrison, BRIT’s interim executive director. “We applaud LangeTwins long-term commitment to the environment and we congratulate their achievement.”

LangeTwins farms over 8,500 acres in both the Lodi and Clarksburg appellations, and in 2006 the family founded LangeTwins Winery with the goal of bringing forth their multi-generational bond through the creation of balanced, approachable wines from their estate vineyards. As the business grows, so does the family’s commitment to sustainable practices, including farming, restoration projects and the use of renewable energy. They are certified sustainable by The Lodi Rules, a sustainable winegrowing standard designed to lead to measurable improvements in the environmental health of the ecosystem, society and wine quality.

“LangeTwins is honored to be recognized by BRIT with its International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing,” said Aaron Lange. “Most importantly, we appreciate BRIT’s creation of this award which highlights and promotes sustainable and responsible land stewardship. We are thrilled to know that while we continue our sustainable farming practices for generations to come, BRIT will be supporting research and raise public awareness for the importance of sustainable land management and the immense value plants bring to our lives.“

The winery’s sustainable features include wildlife habitats, water conservation programs, renewable energy production, integrated pest management, and the willingness to share best practices and challenges with other wineries.

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