Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro in the Westin Reston Heights Named the 2015 Leader in Virginia Green Travel

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The Westin Reston Heights is pleased to announce that Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro in Reston, VA is the 2015 recipient of the Virginia Green Travel Leader Award.

The Westin Reston Heights – Vinifera (fine dining bistro)

The Westin Reston Heights is pleased to announce that Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro in Reston, VA is the 2015 recipient of the Virginia Green Travel Leader Award.

Commended by Senator Mark R. Warner, the Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro in the Westin Reston Heights is being praised for its conservation efforts and commitment to the green tourism practices that have left a lasting impact on the community. Since opening in 2008, the Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro has participated in the 30/20/20 Sustainability Program. The program aims to reduce energy consumption by 30% and water consumption by 20% by the year 2020.

In addition, various environmentally conscious efforts are exhibited through the Westin Reston Heights’ Recycling and Waste Reduction Program, the Water Conservation Program, the Energy Conservation Program, and Green Events Package.

Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro uses locally sourced food, a chef’s garden for fresh vegetables and herbs with minimal pesticides and herbicides. The Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro also uses energy star rated computers, and appliances, compact fluorescent light bulbs, LED exit signs, thermal rated windows and insulation, green cleaners, bulk soap and electronic menus when planning special events.

The Virginia Green Travel Star Awards, which are featured at VirginiaGreenTravel.org , are presented to the most outstanding green tourism efforts in 2015. Awards were given to 21 tourism operators in various categories at the Virginia Green Travel Conference & Mid- Atlantic Green Tourism Expo. The Virginia Green program is run through a partnership of the Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Tourism Corporation, and the Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association.

To learn more about the Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro in the Westin Reston Heights visit http://www.viniferabistro.com/ , http://facebook.com/vinifera, and http://twitter.com/vinifera.

Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro is located in The Westin Reston Heights, under the management of Crescent Hotels & Resorts at 11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191. Hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (breakfast), 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (lunch), and 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (dinner) with wine bar service available daily until 11:00 p.m. Dress is casual chic. For more information or reservations, please call 703.234.3550 or visit iniferabistro.com. For all of the tasty details about upcoming events at Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro, follow the restaurant on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

About Crescent Hotels & Resorts
Crescent Hotels & Resorts is a nationally recognized, top-5 operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 100 hotels and resorts in 27 states in the US and 5 provinces in Canada. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies approved to operate upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and IHG. Crescent also operates a collection of legendary independent hotels and resorts. Crescent’s clients are made up of hotel REITs, private equity firms and major developers. For more information, please visit http://www.chrco.com.

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