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How Producers Are Making Climate-Friendly Winemaking a Reality ?

Published 02/14/2022 : SevenFiftyDaily

Climate-smart building design ensures energy efficiency. Rather than air conditioning, Tablas Creek’s cellar has an automatic louver system that opens to cool night air. At Languedoc’s biodynamic Château Maris, the winery is constructed from double-walled brick made of lime, waste straw from hemp production, and a molasses-based fixer. “The plant-based bricks sequester carbon, the U-value [or thermal transmittance] is amazing, and the building breathes,” says winemaker and owner Robert Eden. “We have no need for temperature control inside.”

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