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5 awesome green wineries

By: chief on Feb. 18, 2010, 4:41 p.m.
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Stratus Winery

We love LEED-certified wineries that are easy on the eye. With handsome appeal, Stratus makes history as the first LEED-certified winery in North America. Situated in Niagara, Ontario, Canada, architect Les Andrew outfitted the building with geothermal heating and cooling, recycled materials, compost, staff bike lockers and a company Prius.

The winemaking itself is also au naturel, using gravity to process the grapes and wine, instead of energy-sucking conveyer belts. Though the vino isn't certified organic, the grapes are cultivated without the use of herbicides or fertilizers.