Virginia Green Wineries & Breweries

How to join Core Activities Participating Wineries  Participating Breweries Resources

Wineries and breweries are an integral part of Virginia's tourism industry, and they depend on upon clean water, air, and land to make their product. It makes sense that wineries and breweries would want to do their part to help the environment. 



Virginia Green Wineries is a self-certifying program in which facilities must verify that they are, at a minimum, practicing the Virginia Green Wineries core activities by implementing the following:

  • Recycle & reduce wastes: use of highly-visible and well-marked recycling containers in all visitor areas
  • Minimize the use of disposable food service products: use products that are made from bio-based or renewable resources, and provide for recycling or composting of items 
  • Minimize of the use of pesticides / herbicides / fungicides and fertilizers: have a plan to minimize the use of chemical treatments associated with grape production
  • Use water efficiently: have a plan for conserving water 
  • Energy efficiency: have a plan in place to reduce overall energy consumption

Virginia Green Breweries is currently under development. At this time breweries should apply as Attractions.

Wisteria Farm and Vineyard

Wisteria Farm and Vineyard,

White Rock Vineyards & Winery

White Rock Vineyards & Winery,

Participating Wineries

Participating Breweries

Resources for Greening Wineries and Breweries


Virginia Green is a partnership program supported by

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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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