"Michael David Winery is trying to be a real leader in the industry with a multitude of sustainable practices," said Kevin Phillips, Vice President of Operations of Michael David Winery.
Looking towards the future, plans include a solar electric system at the barreling/aging facility on Armstrong Road that will offset 100% of its electrical needs. Also exploring options to add new shade structures to existing winery land. These shade structures can come in the form of tank shade roofing, parking lot structures, and pole barns with the idea in mind of reducing energy use for cooling (having more shade) and building them with the structural engineering necessary to house more solar panels.
Michael David Winery is owned by brothers Michael and David Phillips, who have built their Lodi winery into one of the fastest growing wineries in the United States. The Phillips brothers released their first commercial wine in 1984 under the Phillips Vineyards label after years of growing grapes for other wineries. Now celebrating more than 30 years as a bonded winery, Michael and David have over 800 acres of vineyards in Lodi. They pride themselves on their meticulous farming practices and sustainable wine grape growing, which result in superior quality in the bottle. Their hard work has paid off as the wines regularly take top awards and recognition nationwide. Michael David Winery is located one mile east of Interstate 5 on Highway 12 in Lodi, California. For additional information, call 209-368-7384 or visit the web site at www.michaeldavidwinery.com.
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