We've hatched a plan to support salmon.
To flourish is a group effort. Flourishing is the result of creating and fostering a favorable environment, a thriving ecosystem, and channels of support that constantly feed one another.
To encourage the salmon population to once again flourish will take a concerted effort from individuals, businesses, and grassroots organizations. In the end, every small effort will lend itself to the larger narrative. We're jumping into the lifecycle to make things better all around.
GREEN FARMING PRACTICES
One of the negative consequences of wine production is the fact that chemicals used for pest control will eventually make their way into the nearest body of water. In that Sucker Creek passes through our estate property, it is our responsibility to help maintain and improve the health of this vital tributary. In so doing, we honor the fertile grounds and surrounding ecosystem that make winemaking possible in the first place.
While our isolated vineyards have always been farmed with a very low environmental impact, we have just enrolled to become LIVE Certified, an Oregon-based non profit organization that holds every member to strict compliance standards.
GIVING BACK WITH EVERY BOTTLE
As part of a nationwide effort, we’re inviting our customers to be part of the cycle of change as well. One dollar from every purchase of Alevin will be divided among the Illinois Valley Watershed Council, as well as a carefully chosen regional aquatic environmental cause. Our partnerships with organizations like these have spanned more than a decade, helping to implement sustainable solutions that support our native rivers and streams. These new resources will help grow our partnership, and embolden the larger mission.
ECO-FRIENDLY IS ALSO ECONOMICALLY AWARE
Every year, thousands of people descend upon the wild waters of Southern Oregon to fish, recreate, study, and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature at work. In supporting our rivers, Alevin also seeks to have a direct economic impact on the surrounding region, and those who come here for sport, livelihood, research or play. The success and viability of the region itself cycles back to all who visit and live here.