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Vote with Every Purchase

When you cast a ballot in an election, you vote once. When you cast your hard earned money shopping for an item, you also vote or choose not to vote for purchasing that item. In addition, you get to vote every time you consider making a purchase. Which voting do you think actually makes more of a difference?

Spend your money and make a differece

Informed Shopping

Here is a link to find out current good choices for making purchases and for purchases to avoid (boycott):
Green America: Come Together


GMO Shoppers Guide

Here is a link for choosing to purchase and vote with your dollars for non-GMO foods. It shows what brands of foods are the Heroe brands that produce healthy, safe foods and support independent small farmers while continuing to stand up to the bullying tactics of big corporations. Below these is the list of companies that contain GMO ingredients or do not stand up for safe and healthy foods and/or independent small farmer production.

occupysonomacounty.org/?q=gmo-heroes


Good Environmental Choices for Purchasing Wine:

California Organic and Bio Dynamic Wines

Adastra *

Napa

Lolonis

Napa

Alma Rosa

Santa Rita

Long Meadow Ranch *

Mendocino

Araujo *

Napa

Luna * Napa

Barra Mendocino *

Mendocino

Madonna * Napa

Beckmen

Santa Ynez

Merimar Torres * Sebastopol

Benzinger *

Sonoma

Mendocino Wine Co *

Mendocino

Bonny Doon

Santa Cruz

Morgan

Santa Lucia

Bonterra *

Mendocino

Neal Family *

Napa

Bucklin Old Hill Ranch **

Sonoma

Nevada City Wine Guild

Nevada City

Ceago

Lake

Old World Winery *

Sonoma

Chance Creek *

Mendocino

Organic Wine Works

Santa Cruz

Cline Cellars *

Sonoma

Orleans Hill

Nevada City

Coates

Napa

Pacific Redwood *

Mendocino

Cotourri Feingold *

Sonoma

Patianna *

Mendocino

Crazy Flower Wines *

Napa

Paul Dolan *

Mendocino

De Loach *

Sonoma

Peju Province *

Napa

De Tierra

Monterrey

Preston of Dry Creek *

Sonoma

Ehlers Estate *

Napa

Porter Creek *

Sonoma

Flora Springs

Napa

Quintessa *

Napa

Fitzpatrick

Sierra Foothills

Quivira *

Sonoma

Frey *

Mendocino

Robert Siniskey *

Napa

Frog’s Leap **

Napa

Silver Mountain

Santa Cruz

Girasole *

Mendocino

Sky Saddle *

Sonoma

Ggrich Hills *

Napa

Tablas Creek

Paso Robles

Green Truck *

Mendocino

Terra Savia *

Mendocino

H. Cotourri *

Sonoma

Testa Vineyard

Mendocino

Hall *

Napa

Topolos *

Sonoma

Hallcrest/Organic Wine Works

Santa Cruz

Tres Sabores *

Napa

Heller Estate

Carmel Valley

Viader *

Napa

Jeriko *

Mendocino

Wild Hog **

Sonoma

Joseph Phelps *

Napa

Wing Canyon *

Napa

Kelseyville Wine

Sierra Foothills

Yorkville Cellars

Mendocino

La Clarine

Napa

ZD Winery *

Napa

La Rocca *

Mendocino

   

Disclaimer: This list was compiled from several organizations that represent organic and biodynamic wineries along with individual websites. This is meant as a guide only. Grape growers were not included.
* indicates a local winery in Sonoma, Mendocino or Napa.
** denotes local, organic or biodynamic & dry farmed.