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Trenchero Family Estates Delivers Industry-Leading Environmental Stewardship in Partnership with Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions

Trenchero Family Estates Delivers Industry-Leading Environmental Stewardship in Partnership with Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions

Napa Valley Winery Celebrating 75 Significantly Increases Sustainability Investmentsth year

ST. Helena, California, July 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Trinchero Family Estates, the second largest family-owned winery and the largest Napa Valley, REC is proud to announce its partnership with Solar/Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, which further strengthens its commitment to environmental protection. This collaboration marks a significant milestone as Trinchero Family Estates celebrates its 75th anniversary.th During the year Napa ValleyStrengthening its commitment to sustainability for the next generation.

Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) is investing significantly in a series of sustainability projects, spanning four properties and exemplifying a proactive approach to reducing its carbon footprint. Four of these projects, scheduled for completion by the end of this year, will include solar installations California Wineries: Westside Winery Inn LodiMain Street Winery Inn Saint HelenaTrinchero Central Coast Winery Paso RoblesGreen Island Road Winery American Canyon. Annual solar power generation across the four sites will rise to 11.5 million kWh.

Green Island Road Winery’s first solar installation to be completed and licensed; The American Canyon The winery is now solar powered. It has a system size of 1,244 kWdc, with a total of 3,168 solar panels and 18 50/60kW inverters generating over 2 million kWh per year. REC Solar/Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions has designed the systems at Green Island Road and TFE’s other properties to accommodate evolution and expansion; Main Street Winery’s forward-thinking systems will come online in December with battery storage and microgrid capability.

These solar installations across TFE properties are expected to achieve a significant solar offset percentage, contributing to a green energy mix. For example, the projected solar offset at the Green Island Road site is expected to reach 95 percent, significantly reducing the winery’s reliance on conventional energy sources. Adding up the outputs of all its fuel cells and solar panels, TFE will self-generate 25.4 million kWh per year from 2024.

Kent Man, Vice President of Operations for Trinchero Family Estates, emphasizes the company’s leading efforts in energy efficiency and production. “At Trinchero Family Estates, we believe in tangible results when it comes to sustainability. Our focus has always been on meaningful and measurable kWh production and the positive impact of clean energy on the environment. Our solar and fuel cell systems demonstrate our commitment to environmental responsibility and a sustainable future,” Mann said.

This partnership with REC Solar/Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions further enhances TFE’s sustainability practices following a long history of environmental initiatives. As early as 2008, TFE installed rooftop solar arrays at Westside Winery. Lodi, an industry model for installing solar in new construction. In 2010, TFE partnered with Bloom Energy to install fuel cell systems at Main Street Winery, making it the first in the wine industry to adopt this innovative technology. Each TFE Napa The properties and vineyards run on 100 percent MCE-supplied renewable electricity since 2017.

Lawrence Denny, REC Solar/Duke Energy Managing Director of Sustainable Solutions, expressed his excitement for the partnership. “We are delighted to contribute to Trinchero Family Estates’ continued legacy of sustainability. We have installed these solar rooftops with the future in mind so the systems can continue to grow with TFE’s business and ultimately provide energy storage flexibility,” said Denny.

TFE’s collaboration with Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions not only reinforces its commitment to sustainability, but also reflects its dedication to it. of California Wine-Growing Regions and Communities – Home of TFE since 1948. There are over 9,000 acres of vineyards throughout Napa Valley, Sonoma, the lake, AmadorAnd Santa Barbara Counties and the wider Central Coast and inland valleys, TFE prioritizes environmental responsibility. Sustainable farming practices such as using electric tractors and irrigation pumps, grazing goats to reduce CO2 emissions, supporting bees for pollination and turning grape waste into compost demonstrate TFE’s holistic approach to sustainability.

The winery has set ambitious sustainability goals, including reducing its water footprint, achieving high waste diversion rates, and reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions. By 2025, TFE aims to achieve less than 3.2 gallons of production water used per gallon of wine and a waste diversion rate of more than 99 percent. Its long-term vision includes a 50 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 and zero emissions by 2045.

TFE’s partnership with REC Solar/Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions aligns with its ongoing commitment to sustainable practices and environmental responsibility. Together they are leading the way in creating a more sustainable and vibrant future for the wine industry and beyond.

About Trinchero Family Estate Wine & Spirits

The second largest family-owned winery and the fourth largest overall, Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) boasts more than 50 award-winning wine and spirit brands distributed in 50 countries worldwide. Founded in 1948 by an Italian immigrant Mario Trinchero Brought his young family New York City until Napa Valley and purchased an abandoned Prohibition-era winery Sutter Home In St. Helena- Trinchero Family Estates has been an innovator for 75 years. Today, Trinchero family estates are deeply rooted Napa Valley, featuring a broad portfolio of global offerings including flagship brands Sutter Home Family Vineyards, Menage à Trois and Seaglass Wine Company; luxury brands Trinchero Napa Valley, Napa Cellars and Neyers Vineyards; Partner brands Joel Got Vines, Charles & Charles, Beeler Pere et fils; Imported brands include San Polo, Famiglia Cotterella, Cerreto, Tenuta Regalia, Angove Family Winemakers, Avicii Prosecco, Echo Bay, Finca Allende and Terras Gauda; and the spirits and specialty beverage brands of Hanson of Sonoma Organic Vodka, Tres Agaves Organic Tequila, Tres Agaves Organic Cocktail Mixers, Amador Whiskey and Trincheri Vermouth. Learn more at www.tfewines.com.

About REC Solar/Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions

Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions is a leader in sustainable energy, helping large enterprises reduce power costs, reduce emissions and increase resilience. The team provides wind, solar, resilient backup power and regulated energy services to more than 1,000 projects across the US, with a total electrical capacity of more than 5,500 MW of unregulated renewable energy.

Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions is a non-restricted commercial brand of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company and the largest energy holding company in the US. Charlotte, NC

The brand includes the following subsidiaries of Duke Energy Corporation, which are registered to do business in various states and may be branded as Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions for marketing purposes: Duke Energy One, Inc.; Duke Energy Commercial Enterprises, Inc. Duke Energy Renewables, Inc.; Duke Energy Renewables Commercial, LLC; Duke Energy Renewable Services, LLC.; Duke Energy Renewables Storage, LLC; Duke Energy Renewables Wind, LLC.; Duke Energy Renewables Solar, LLC.; and REC Solar Commercial Corporation.

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