Our green philosophy started with the planting of approximately
80 acres of vineyards surrounding Vintners Inn, a waste treatment system for the property,
the introduction of vegetable and herb gardens, and olive tree orchards.
VINTNERS INN A "GREEN HOTEL"
Vintners Inn is proud to have been awarded the Environmentalist Level in the California Green Lodging Program
by the State of California's Department of General Services. The Environmentalist Level is the highest level of
program participation. Vintners Inn is one of only 100 or so hotels throughout the State of California to have
been honored with this award.
The Green Lodging Program recognizes those "green hotels" doing their part to keep California green.
The program brings together the lodging industry, state travelers and the environment, encouraging the
diversion of waste from landfills and the conservation of energy and water, thus providing cleaner air to breathe.
From the very beginning, owners Don and Rhonda Carano's green philosophy started with the planting of approximately
80 acres of vineyards surrounding Vintners Inn, the time and effort to build a waste treatment system for the property,
and the introduction of vegetable and herb gardens, and olive tree orchards, as well as the manicured landscape with
flowers and fountains. "It's always been our objective to do our part to help protect the environment," said Rhonda Carano.
"We're so honored to be recognized for our efforts. We're very proud we can say that produce from our sustainable vegetable
gardens is used in our from-the-earth-to-the-table menus at Vintners Inn, the Event Center and John Ash & Co.".
Environmentalist Level hotels like Vintners Inn are required to have a written environmental policy in place, and to meet
all seven of the program's criteria: waste minimization, reuse/recycling, energy efficiency, conservation and management,
waste management, freshwater resource management, hazardous materials management, and environmentally and socially
sensitive purchasing policies.