Owen Valley: Indiana’s First Solar Powered Winery
October 4, 2013
From the Indiana Wine Grape Council comes news that Owen Valley Winery in Spencer, Indiana will be Indiana’s first winery to run primarily on solar power. Owen Valley’s Solar system will generate about 12,000 Kwh per year. (The average U.S. home consumes about 11,000 KWh of electricity annually.)
For more information see: Owen Valley Winery Reaps Benefits of Solar Energy
See related story: Crain Hill Vineyards Installs Michigan’s Largest Solar Trackers
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Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark's articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines.
Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.
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