Our Values

Since the very beginning, we have been committed to sustainable, mindful practices in every part of our business, from sorting our recycling and food waste, to limiting single-use items, to participating in the ReCORK natural wine cork recycling program! We are continually educating our wonderful team and improving our operations to align with these values + reduce our overall footprint and negative impact on our environment, one bottle at a time 🍾

Sustainable Solutions

General Practices:

  • Limited single-use glassware & serviceware

    • Bamboo utensils

    • Plant-based to-go boxes

    • Carafes to avoid use of plastic water bottles

  • Strawless facility

  • Digital receipts, limited printing

  • Energy efficiency

    • Ecobee smart thermostat

    • Dimmable lights

    • LED lighting

    • ENERGY STAR® Qualified Energy efficient Dishwasher

  • Eco-friendly cleaning service

  • Reusable cleaning towels
     

Recycling:

  • Wine bottles

  • All recyclable packaging & cardboard wine cases

  • ReCORK natural wine cork recycling partner

  • Plastics + plastic bag recycling 

  • Food waste compost + compostable trash bags

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Food & Wine

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In addition to our own practices, we intentionally partner with mindful producers making the wine that you sip on!​

  • Farming Practices: Organic, Sustainable, Biodynamic
    Hint: You will see this key on the top of our wine menu!

     

  • Small-lot, small production wineries

  • Family-owned

  • Fair labor practices
     

We invested in a Le Verre de Vin wine preservation system to keep our wine fresh for as long as possible, reducing unnecessary waste + offer high-quality keg wine options to greatly reduce packaging.

Our food menu is also curated to align with these values:

  • Support local producers

  • Use seasonal ingredients

  • Source Organic ingredients when possible

  • Partner with Local CSA (Fox & Farm) at The Vine Shop

Some of the local food producers we partner with:

Widmer's Cheese Cellars

Red Table Meat Co.

La Quercia

Ames Farm

Great Harvest Bread Co.

Fiddlehead Farm

Team & Culture

Building a healthy work environment is just as important! One of our Core Values is; 'Be the Culture: Support one another, create a sense of community, connect, be welcoming, celebrate wine!'

 

We value our wonderful team of Ambassadors and create numerous ways for their involvement and growth within our sweet small biz ...

  • Offer regular paid wine education

  • Reimburse certified wine education programs

  • Promote whenever possible

  • Encourage open communication & feedback in all directions

  • Create flexible schedules to encourage work-life balance

  • Build strong team dynamic to reduce turnover

  • Host super fun team BBQ's & gatherings :)

Wine Education received by members of our team:

Wine Professional Certificate 

WSET Level 1

WSET Level 2 

WSET Level 3

Certified Sommelier

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PHOTO BY: CHRIS FLOTTMAN

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