If you are a regular and thoughtful wine drinker you realize that although wine may be one of the most natural alcoholic beverages, it is not without carbon inputs and emissions. Whether it's the cork versus screw cap debate, or the recently popular keg programs, it makes sense to work towards a clean(er) conscience, both environmentally and economically.
Trifecta is a brand made by Troon Vineyard’s sister company, Applegate Wine Company, to be both earth and pocketbook friendly. The Trifecta wines are sourced from all over Oregon. The current over supply of varietals like Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, combined with historically high pricing, lead to the first bottling of Trifecta Pinot Noir in 2007. The goal was for the consumer to be able to enjoy a quality glass of Oregon Pinot at a reasonable price in a restaurant. The evolution of this program came in the form of kegs in 2010, which allows for 25 bottles worth of wine to be poured by the glass without the excess packaging, cutting both cost and waste.
It is important to recycle to minimize the amount of trash going into our landfills. But, recycling isn’t the greenest approach, as it does require a significant amount of energy to break down materials which can result in large amounts of pollution. In addition, environmentally friendly products should be financially accessible, and not over priced just because they have an association with being green.
After putting their heads together, Team Troon came up with yet another way for Trifecta to be offered in an eco-friendly fashion – by reusing bottles. Now, every Thursday will be you will be able to reuse your clean wine bottles and refill them straight from the Trifecta dispenser, time and time again. If you’re planning to drink a wine straight away, why waste all of the packaging provided to ensure the wine ages when you could drink it fresh from the source, save money and be green all at the same time?
It is great to see a winery putting the "growler" approach to good use!
Here’s how it works:
Bring in (or purchase one from us) a clean wine bottle, any bottle will do – screw tops are accepted as well.
Use our filling station to refill, label, and cork your used bottle, with your choice of the Trifecta Red Blend, or the Trifecta Pinot Gris.
Your first bottle is $15, every bottle you bring back to refill you can do so for only $10 a bottle.
For more information on Trifecta Thursday’s at Troon please stop by the Tasting Room at 1475 Kubli Rd. in Grants Pass or call 541.846.9900.