Protector Cellars

Food + Beverage

First Certified


2019 Carbon Footprint


Lifetime Carbon Offset


To become Climate Neutral Certified, Protector Cellars has measured the greenhouse gases it emitted when making and delivering products to its customers.

Its carbon footprint of 45 metric tonnes of CO2e has been fully offset.

The company is implementing plans to reduce its footprint in 2020.

Climate Neutral Certified Badge

01 Measure

Protector Cellars used 2019 operational data to estimate its carbon footprint for the year:

GHG Scope 1 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 1

Emissions from fossil fuels and refrigerants used in company buildings, fleets, and equipment.


GHG Scope 2 Ⓘ


GHG Scope 3 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 3

Emissions from raw materials, manufacturing, shipping, air travel, and other activities in the supply chain.


Total Emissions Ⓘ
Total Carbon Emissions

The sum of all product materials, manufacturing, use, and end of life emissions.

45 tCO2e

02 Offset

The entire carbon footprint was offset using verified carbon credits.
Carbon Credits for 2019

45 tCO2e

Total 2019 Investment in Carbon Credits

Protector Cellars's credits came from:

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2019 Emissions Offsets

45 tCO2e

Lifetime Emissions Offsets

45 tCO2e

03 Reduce

Protector Cellars is implementing a Reduction Action Plan to reduce emissions from within its own operations and supply chain.

  • Replace high carbon-footprint glass bottles with aluminum cans.

  • Exclusively source grapes from vineyards with sustainability certifications to reduce farming emissions.

  • Implement minimum shipment size of 3 liters for DTC orders to reduce downstream transportation emissions.

Sustainability Story

Protector Cellars is the world’s first climate positive winery, giving new meaning to the phrase: Drink Responsibly. Our mission is to give wine drinkers an environmentally responsible option that will help preserve the world’s winegrowing regions in the face of climate change. By examining every part of the wine production process, we are able to make choices that result in the lowest possible greenhouse gas emissions, even if these decisions break with industry norms. We then go beyond offsetting our carbon footprint to have a net positive impact on the environment every time our wines are purchased.

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