Protector Cellars


Food + Beverage



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 energy used in buildings, fleets, and equipment.


GHG Scope 2 Ⓘ
GHG Protocol Scope 2

Emissions from electricity.


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 Scope 1, 2, and 3 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.

Current Year Reduction Actions


What We’re Reducing

Replace high carbon-footprint glass bottles with aluminum cans.

How We'll Reduce It


What We’re Reducing

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

How We'll Reduce It


What We’re Reducing

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

How We'll Reduce It


What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

Prior Year Reduction Actions

Other Sustainability Notes

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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