Dry Creek Vineyard gets patent for cork sourcing info

Sonoma County-based Dry Creek Vineyard announced the issuance of a US patent related to the design of printed sustainable sourcing information on its wine cork closures.

“The innovative closure is laser printed with ornamental and detailed information about the source of cork material, including the age of the cork forest, the harvest date of the trees and the sustainable habitat these remarkable forests provide to the Iberian Lynx and Spanish Imperial Hawk,” said Dry Creek.

“This revolutionary concept was introduced with the release of Dry Creek Vineyard 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel.

“President Kim Stare Wallace developed the idea in an effort to provide transparency and authenticity of the winery’s extensive portfolio.”

Founded in 1972, Dry Creek Vineyard is 100% Certified Sustainable and a leader in the sustainability movement in the Dry Creek Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) and in the wine industry in general.

“I wanted to provide valuable knowledge to consumers about our sustainability efforts and the benefits of cork closures,” said Stare Wallace.

“Dry Creek Vineyard is one of the last truly private, family-owned, iconic wineries, and it is important to communicate our ‘no compromises’ philosophy on every aspect of our packaging …

“We make wines with integrity and soul.

“No detail is overlooked, including when and from where our corks are harvested.”