Premium Washington wine brand Browne Family Vineyards, Seattle, has partnered with environmental nonprofit One Tree Planted to create the Browne Forest Project. For each bottle of Browne Forest Project wine sold, a tree is proudly planted to help restore forests in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
This initiative provides consumers with wine of uncompromising quality while supporting local reforestation efforts. Winemaking regions ― the Pacific Northwest included ― have felt the impact of flooding and forest fires in recent years. One Tree Planted makes it simple to give back by partnering with local reforestation organizations to create an impact for nature, people and wildlife.
“The Forest Series project is an important endeavor for Browne Family Vineyards, and I am extremely proud of both the wine and the impact this project will make,” said Andrew Browne, co-proprietor of Browne Family Vineyards, in a statement. “The accelerating effects of climate change on our industry and communities require everyone to take decisive steps to counter the shifts, and reforestation is one way Browne Family has identified we can help. Working with my children to plant new trees and rebuild a forest is a powerful experience and very empowering.”
Browne Family Vineyards has taken steps to further its commitment to the environment through Browne Forest Project packaging, including a lighter bottle to reduce the energy required for transit and production, ensuring the cartons come from responsibly managed forests (per the Forest Stewardship Council), and by using a label-free design.
“We appreciate the support of Browne Family Vineyards and all the great work we will be able to do as a result of this partnership,” said Ashley Lamontagne, Forest Campaign Manager at One Tree Planted. “The trees we plant together will have positive impacts on nature, biodiversity, and people for years to come.”
The Browne Forest Project Columbia Valley Red Blend ($25) and Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon ($20) are available at select retailers across the Pacific Northwest and California. The Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ($60) is exclusively available at Browne Family Vineyards tasting rooms in Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and Walla Walla.