Hunt Country partners with Environmental Film Festival

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Hunt Country Vineyards are partnering with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital for a virtual conversation about the effects of climate change on wine and how sustainable practices and diversity in grapes can help ensure the future of fine wine.

BRANCHPORT — The Hunt family and Hunt Country Vineyards say they are thrilled to begin 2022 by announcing that they are partnering with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital (DCEFF) for a virtual conversation about the effects of climate change on wine and how sustainable practices and diversity in grapes can help ensure the future of fine wine.

"Climate change is impacting every part of our lives, including what we eat and drink," says Christopher Head, DCEFF Executive Director. "In partnering with Hunt Country Vineyards, DCEFF is hoping not only to bring attention to these effects, but also to learn from and talk about ways that we can mitigate these changes to protect our planet."

The conversation featuring Suzanne Hunt, co-owner of Hunt Country Vineyards, will be from 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2.
With each "Wine and Conversation" ticket purchase, participants will receive a trio of wines from Hunt Country's Uncharted Terroir line of wines. Tickets are available through Eventbrite at bit.ly/3KoZx65

The conversation will feature Suzanne Hunt, co-owner of Hunt Country Vineyards, and will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 8  to 9 p.m. With each "Wine and Conversation" ticket purchase, participants will receive a trio of wines from Hunt Country's Uncharted Terroir line of wines. Tickets are available through Eventbrite at bit.ly/3KoZx65.

"When I lived in D.C., I loved going to this festival," Hunt says. "Film is such a powerful medium for informing and inspiring people about the most critical issues of our time. We're thrilled to be teaming up with the world's premiere environmental film festival for this conversation."

DCEFF has showcased environmentally themed films since 1993 and hosts the world's largest environmental film festival every March. Learn more about DCEFF and the 2022 lineup of films at DCEFF.org.

Hunt Country Vineyards is a seventh generation family farm focused on managing their vineyards and business as part of a complete and healthy ecosystem. Hunt Country produces the majority of their electricity with 348 solar panels, heats and cools their buildings with a geothermal system, provides free EV charging stations to customers, focuses on soil carbon sequestration and sustainable vineyard practices, and has certified some sections of the farm and vineyards organic.

Since a humble beginning over 40 years ago, Hunt Country Vineyards has grown into one of the most innovative wineries in North America, embracing alternative energy sources like solar and geothermal, and environmentally sustainable farming practices.

In 2020, Hunt Country Vineyards was the first winery to receive the Sustainability Award from the NY Wine & Grape Foundation. This year Hunt Country became a member of the International Wineries for Climate Action, a working group taking collective action to decarbonize the global wine industry. Learn more about Hunt Country Vineyards at HuntWines.com.