Social Responsibility: Vina Robles
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Social Responsibility: Vina Robles

April 18


While telling your sustainable story serves a practical purpose in educating consumers about the real-world impact of your sustainable practices, it also goes deeper than that: it builds meaningful emotional connections.

About 70% of the decisions we make are based on emotional factors (Gallup 2022). Build emotional connections over shared values with your customers by telling your sustainable story. When you do this, you are reminding your customers that at the same time that they are appreciating a great glass of wine, they are also supporting a system of winemaking that cares for the people and the planet.

A sustainable story that is deeply embedded at Vina Robles is that of social responsibility. Keep reading to learn how they give back to the community and environment through their dynamic red blend, the Arborist.

Social Responsibility at Vina Robles

Did you know that planting a tree can be as easy as enjoying a bottle of wine? It can be when you buy a bottle of Vina Robles’ the Arborist!

In their partnership with One Tree Planted and the Arbor Day Foundation, Vina Robles dedicates a portion of the proceeds from every bottle of the Arborist that is sold to plant trees.

Since the program began in the year 2017, nearly 33,000 trees have been planted thanks to these organizations and every person who purchases a bottle of the Arborist.

This partnership is a natural extension of the winery's passion for trees and sustainable viticulture.


The Arborist


The oak tree depicted on the bottle of this red blend represents the Legacy Oak – a 300+-year-old oak tree rooted on the estate Jardine Vineyard.

The wine is dedicated to Vina Robles’ founder, Hans Nef, and named for the arborist who saved the tree from its declining health in 2014.

This initiative is a tremendous display of Social Responsibility by Vina Robles. Giving back to the community and environment that they call home is just one of the ways they embody the 7 SIP Certified Values.

Read the article published in Grape & Wine Magazine!

Tell Your Sustainable Story

Many people know that there is a higher value in products that are made sustainably, but they don't really know what sustainability means in day-to-day operations. That's why we encourage you to identify specific sustainable practices that your brand uses and create a narrative that is easy to share and incorporate into daily conversations.

Use the Our Sustainable Story worksheet to help you identify the ways your brand embodies the 7 SIP Certified values:

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