Fetzer Vineyards Hopland, CA, USA
The Problem

BioFiltro is honored to have installed a BIDA® System to treat 100% of the effluent from Fetzer's Mendocino winery. In 2016, Fetzer Vineyards switch to BioFiltro from aeration lagoons, and reduced their energy consumption by 1 million kilowatt hours. Read more about the initiative here

 

The BioFiltro Solution

The Results

In 2016, Fetzer Vineyards installed a BioFiltro BIDA® wastewater treatment system which uses billions of red worms and microbes to treat water instead of the pre-existing energy intensive aeration lagoons. Fetzer is expected to regenerate more than 17 million gallons of water, avoid use of more than 1 million kilowatt hours of electricity, and yield more than 750 cubic yards of soil-enriching worm castings, which will be used as fertilizer in their vineyards. 

This latter accomplishment is a critical component of Fetzer Vineyards’ broader ambitious goal to be a Net Positive company by 2030.  

  • 17M
    Gallons of Water Recycled Each Year
  • 1M kWh
    Annual Energy Savings
  • 750
    Cubic yards of Castings Each Year
It's essential that we constantly ask ourselves if there is a better, more efficient and more regenerative way to approach our business, including the way we work with water. BioFiltro offers a compelling process that aligns with our business goals as well as our overarching objective to leave the world a better place than we found it.
Giancarlo Bianchetti, CEO, Fetzer Vineyards