Patricia Green Cellars
Patricia Green Cellars is located in the Ribbon Ridge district of Yamhill County, Oregon on a 52 acre estate purchased in 2000 by Patty Green and Jim Anderson. The winery is noted for producing a tremendously broad selection of Pinot Noirs from far flung vineyards representing some of the better sites in select growing regions. All of the vineyards the company maintains and purchases fruit from are extremely well-tended sites that seek to grow the best fruit possible through rigorous attention to detail on every single vine. Patty and Jim’s stewardship of this precious environment is demonstrated by their renewable energy strategy, with its goal of reducing their operation’s impact on the environment.
In November 2007, Tanner Creek Energy completed the design and installation of a 3.6 kW grid-tie roof-mounted photovoltaic system at Patricia Green Cellars. This system produces approximately 3,850 kWh of electricity per year and will reduce the winery’s carbon impact by an average of 3.25 tons each year and by 72 tons over the 25 year life of the system.