Etlan, VA, April 07, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Today DuCard Vineyards announced two significant recent recognitions for its boutique winery operation in Central Virginia:
DuCard received a Green Travel Star Award as the Green Winery of the Year for its sustainability and environmental stewardship practices. The Virginia Green program recognizes top local businesses in a variety of different industries, based on their leadership in operating in an environmentally superior fashion. DuCard applies these practices throughout its operations, including solar panels, reclaimed barn wood construction, use of recyclable and compostable materials, an emphasis on local foods, and most recently TESLA and other electric car charging stations – that are free for use by DuCard customers.
“DuCard has consistently been on the forefront of ‘green’ practices, both in its tasting room operations and in its vineyards and winemaking, so we are pleased to recognize them with this year’s award,” said Tom Griffin, Executive Director of the Virginia Green Program.
DuCard is Trip Advisor’s #1 top rated winery in Central Virginia. Trip Advisor publishes customer reviews across a wide range of restaurants and attractions, including wineries. As of the end of 2016, DuCard had the highest average rating of all Virginia wineries in its 6 county area, which represents the heart of Virginia wine country (minimum 50 ratings).
“We appreciate the great reviews from so many customers and are gratified to achieve this distinction. Our goal has always been to provide customer service that is friendly, knowledgeable, and personal, with outstanding wines and fun weekend events, in a beautiful, relaxing mountainside setting. These reviews validate our efforts,” said Scott Elliff, founder and owner of DuCard.
DuCard Vineyards wines are sold only at the Madison County tasting room, bordering the Shenandoah National Park just north of Charlottesville, and by mail order (most states); they are not available in any retail locations. Visit www.ducardvineyards.com for more information.