Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Huffman Presents First Sustainability Certificate to Healdsburg Winery

Mar 28, 2013
Press Release
Recognized Quivira Vineyards and Winery for their work in restoring salmon habitat and healthy waterways

HEALDSBURG, CA—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) visited Quivira Vineyards and Winery in Healdsburg, California yesterday and presented them with his first Sustainable North Coast certificate of recognition. Throughout his tenure in the California State Assembly, Congressman Huffman regularly toured and recognized outstanding sustainable local businesses. This was his first sustainability tour as a member of Congress and Quivira is the first local business he has recognized. 

“I am very impressed with the steps that Quivira has taken to restore waterways, conserve energy and cut down on greenhouse gas emissions,” Congressman Huffman said. “Small businesses like Quivira are leading the fight against climate change­­—and Washington should take note.”

“We are very honored at Quivira to receive this recognition from Congressman Huffman,” said Peter Kight, owner of Quivira Vineyards and Winery. “All of the efforts here—from the biodynamic and organic winegrowing to the restoration of Wine Creek and Dry Creek—are very much a part of our DNA at Quivira.”

Quivira Vineyards and Winery was founded in Dry Creek Valley in 1981 and was purchased in 2006 by Pete & Terri Kight. Quivira has advanced biodynamic and organic farming of grapes and uses onsite solar panels to power almost 100% of its operations.

In 2012, Quivira partnered with the Sonoma County Water Agency and the United States Army Corps of Engineers on the first stage of a six-mile enhancement of Dry Creek coho salmon habitat. Last summer, project partners created a side channel on Quivira property that allows young coho and steelhead to escape fast-moving water during high-winter flows.

Among Huffman’s new roles, he serves as Chair, Progressive Caucus Task Force on Energy and the Environment; Member, Sustainable Energy and the Environment Coalition Caucus; and Member, Safe Climate Caucus.

For photos of Congressman Huffman’s visit to Quivira Vineyards and Winery, click HERE.