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Spottswoode Becomes a Tesla Driving Destination Partner

Submitted By: , July 13, 2015
Contact: Miriam Pitt

St. Helena, CA – July 13, 2015 – Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery is happy to announce the installation of its new Tesla electric-vehicle charging station, which is available complimentary to guests of the winery. As an early adopter Tesla Driving Destination Partner, Spottswoode is within the single-charge driving range for Tesla owners in the Bay Area. Adding to its environmental benefit, the new charging station will draw power from Spottswoode’s solar arrays. The addition of an electric vehicle charging station builds on Spottswoode’s reputation as one of the most environmentally conscious wineries in California.

“This year marks the 30th anniversary of our decision to farm our historic Spottswoode Estate 100% organically,” says President and CEO Beth Novak Milliken. “Whether it’s through our solar program, our adoption of organic and biodynamic farming practices, or our environmentally focused philanthropic efforts, this is a legacy we are constantly striving to build on. Adding a Tesla station is our way of supporting others who are taking an active role in caring for the environment.”

As an additional part of its commitment to stewardship and social responsibility, Spottswoode has been a proud member of 1% for the Planet since 2009. Launched in 2001, 1% for the Planet is an international organization that believes that the health of the environment is integral to human and economic health, and that businesses are responsible for positive change. As a member, Spottswoode annually contributes 1% of its gross revenue to organizations that share its environmental values. To date, the 1,200 member companies of 1% for the Planet have donated over 100 million dollars towards positive environmental change.

About Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery
After a decade of growing winegrapes at her historic Napa Valley vineyard, Mary Novak made her first vintage of Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon in 1982. In the years since, Spottswoode has become one of Napa Valley’s defining wineries. Stewarded by Mary and her daughters, Beth and Lindy, Spottswoode has stayed true to an elegant, balanced and age-worthy style that captures the character of each vintage and the complexity of the Spottswoode Estate Vineyard. Originally planted in 1882, the Spottswoode Estate Vineyard has been farmed organically since 1985, and has earned acclaim as one of the finest sites for Cabernet Sauvignon in the world. To learn more, visit