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Gordon Ramsay Earned Fox Some $185 Million in the Last Year

Gordon Ramsay Earned Fox Some $185 Million in the Last Year



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Not inlcluding the advertising for 'Masterchef Junior,' Ramsay's programmign alone brought in more than $150 Million

Gordon Ramsay turns out to be a big moneymaker for Fox.

Gordon Ramsay might have a little lawsuit problem, but the fact is that the shouty chef is making tons of money for Fox. The most recent show from Ramsay? Masterchef Junior, a much nicer version of MasterChef with kids, is premiering Sept. 27, and is already commanding ad rates higher than a premium 8 p.m. spot (MasterChef Junior premieres at 10 p.m.).

AdWeek crunched all these numbers from Fox's ad rates, concluding that Ramsay's projects alone command some $157.6 million in ad sales in the last year (not including MasterChef Junior ads). AdWeek also estimates that MasterChef Junior has brought in $29.2 million in advance commitments, upping the amount to $185 million since August 2012.

Word is, Ramsay's four programs each ask for a little more than $100,000 for a 30-second ad spot; MasterChef is one of the top-rated shows of the season, outperforming CBS' Big Brother and just behind NBC's America's Got Talent, AdWeek reports. Check out MasterChef Junior's promo here; kids are pretty cute, so this might stick around like the rest of Ramsay's shows.


Gordon Ramsay Salary 2020 Earnings Income Worth

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Gordon Ramsay originally planned on playing pro soccer

If not for a nasty injury, Gordon Ramsay may never have become a chef. In a 2002 interview with The Guardian , he revealed that his lifelong passion had always been soccer — or, as it's known in the U.K., football. In fact, Ramsay had enough talent for the sport that he was signed to Glasgow's Rangers. Recalling his early time on the team as being "very stressful" while the possibility of being cut constantly loomed, he admitted, "I was petrified most of the time." When he finally "made it into the squad of 18, I wet myself with excitement, I was over the moon. But I was also very, very nervous."

Ramsay's entire life changed in a heartbeat when he suffered a serious injury on the field. "I tore my ligaments, and it was a heartache," he said. When he was told he wouldn't be invited back for another season, the news was devastating. "I couldn't swallow it," he admitted. "I was gutted." Soon after he took a catering course, opening the door to his culinary success.

"I still love football, though, and I think cooking is like football," he added. "It's not a job, it's a passion."


The audition process for MasterChef takes months

Agonizing, right? You might think that after auditions are held casting decisions are made right away, or at least relatively quickly, but according to former cast member Elise Mayfield, who competed on season 5, after you audition in person, there's a bit of a waiting game as producers and the like move through all the different, finalizing steps it takes to put together the cast, as she told A.V. Club . Mayfield waited for about four months before being told she was being brought to L.A., at which point they gave her about 10 days' notice to pack up a few months' worth of clothes and get herself to Los Angeles. Wait, wait, wait, hurry!


14 Things You Don't Know About Gordon Ramsay

Like the time he was held at gunpoint while filming&mdashand his surprising (non-food) obsession.

Gordon Ramsay has proven time and time again that he's as deftly skilled at preparing Michelin-star-worthy food as he is hurling expletives at struggling chefs on TV. You might be quick to write him off as Masterchef's answer to Simon Cowell, only with a coif Derek Zoolander would envy, but there's so much more to the man than you might realize.

1. He Doesn't Do Lunch&mdashOr Dinner.

The chef prefers to eat five times per day, focusing on smaller portions to keep his energy up, rather than three solid meals. A few of his go-to dishes include green juices, chicken Niçoise salad, and homemade fruit and nut bars, The Telegraph reports.

2. He's Just As Serious About Fitness As He Is Food.

Ramsay has participated in more than a dozen marathons, three ultra-marathons, three half-Ironmans (which span 70.3 miles, swimming, biking and running) and competed in the Ironman World Championship twice.

The championship, held in Hawaii, is known for being incredibly grueling&mdashit combines a 2.4-mile swim with a 122-mile bike ride and a full marathon (26.2 miles). While he completed the race in 14 hours in 2013, he had to drop out of the competition this past year due to dehydration, according to TMZ. Ramsay says he'll be back in 2016 though.

3. He Believes in the Power of a Good Cry.

"I think crying is important," he told Fox News. "Not crying, not showing that emotion, bottling it up can lead to dangerous things."

Ramsay has no problem with the contestants&mdashwho are often as young as 8 or 9 years old&mdashon Masterchef Junior crying on the show, though he admits that it's hard to see them get upset over their mistakes.

4. He's Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Just like Kim Kardashian West, Ramsay will soon be starring in his very own mobile game, complete with a cartoon version of himself. Details haven't been released just yet, but we can only imagine it'd involve dodging insults as you "cook" as fast as your thumbs will allow you.

This isn't his first foray into gaming, though. You can also have him shout in your face while playing Nintendo Wii's Hell's Kitchen game.

5. He Was Once Threatened at Gunpoint While Filming.

While working on The Big Fish Fight in Costa Rica, Ramsay and his crew devoted an episode to investigating fishermen who were illegally killing and selling sharks to make shark fin soup. The crew climbed aboard a fishing boat, only for Ramsay to find a sack of shark fins hidden under the ship's hull while he was swimming. When he threw the sack on board and called the fishermen out, an argument erupted, leading some men to point rifles at them when they got to the dock to pressure them to stop filming.

Ultimately, the police urged them to leave the country. "They said, 'if you set foot in there, they'll stab you,'" Ramsay recalls.

6. He's One of the 25 Highest-Paid Celebrities Out There.

The Hell's Kitchen star is No. 21, technically, raking in $60 million last year, according to Forbes. That makes him the wealthiest celebrity chef out there.

7. He's Had Some Work Done.

If you thought Ramsay's gotten more fresh-faced over the years, you're right. A cosmetic surgeon filled in the scars on his chin back in 2009&mdashnot to make him appear less threatening on TV, as some speculated, but more because he'd gotten sick of everyone making a big deal about it.

"You've seen the articles: craggy face, map of Wales, ugly, deflated rugby ball," he told The Guardian. "There's only so much sh*t you want to take. I woke up in the morning and [my daughter] Matilda was trying to squeeze pound coins in there."

8. He Dreamed of Being a Soccer Player, Not a Chef.

An injury ended that dream early, so he went back to college to pursue Hotel Management. Along the way, he wound up cooking and never looked back.

9. His 20th Wedding Anniversary Is This Year.

The father of four&mdashthree girls and a boy&mdashmarried his wife, Tana, back in 1996.

10. He's Not Afraid to Poke Fun at Himself.

This past May, Ramsay put a slice of bread over Julie Chen's ears, barking, "What are you?" in her face. "An idiot sandwich," she replied, dejectedly. The insult spawned parodies all over the Internet, including Gigi Hadid and Devon Windsor when they appeared on Masterchef Celebrity Showdown.

But the cruel joke was just that&mdasha joke. It was part of a sketch called "Hell's Cafeteria" on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

11. He Gives 'Masterchef Junior' Contestants Cooking Lessons.

If you ever watched Masterchef Junior and wondered how in the world the contestants know how to make just about anything, you're not alone. As Ramsay explained in his Reddit AMA, he provides basic culinary lessons before filming. They won't show them exactly how to make a certain dish, like croquembouche, but they'll have a class in sheet pastry buns, which can give them a foundation to help them figure out how to make a croquembouche when the time comes.

"When it comes to the more serious elimination challenges, they'll have insight 3 to 4 weeks out," he explained.

12. Mario Batali Once Banned Him from His Restaurants.

Apparently, Batali can only take so many insults, and 'Fanta Pants' (a nickname Ramsay reportedly gave him) is where he draws the line. The Iron Chef banned Rams from his restaurants, several media outlets reported, though all it'd take to eliminate the bad blood is a little heart-to-heart.

"[If Gordon] called me himself and said, 'Let's sit down for a drink.' I'm sure it would be fine," Batali said. "We'd be cool. But right now, it's not cool."

13. He's Got A Great Trick for Phenomenal Oatmeal.

Ramsay often starts the day with a bowl of oatmeal&mdashjust water, salt and oats&mdashbut when he really wants to take breakfast to the next level, he does this:

"The night before, put 3 to 4 bananas in the oven on a pilot light. And the next day, squeeze the bananas into almond milk, bring it to a boil, then add the oatmeal and dried cranberries, and you'll have the most amazing oatmeal for breakfast," he wrote in his AMA.

14. Singer Ellie Goulding Punched Him Once.

Right in the stomach. Right after confessing to having a crush on him. (To be fair, though, Ramsay was her sparring partner on The Jonathan Ross Show, and he was wearing padding.)


Season 4 – Christina Machamer

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Another winner, or another sucker? Hell’s Kitchen had already established itself as a show that reneges on its prizes, but that didn’t stop Christina Machamer from signing up—and winning—Season 4.

Machamer was promised “the most important prize in the history of Hell’s Kitchen: an Executive Chef position worth a quarter of a million dollars.” Instead, she was given the title of Executive Sous Chef at Ramsay’s newest restaurant in West Hollywood. (For those unfamiliar with the hierarchy of a professional restaurant kitchen, this meant a significant downgrade in status and influence.)

When Entertainment Weekly asked what her job would entail, she replied, “Not sure yet. I doubt I’ll know until I get there.” She couldn’t even tell the publication her start date, because she hadn’t been told yet.

Machamer was undeterred by the change of plans. She spent ten months working for Ramsay before she relocated to Napa Valley and became a certified sommelier. Today, she works as a private chef, catering to tourists who visit the popular wine region.


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According to the newspaper, she checked into a £360-a-night room on the first floor.

At around 4.30pm, she left the hotel again and travelled to Soho where she is said to have spent ten minutes browsing a sex shop called Simply Pleasure.

She spent £10 on three small bottles of amyl nitrate, branded Rave and Rush.

Show of unity: Gordon Ramsay and his wife Tana outside their home in Wandsworth on Sunday - It has been claimed the chef has been having an affair for seven years

Known as 'poppers', amyl nitrate is said to heighten sexual pleasure by relaxing muscles and increasing the heart rate.

She then visited another store where she bought two bottles of white wine and some crisps, before returning to the hotel.

Just before 8pm, Ramsay is said to have arrived at Maze and spent a few minutes chatting to staff before making his way through to the hotel and up to the first floor.

According to the paper he then walked up and down the corridor before knocking on Miss Symonds' door and going in at almost 8.15pm.

The pair remained in the room for just over an hour and a quarter. The News of the World says it was told: 'They had sex.'

'Trysts': Gordon Ramsay has been seeing Sarah Symonds for seven years, it was claimed on Sunday

A chauffeur-driven silver BMW 7-series is said to have been waiting outside for Ramsay. When it flashed its hazard lights, the chef left through the restaurant's front door and got in the back.

The pair are also said to have met a week earlier in a Mayfair apartment.

Ramsay is thought to have met Miss Symonds in 2001 at London's Chinawhite nightclub, just a few months after she revealed her affair with Jeffrey Archer. A source told the newspaper: 'Ramsay and Sarah exchanged phone numbers and became lovers just a few weeks later. So much for him being true to his wife.'

The pair are said to have met for secret sex sessions in both London and Los Angeles, after Miss Symonds moved there in 2003.

The affair came to a halt in 2004 but started up again after Ramsay took his family to LA on holiday in August 2007, it is claimed.

During the trip, he is said to have contacted Miss Symonds and promised he would get in touch properly when he was back in the area without his family.

'He was true to his word, and called Sarah about three months later when he was in LA filming Hell's Kitchen on his own, and they rekindled their affair,' the source is quoted as saying.

In October 2007, Miss Symonds wrote a book titled Having an Affair? A Handbook for the Other Woman. It made such an impact that she was invited to talk on The Oprah Winfrey show.

Last night Max Clifford confirmed she had come to him for advice earlier this year, keen to launch a television career on the back of her book.

He said: 'She was talking about getting herself a television profile in much the same way as Rebecca Loos (former personal assistant to David Beckham).

'She's articulate and intelligent and she's got it all worked out - she realised that this was her opportunity to launch herself like other people that have launched themselves out of scandals.'

Sarah Symonds promoted her book, Having An Affair? A Handbook For The Other Woman, on Oprah Winfrey's show

Ramsay, the highest-earning chef in the world, married Tana 12 years ago and the couple have four children under nine - Megan, nine, twins Jack and Holly, and Tilly.

He frequently talks about his love for his wife. In one interview, he said: 'Tana is my wife, my lover and the person I want in my bed and in my arms every night.'

He was voted Celebrity Father Of The Year in 2006 and in 2007 the Ramsays were named Celebrity Family of the Year.

Ramsay, whose brother Ronnie is a heroin addict, also takes a fierce anti-drugs stance.

On Sunday, he agreed to pose for photographs with his wife but refused to answer questions.

Arriving at their family home in Wandsworth Common, South-West London, in a chauffeur-driven silver Mercedes saloon, he and Tana smiled and posed arm-in-arm for photographers.

Ramsay said: 'It's time for Sunday lunch. I'm starving.'

His spokesman Gary Farrow also declined to comment on the story, saying: 'We are not saying anything at all, we are just getting on with it - me, him, Tana, we are all getting on with it.'

Miss Symonds, who could not be contacted on Sunday, told the News of the World: 'Sorry, I've got nothing to say on the matter.'


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'As of 19th March to 3rd February this year we've suffered £57.5million worth of turnover down.'

In December Gordon announced the opening of three new restaurants across London after England was brought out of a second lockdown, but just weeks later the hospitality sector was forced to close once again.

Difficult: The chef who owns 35 restaurants, admitted he's been 'devastated' by the financial impact of the crisis (Gordon's Heddon Street restaurant is pictured)

Gordon added he's been forced to take up the Government's furlough scheme to save thousands of jobs across his restaurant empire.

He added: 'I get criticised for being wealthy, but the responsibility on my shoulders - the livelihoods at stake - is huge.'

It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally revealed plans to re-open restaurants in his road map out of lockdown.

After weeks of being restricted to delivery and takeaway service only, pubs and restaurants will be allowed to welcome customers from up to two households or in accordance with the rule of six, outdoors from April 12.

Desperate measures: Gordon added he's been forced to take up the Government's furlough scheme to save thousands of jobs across his restaurant empire

Indoor dining will be allowed from May 17, in accordance with the rule of six, and it's hoped all legal restrictions will be allowed to end on June 21.

Last week Gordon revealed he had to cancel over 22,000 bookings for his restaurants in December.

He said the effect Covid has had on the hospitality industry is 'devastating,' but he remains optimistic his business could re-open by Easter.

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show Gordon said he's planning to open up even more restaurants when lockdown is eased.

Shocking: Last week Gordon revealed he had to cancel over 22,000 bookings for his restaurants in December (pictured on The Graham Norton Show)

Gordon admitted that thousands of bookings across his business were removed when Tier 3 restrictions in December forced many restaurants to close just weeks after re-opening following the second lockdown.

Weeks later the government placed the entire country in lockdown, with not set date as to when pubs and restaurants can re-open.

He told Graham: 'It's devastating. When you think about breaking bread and having fun with friends and family, it's just tragic not to have that.'

The Hell's Kitchen star added: 'When we reopened last July, the atmosphere was monumental and electrifying, we didn't even need music, so to be shut backdown was tough.

Tough: The chef said the effect Covid has had on the hospitality industry is 'devastating,' but he remains optimistic his businesses could re-open by Easter (pictured on the chat show)

'In December, our most important month, we cancelled 22 and a half thousand reservations, but I have always been optimistic.

'It is tough but we will come out of this – we've re-created, re-developed and researched new ideas so when we come out of this lockdown we will open up as new restaurants. We are hoping we will re-open at Easter. It would be a dream.'

Gordon also spoke to Graham about his new BBC quiz show Bank Balance, revealing the series was developed during the last lockdown.

He said: 'It was developed via Zoom during lockdown this time last year, with the team spread out all over the country – I was in Cornwall with my beloved neighbours – and we got this high-pressured game to an amazing place.

'The set is really spectacular and intimidating and then you've got me asking the questions! It's really exciting.'

The hospitality industry is one of those hardest hit by the pandemic, with many restaurants closed for most of 2020 due ever-changing restrictions, and thousands of staff furloughed or even left unemployed due to the impact on businesses.

Despite re-opening in July, with strict social distancing measures and the introduction of the rule of six, the government's tier measures introduced in October forced many to close once again.

Upsetting: He admitted that thousands of bookings across his business were removed when Tier restrictions in December forced many restaurants to close yet again

In November the entire country was placed in another lockdown, forcing all hospitality business to switch to takeaway or delivery only, and some were open for just days in December before being ordered to close once again.

Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UKHospitality, told Radio 4's The World At One that if the reopening of the sector was delayed until May, 3.2million could lose their jobs.

Just one in five hospitality businesses are confident that they will have enough cash to get through beyond March,' she said. 'There is no way that businesses will be able to survive until May with no revenues coming in for seven months.

'It's a cash burn of half a billion pounds to keep the sector closed each and every month. If we are forced to wait for a longer period then unfortunately there will be little left of the hospitality sector and the 3.2million people who work in it to reopen at that point in May.'

She said she hoped that with the vaccination programme under way, there would be a 'pathway' to the lifting of restrictions.

'Otherwise I think you've got a danger that you have an impact on peoples' mental health and well-being and also their economic health and well-being,' she said.

Coming soon: Gordon also spoke about his new BBC quiz show Bank Balance, revealing the series was developed during the last lockdown


MasterChef Junior Is Whipping up Trouble and Gordon Ramsay Is Not Pleased in This Season 2 First Look

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Who knew cooking was child's play?

Anyone who watched the first season of MasterChef Junior, that's who. Last year, Gordon Ramsay launched a kids version of MasterChef, his culinary competition series on Fox, which proved that many young chefs are just as talented (if not more talented!) than cooks twice their age. (And gifted us with one of TV's best lines ever: "Whip like a man!")

We're giving you the exclusive first look at MasterChef Junior's season two artwork, which finds Ramsay and his fellow judges, Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich, at the mercy (and whipped cream canister) of one of their young chefs.

Whipping up trouble indeed!

And how awesome is this? Even though season two has yet to premiere, Fox has already filmed a third season of the culinary competition. In a statement, Fox's reality TV boss Simon Andreae said, "It's incredible to see how unbelievably creative and skilled kids can be in the kitchen—some before they've even learned how to spell what they're cooking."

The first season averaged 5.1 million viewers and was the number one new reality show of the year.


Gordon Ramsay Lands in Bordeaux

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• The race for Michelin stars in Bordeaux just got hotter. Gordon Ramsay, enfant terrible celebrity chef, restaurateur and television star, has signed on to run Le Pressoir d’Argent, the gourmet restaurant in the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa. “To open a restaurant in the wine capital of France, with its world-class vineyards and glorious regional produce is extremely exciting,” said Ramsay. “I’m thrilled we are opening our second restaurant in France, following on from the 2 Michelin-starred Gordon Ramsay au Trianon in Versailles.” Ramsay has an exclusive French partnership with Michel Ohayon’s FIB Group, which also owns the Waldorf Astoria Palace in Versailles. “We always aim to take the hotel’s luxury experience to the next level and it is essential that Bordeaux is seen as a gastronomic destination,” said Ohayon. “The new menu will showcase our local produce and will provide guests with the opportunity to enjoy Gordon Ramsay’s cuisine paired with some of the finest wines from the region.” The Grand Hotel de Bordeaux opened in 2007 after a much-needed facelift. Built in 1776, the historic building is located opposite Le Grand Théâtre opera house. “We are really looking forward to working with the hotel team at this incredible listed property in the heart of the city’s golden triangle,” said Ramsay. His former mentor, Joël Robuchon, opened a namesake restaurant in the boutique luxury hotel La Grande Maison in partnership with Bernard Magrez last December. Meanwhile, Philippe Etchebest, the 2 Michelin star chef who left Hostellerie de Plaisance in St.-Emilion in 2014, has yet to settle on a new venue. Earlier this year, Nicolas Masse earned his second Michelin star at La Grand’Vigne at Les Sources de Caudalie.

Holy Wine Bar!

• For centuries, wine and Catholicism have gone hand in hand. But Le Comptoir de Cana may be the first wine bar officially backed by the church since the last "Bar Cana," a wedding party that was headed downhill until Jesus fired it up by turning water into wine. The diocese in Lille, France, where the bar opened in March, has actively financed it, with diocese policy officer Benjamin Florin telling French news outlet RTL the inspiration came from Pope Francis' encouragement of Catholics to get out there in their communities and interact in unexpected spaces. Said Florin, the project "at heart was trying to reach young people who have never had the idea to go to a church … and maybe it's easier to go to a bar," which sounds like as effective a way as any to trigger Unfiltered's come-to-Jesus-literally moment. Church volunteers will hang out at the bar to talk gospel to anyone interested (which, in turn, offers churchgoers a choice way to boost the hours on the ol' "good works" ledger), and while Metronews reported "St. Patrick was celebrated with dignity for the opening," there are also plenty of fun, kitschy Catholic-chic touches: A bobblehead of Francis in the Popemobile sits on the counter, a carafe of wine is on the menu as a "Madonna," the charcuterie option is the "Plate of Friar Mark," and the wifi password is "Deogratias," as in "Thank God this bar has a wifi connection." Ultimately, it's more than just Sauvignon and scripture, though: There's an option to get a double-order of coffee, with one going to a charity recipient (an old Italian tradition), and proceeds earned at the register will go to humanitarian causes.

Harlem Eats Up for Charity

• Harlem ain't what it used to be, and the upper-Manhattan neighborhood is now getting its own celebrity chef–fueled foodie extravaganza courtesy of cofounders Marcus Samuelsson, chef and owner of local favorite Red Rooster, and Herb Karlitz, veteran culinary event producer. The first annual Harlem EatUp! Festival, backed by Citi and EY, will take place May 14 to 17 and will feature cooking demonstrations, walkaround tastings, panel discussions and “Dine in Harlem” dinners featuring the cuisine of culinary stars including Daniel Boulud, Scott Conant, Bobby Flay, Marc Murphy, Ted Allen, Amanda Freitag and Alex Guarnaschelli, among others. For the multi-location dinner party, guest chefs will collaborate with local restaurants to offer festivalgoers an eclectic mix of cuisines, from soul and BBQ to Italian and Asian, complemented by wine pairings provided by Vins de Bordeaux. Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW, speaking on behalf of the Bordeaux Wine Council, explained that they’ve worked with the chefs to choose a diverse range of wines (especially whites) for an emerging generation of wine lovers. “The Bordeaux wine region, like Harlem, is undergoing a dynamic renaissance … Like Harlem, Bordeaux wines are modern, innovative and accessible,” Gordon-McAdams told Unfiltered. Palm Bay International, Robert Mondavi Winery, Frederick Wildman, Bedell Cellars, La Caravelle, Pernod Ricard, Banfi Wines and House of Mandela will also be providing wines at the weekend's events. Net proceeds from Harlem EatUp! will benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels and Harlem Park to Park.

Citi brought the EatUp! Festival chefs together to pay homage to Art Kane's 1958 photo for Esquire, "A Great Day in Harlem."

Medal Behavior

• Who are the greenest wine companies in California today? That's a tough call now that hundreds of wineries and growers have joined the effort to make the wine industry more environmentally and socially responsible—and are earning certifications to prove it. But six state and regional wine organizations teamed up to honor some of the best examples with the first California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards, planned to be an annual event. A panel of eight judges, from the fields of wine and sustainability, picked four winners from 39 applicants.

Two were no surprise. Fetzer—a pioneer in eco-friendly winegrowing and the largest producer of certified-organic winegrapes in the United States—won the Leader Award for overall excellence. Among its firsts: the first California winery to operate on all-renewable energy (since 1999) and the first Zero Waste–certified winery in the world, for recycling, reusing and composting 97.7 percent of its waste. Benziger Family Winery took home the Environment Award, demonstrating stewardship by certifying its estate vineyards as biodynamic, creating its own sustainability certification to train other growers and holding seminars on water conservation, biodiversity and composting.

Many consumers may not yet know Trinchero Family Estates as a green model, but the parent company of brands like Sutter Home and Ménage à Trois picked up the Business Award for creating cost savings, efficiency and innovative practices. One way it reduces waste and energy use: using lightweight glass bottles and lighter PET plastic mini-bottles and TetraPak cartons. Representing an often-overlooked aspect of sustainability is Community Award winner Nord Vineyard Services in Napa, for being a good employer and neighbor. The management company participates in vineyard research, local task forces and the “Afternoon in the Vineyards” program, inviting hundreds of Napa County residents into its properties to better understand sustainable winegrowing.


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