To steward healthy, thriving vines it takes more than just addressing farming practices. Growing grapes is a form of monoculture, and one of our prime objectives is to foster biodiversity wherever possible in our vineyards. Through various practices, we strive for the healthiest habitat with over 70 acres of vineyard and more than 40 acres of non-viticultural lands. These practices include: allowing wild plants to mature and cycle through succession, composting all pomace waste from harvest, caring for an apiary with pollinator gardens, growing culinary gardens relying on a no-till strategy and perennial plantings, and a now-defunct livestock program which will return in future years.
In 2019, we began to assess our carbon footprint via greenhouse gas emissions. Through our sustainability committee we are working towards reducing our footprint by assessing our supply chain, third party supplier practices and materials, transportation, and agricultural practices.