We are proud to offer high quality wines that are made using environmentally conscious practices. Our winery is 100% powered by renewable wind energy from an on-site wind turbine that harnesses the power of Salinas Valley’s inexhaustible winds to generate an impressive amount of clean energy. Not only does this sustainable power source fuel our wine production but it also supplies power to 125 homes in our local community.
We believe the best wines come from healthy vines. Being a sustainable wine grower means being thoughtful stewards of the environment and caretaking the health of our land for generations to come. We do this through low impact farming methods, water conservation and integrated pest management.
Water is one of Monterey’s most precious resources. With so much of the county’s land devoted to agriculture, it is essential that farmers embrace methods to conserve water. Our estate vineyards use 100% drip irrigation equipped with technology that senses soil moisture and monitors plant stress. By carefully dispensing water on a vine-by-vine basis, we have been able to dramatically lower our water requirements.
Cover crops are an important tool that promote vineyard health through their ability to nourish soil with nutrients, prevent erosion, control vine vigor and discourage weeds. All of our vineyards have cover crops planted between alternating rows of vines.
We farm our vineyards using low-impact methods to lessen soil compaction, control pests and promote beneficial insects and microbiologic activity. We compost 100% of the grape pomace, stems and seeds and spread it back into the vineyards.
We follow an integrated pest management strategy that harnesses beneficial insects to control pests. We utilize low impact methods, such as the application of plant-based preparations, to promote soil vitality through increased microbiologic activity and diversity.
There are over 250 owl boxes perched amongst our 12 vineyards sites to house these native creatures, which help naturally reduce the rodent population and keep our land in balance.