In both our Appassionata Vineyard and the Medici Vineyard, which we lease and manage, we farm according to the Salmon Safe guidelines for sustainable viticulture. There are no pesticides or chemical fertilizers used in our vineyards – only organic soil amendments, including compost that we make from our own pomace. If we need extra help controlling weeds, we occasionally use an organic-approved herbicide.
Our winemaking practices trust nature to do much of the work. We strive to minimize waste in our tasting room and in all aspects of wine production. All glass, metal, and cardboard are recycled. Even the process water from the winery is filtered, aerated, and returned to the earth.
As a founding member of the Sustainable Wine Roundtable, we are involved in the global effort to develop a true sustainability standard. In the meantime, we are following best practices from Salmon Safe and other regional standards.