Sustainable Agriculture

Irrigation System

Ponds: gravity-fed drip irrigation with battery-powered timers.
No electricity used at all to irrigate the vineyards.

Natural Fertilizers
Crimson clover, annual rye grass and barley grown as cover crop
Compost and wood ashes used

No Soil Erosion- No-till agriculture practiced

No insecticides ever sprayed

Vertical Shoot Position Trellis System

Degree-days: 3200 ( ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon)

Red loam soil, 3 to 6 feet deep over fractured sandstone

Mountain vineyard: Elevation 1250' to 1600'

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