Below is a sampling of the sustainable practices adopted by the Certified Participant. This is not a comprehensive list but provides some examples of the types of practices they use. For more information about their sustainability visit their website here.
Balanced vines, shoot density and fruit exposure. Creation of habitat for wildlife and pest natural enemies
Cover crops, organic matter
Vineyard Water Management
Use a combination of soil moisture and plant water status monitoring methods to determine when and if water is needed in the vineyard.
Using all available monitoring and management systems to monitor and treat (if necessary) for vineyard pests. Using effective, low environmental impact treatments when treatment is necessary.
Extensive knowledge of the wine industry and wine quality
Alternative source of power (solar)
Winery Water Conservation And Water Quality
Monitor and reduce water use
Recycling and consolidating trucking
Solid Waste Reduction And Management
Broad scale reducing, reusing and recycling materials
Environmentally Preferred Purchasing
Preferential purchasing aimed at like minded and local businesses
Sustainability Mission, Vision and Values
Neighbors And Community
Outreach and Communication with neighbors, community members and other stakeholders