Our farming experience partners perfectly with our Sonoma County growers, Dutton Ranch Viticulture. Together, we have selected vineyard locations that induce perfection in the glass: a temperate climate provides warm days and cool nights, porous alluvial and hillside soils with balanced nutrient deposits, and ample degree days to promote prolonged hang time for optimal maturation.
: Water Less : Dry farming, or as close to dry farming as environmentally possible, promotes a natural path to vine regulation and vigor control for optimal fruit yields.
: Cover It Up And Commit No Evil : Cover crops, such as oats, vetch and winter peas planted alongside seasonal mustard, provide organic matter and soil structure that promote root growth. They also provide a vibrant habitat for beneficial insects and birds that, in turn, creat biological control against vine pests. No weed is evil and herbicide use of any kind is stricltly proibited.
: Use A Slow Hand : Tending the vines and harvesting by hand is a long standing family tradition and integral to growing fruit of the highest quality.