Because we believe that healthy, well-balanced plants have the ability to protect themselves against most predators and diseases, our grapes are grown in previously untouched, healthy soil, carefully nurtured with only natural compost and organic nutrients. In order to control mildew disease, we have planted the vineyards to take best advantage of the prevailing wind direction to allow natural drying of the leaves. Cover crops planted between rows provide additional organic nutrition, while earthworms bred in our vermiculture facility aerate and enrich the soil, improving its living quality.
Our environmentally friendly pest-control methods include a small army of ducks that patrols the vineyards, ridding the vines of snails and insects. Drip irrigation, focusing the water where it is needed, conserves this valuable resource. All picking is done by hand. This secures jobs for our community, and we also offer development and training to our staff to empower them in organic farming practices. In the cellar grapes are also sorted by hand to remove all unwanted materials.