We maintain 5 acres of sustainably dry farmed vineyards in the Cowichan Valley,
No chemical herbicides, systemic fungicides or pesticides are used, only natural fertilizers
with organic ingredients and our composted pomace for the vineyard.
Additional grapes are purchased as needed from vineyards that use similarly
responsible farming methods.
Our farming practices include extensive canopy management to create airflow through our vineyard,
which greatly reduces mildew and botrytis pressure,
mechanical weed control under the vine rows to create a mulch which suppresses the weeds and creates organic matter and moisture as it breaks down.
The use of beneficial insects and sticky tape for insect control,
We are proud to have been farming our property in this manner for over 20 years.
Since the 2010 vintage our winemaking has emphasized a minimalist
& natural approach, no enzymes used at crush,
indigenous yeast fermentation, no animal based fining products. (vegan friendly)
and minimal use of sulphites.
These protocols produce wines with vibrant character that are expressive of their terroir.