Dan devotes particular attention to detail in his methodical approach to vineyard management and gentle, minimal winemaking intervention, privileging authenticity, and character for his wines.
We derive our unique, sustainable farming techniques with regenerative, permaculture, and biodynamic thought. Our mission is to care for our land in creative and natural ways. We employ a holistic, organic approach using composts, herbal and fermented preparations, and biodynamic practices, working with natural rhythms. In addition to using only natural materials, we avoid all fertilizers. Estate produced compost is our "fertilizer" of choice.
No synthetic or systemic chemicals (herbicide, fungicide, or insecticide) are used in the vineyard. Biodynamic and microbiological practices are chosen to increase life in and out of the soil. We use peppermint, clove, and garlic oils as pesticides and compost teas to assist the fertilization and plant health.
We aim to use domestic animals (for example?) to control grass & undesired insects. Also, we spray natural clay as a fungicide and insecticide, which also protects the vine from sunburn.
We do not employ farm certification systems, as we believe that they should not be used for marketing purposes. The true motivation behind our sustainable farming practices is for the good of the land and those who work it, and for the future generations to whom it truly belongs.