Sometimes things are better without water. Wine grapes (lucky for us), just happen to be one of those! During one of California's worst droughts on record, we're proud to practice dry farming techniques on our estate grown vineyards. This means we don't irrigate throughout the year, and rely on rainfall only to provide water for our grapes.
Besides being better for our state's water conservation efforts, Dry Farming can also produce excellent wine. This is because wine grapes, when forced to struggle through the summer months with little or no rain, tend to produce smaller, sweeter grape clusters. It's one of the many ways Kirchhoff Wines produces high quality, sustainable and environmentally conscious products.