Sometimes things are better without water. Wine grapes (lucky for us), just happen to be one of those! Even during one of California's worst droughts on record, we were proud to practice dry farming techniques on our estate grown vineyards. This means we don't irrigate throughout the year, and rely on rainfall and groundwater to provide water for our grapes. Some of our grapes have actually NEVER seen water come through our drip irrigation system ever since planting!
Besides supporting for our state's water conservation efforts, dry farming can also help 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 with more character. This is one of the ways we produce high quality, sustainable and environmentally conscious products.