Crafted with Conscience
The wild is intrinsic to everything we do. Our inspiration, our way of life, and the source of our craft, our connection to the outdoors means that we’re passionate about protecting it. We want to sustain this connection with the wild for ourselves and others for many years to come.
We do everything we can to work the land sustainably. For instance, where applicable, we practice dry farming techniques in order to save valuable water resources while still creating complex wines that reflect the terroir. The land is integral to our way of life, and we’re always pushing to find new ways to support the environment.
Our biodiversity program helps the wild thrive throughout Sonoma. For example, Dry Creek in the heart of Sonoma Valley is just one of the habitats we’ve enhanced. The project supports endangered fish such as Coho and Steelhead salmon by creating attractive habitats along low flow areas for them to rest and rear their young. We also build bird and bat boxes from reclaimed pallets to house in our vineyards and donate to grower vineyards and regional parks. While the boxes protect birds and bats, they also protect our grapes as they in turn eat the bugs.
All our estate vineyards are Sonoma Sustainable Certified, meaning our work preserves natural resources, improves air and water quality and protects ecosystems and wildlife habitats. We work closely with our partner growers to help them receive their Sonoma Sustainable credentials as well. This also benefits the community through practices that are environmentally sound, socially equitable and economically viable. Our connection with the wild is at the heart of everything we do, it is our inspiration, craft, and purpose, and we foster this connection through the way we tend and support our land.
A community of growth
The local community and wild of Sonoma are at the heart of what we do. To express our support for local causes, our employees volunteer for one day every quarter. For example we’ve helped Sonoma County Regional Parks prevent fires before peak season by removing invasive species from creek beds and picking up trash. This has resulted in a whole host of additional benefits, including restoring natural species and bringing back wildlife, such as beavers, deer, and bears, to the area. Additionally, we are supporting the restoration of the heritage orchards at the Jack London Ranch using heirloom seeds.
We believe that actions speak louder than words and we’re not afraid to get our hands dirty. From planting trees to restoring trails, we’re actively growing and supporting our community.