As an alternative to conventional solutions, winemakers patiently grow their grapes using simple approaches that eliminate the need for chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in the vines and using plant and mineral-based products instead. The key is: no chemicals. Minimal levels of natural sulfites or sulfur dioxide may be added as the copper sulfate is a natural compound occurs in nature. The lack of synthetic compounds in the vineyard means that the grapes harvested are in its purest form as a product of the winemaker’s careful observations and land management tactics in the vineyards.
Healthier soils have better structure, and organic matter content that aid the plants’ immunity towards pests, diseases, and adverse weather conditions. The availability of cover crops grown between rows of vines also provides refuge for other beneficial insects that control the population of pests. In addition, the vines are able to retain more nutrients from the soil to yield healthy fruit after a minimum of three years have been devoted to detoxifying a single plot of land. While organic certifications are available, artisanal winemakers in our portfolio do not stress on the importance of certifications due to its bureaucracy and their knowledge on practices that are best for their vineyards and the overall environment.