Notes from the producer:
"We began planting in March of 1998, with 13 acres of self-rooted pommard pinot noir vines. After months of researching the relationships between specific pinot noir clones, rootstocks and the different soil types found across the estate, over 120,000 plants were grafted in our greenhouses and planted in the vineyard by the end of the summer in 1999.
We believe that 90% of winemaking takes place in the vineyard. Because of this, we hold ourselves to a strict form of land use acting as stewards of the land in order to nurture and reap the fruits of our labor, naturally. Our holistic alternative to chemical use is growing a variety of medicinal and dynamic flowers and herbs that we make into compost teas. By steeping into teas, we’re able to harness the beneficial properties of each flower and herb and embody a “from nature to nature” philosophy. As such, our multiple compost piles and Biodynamic preparations are extremely important for our vineyards because the resulting humus is worked into our vineyard in order to achieve long-term soil and vine health."