Practices we use to Promote Healthy Sustainable Farming

harvesting grapes
Cover crops are planted every year to enhance biodiversity, minimize soil erosion, control weeds, fertilize the soil without chemical inputs, and improve the structure and microbial activity of the soil.

Advanced Irrigation Techniques –

We use controlled, pin-point systems of irrigation to apply the minimal amount of water for conservation and plant health.

Pest and Invasive Plant Control –

Only minimal inputs are used and never any synthetic pesticides or herbicide. Integrated Pest Management techniques are used to maintain balance in the vineyard. We work to control any disease or pest before it becomes a problem through intense monitoring and increased biodiversity in all of our farming practices.

Habitat Maintenance –
Wine flavors are enhanced when the grapes are grown in an environment that retains an essence of its natural state. When planning a new vineyard, we insist on allowing for extensive stands of native habitat. We provide songbird and owl boxes and raptor roosts to help restore the balance and foster pest control. We plant native plants, insectaries, orchards and gardens throughout the properties to increase the habitat for beneficial insects and reptiles and birds. We control and seek to eradicate invasive species to protect our native habitat. Our farming methods minimize runoff into streams and riparian areas to help provide for a sustainable salmon and steelhead population.

Sustainable Business Practices –
We try to work with locally-owned small businesses in order to help strengthen and build our communities. Enterprise Vineyards uses recycled and reused materials whenever possible and we are continually looking for ways to decrease our footprint.