The vineyard is sited on the sunny south east slope of Arbutus Mountain. The permaculture vineyard hosts an understory guild of wild and farmed crops, and is a refuge for wild bees. The first vines were planted in 2004. All vines are on their own root stock, avoiding grafting of plants. An example of our closed circle farming practice is the use of our own raw goat milk to produce our vineyard/grape vine spray. Raw milk contains antiseptic properties and enzymes that act as fungal control and give foliar nutrition to the plant. We do the same for our pasture and hayfield with no petrochemical fertilizers, herbicides or inputs added to our land.
We grow the cool climate “Champagne” grapes, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Additionally we grow a sustainable hybrid developed in Canada called L’Acadie Blanc. The vineyard and all grapes are Certified Organic and Certified Biodynamic by the Bio-dynamic Agriculture Society of BC – Certificate #10-500*31.