Michael Klouda Wines has made it our goal to only source wine grapes from sustainably farmed vineyards.
Sustainable farming is;
A grower doing everything he can to protect and preserve his land and community for future generations.
Using cover crops and compost instead of synthetic fertilizers, which can contaminate ground water.
Creating and preserving wild life habitat in and around vineyards, providing more biodiversity and a place for native species to thrive.
Closely monitoring vine water stress to be able to use the least amount of water necessary and dry farming when possible.
Protecting beneficial insects in the vineyard by using the gentlest pesticides available and using them sparingly.
Providing economic opportunity for employees and the local community.
To learn more about the Lodi Rules certificate of sustainability CLICK HERE.
There are thousands of ways my growers practice sustainable farming, these are just a few.