At DeLoach Vineyards, we consider ourselves stewards of the land, with a profound responsibility to pass along a clean environment and revitalized, healthy soil to future generations. We take to heart the Native American proverb that “We do not inherit this land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”
In that spirit, we look to the future with a new focus on eco-friendly farming practices. In July 2008 we were awarded our organic certification by the CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers). We also committed ourselves to the application of biodynamics, beginning with the conversion of 17 acres of estate vineyards from sustainable to biodynamic farming methods, which involves the use of cover crops, the application of biodynamic specific preparations and composts, and the maintenance of biodiversity within the estate. In December 2009, Demeter granted us our biodynamic certification for both our estate vineyards and 1-acre garden. Click here to learn more about how DeLoach Vineyards converted to biodynamic farming.
Per the guidelines of biodynamics, we are as attentive to the other aspects of our property and the community as we are to our vines. We maintain and encourage biodiversity on the winery estate with chickens, a thriving bee hive, and a diverse vegetable and herb garden that includes the medicinal plants we use in the compost preparations such as yarrow, chamomile and dandelion. In the holistic spirit of biodynamics, we will also continue to cultivate a sense of community with our neighbors, growers, and natural surroundings.
Harvest is fast approaching at DeLoach Vineyards – experience it yourself on our Biodynamic® Vineyard tour!
We start in the vineyard among the vines, continue to our Biodynamic® garden, pay a visit to our chickens and sheep, and end with a wine tasting paired with garden-ripe produce and nibbles prepared by our chef. You will come away with an in-depth understanding of our heritage, our vineyard practices, our wines, and our commitment to the land and community.
The guided tour and tasting lasts approximately one hour.
$25 ($20 Wine Club)
Available daily at 11:00 am by appointment (May through October). Please reserve your place 24 hours in advance.
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Taste of Terroir
Available Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Explore the finest terroirs of Burgundy with an exclusive guided tasting while you discover the origins of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.