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  • "When did you decide to grow organic grapes?"

  • 1975

  • 2006

  • 2005

  • 1996

  • 2006

  • 1994

  • 1998

  • 2005

  • 2006

  • 1989

  • "Do you have animals on your farm?"

  • We have cows, sheep, rabbits, bees, chickens, dogs, cats

  • We have cows, belted galloway's, and we have cats...

  • We have two goats here on the property...

  • We love to have chickens around...

  • Chickens... a rabbit, dog, squirrels, turkey's

  • Barn owls that we try to encourage to come here every year.

  • We have jersey cattle, we have pigs, we have a flock of chickens

  • "Do they have names?"

  • Henrietta and Thank You

  • They are just all Oreo Cows, some are double stuffed and some are single.

  • Merv, and we have Billy the two goats

  • Duchas, Duke, Chop, Shank.

  • The cows have names, Bella and Daisy. Ah, the mascot pig is Ruby (I believe), and the chickens are 1-70.

  • Olive trees, apple trees, other fruit and nut trees, bees in the middle of our vineyard, oak trees surrounding our vineyards

  • ...solar power, dry farmed so no reliance on water, major composts,

  • We have vegetables and we have fruit trees growing here

  • We have forest that haven't been messed with...

  • um, have been putting... bringing back red woods that used to be indigenous to this part of the country.

  • We have over 25 Red Wood trees, we are moving in... we purchased olives and they are getting planted...

  • ... we have free range hens that have complete range of the 12.5 acres

  • We've planted buffer stripes and insectories.

  • Organic Eggs, organic olive oil, and organic various fresh produce.

  • We have bio diesel... we enhance the owl population with barn owl boxes

  • we try to have areas the natural wild life, the deer, the wild boar the turkeys...

  • what have you can have some sort of corridor between our vineyard and other parts of the vineyard.

  • We obviously do nothing to try to damage any of our waterways, that we have...

  • we have as much control of the run off water from winter rains as possible with colverts...

  • We use basically hot water only to clean most of our equipment whether it's barrels or tanks.

  • We use basically hot water only to clean most of our equipment whether it's barrels or tanks.

  • We have two active wells on the property that are each 600 feet deep so they are very very pure.

  • We have olive trees, olive oil and olives, edible olives

  • Describe your wines?

  • Wild, funky, earthy

  • balanced... complex

  • traditional, old world, old fashioned

  • balanced... ah, graceful... um, authentic.

  • balanced would be number one... food friendly, elegant, complex, deep, old world,

  • Delicious... (laughter)

  • complex, emotional.

  • Very aromatic... and perhaps with a bit of feminine elegance... harmony

  • fresh, pure, different, good

  • Spicy, jammy, HOT, crazy, wild

  • Clean, robust, concentrated, ripe, unique...

  • ...never interesting, cuz the interesting is bad, when someone is drinking your wine and they say

  • and they say "Intersting" you that's bad... (laughter)

  • What would you NEVER do to your grapes or wine?

  • I wouldn't put all the various chemicals and additives that you could put into wine that create different flavor profiles...

  • ...there is a wide array of commercial yeast to put in to get flavorings from banana to blueberry to blackberry, in wine, I wouldn't be putting those in.

  • I would never ever... apply...herbicides

  • Any type of pesticide spraying... ah, any type of herbicide spraying

  • I am not interested in tannins, or enzymes

  • Fining and racking

  • What is your wine made of?

  • Made with properly grown Organic Grapes

  • Made with Organic Grapes

  • Made with Organic Grapes

  • Made with Organic Grapes

  • Made with Organic Grapes

  • Made with Organic Grapes

  • Made with Organic Grapes

  • Made with Organic Grapes

  • Made with Biodynamic Grapes

  • Made with Organic Grapes... yum... (laughter)

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    江東潣 posted on 2013/10/05
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