LIVE Certified

LIVE (Low Impact Viticulture & Enology) aims to preserve human and natural resources in the wine industry of the Pacific Northwest. This is accomplished through adherence to internationally accredited standards. Vineyard certification is through third-party inspections.

Keys are:

  • Preservation of native habitats

  • Adherence to worker health & safety standards

  • Supporting a healthy community in which vineyards work

Salmon Safe

Salmon Safe partners with LIVE and is dedicated to restoring and maintaining healthy watersheds. Salmon Safe certification is included with LIVE vineyard certification.

Salmon Safe certification links land management practices with the protection of agricultural and urban watersheds.

Keys are:

  • Working to reduce hillside runoff in vineyards

  • Use of biologically based pest management

  • Enhancement of native biodiversity in the vineyard

Cover Crop & MOre

Our pasture is covered in grass. Here our cattle eat the pasture grasses and return fertilizer to the ground. When one section of the pasture is eaten down, we move the cattle to the next section of the pasture, only to return them when the first section of the pasture regrows.

Our vineyard rows are cover cropped with annual and perennial grasses and peas. The ground is held in place to counter erosion, and the green matter is turned under in the spring to rebuild the soil. The rows that are not turned under provide habitat for beneficial insects.