From childhood memories playing ‘Tom Sawyer’ on the Mokelumne River to working in the vineyards with their dad and grandpa, Brad and Randall formed a true respect for the land which developed into being responsible land stewards. Today, this commitment guides our daily farming and business practices to ensure they benefit our land, business, team, and the communities in which we live.
Soil, Air, and Water Management
Keeping our soil, air, and water healthy is essential in maintaining a balanced ecosystem. We regularly take soil samples to measure nutrient mix and water capacity to guide our decisions in growing a balanced vine. To off-set our carbon footprint, we replace dated engines for efficient, clean-burning alternatives, use multi-row machinery to limit vineyard passes, and are currently testing electric vineyard vehicles.
Our first Photovoltaic Solar System was installed in 2004 at our viticulture office. Today, we have multiple systems at select vineyard’s wells and pumps and our winery. Each year we are overcome by the positive impact created through the energy generated.
Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
In the mid-1990s, the desire to scientifically understand how farming impacts the environment grew. The twins’, together with like-minded Lodi farmers and scientists, captured best farming practices with the vineyard ecosystem in mind. This is now The Lodi Rules program which serves as a guide on sustainable farming. We follow the program to hold us accountable to make the right decisions, while validating the techniques we have been practicing for decades.
Looking Beyond Our Vineyards
It is our responsibility to enhance the habitat surrounding our vineyards to create an environment that not only we can live in, but any animal that passes through could live in.
Learn more about our Habitat Restoration efforts