Our Viticultural Region --
While the small scale of vineyards in our region make them unobtrusive in their native Foothills setting, our members feel strongly their responsibility to listen and respond to neighbors and to educate and earn their trust.
Our growers are guardians of the land they work. Thus they will not jeopardize the long term health of their vineyard with short-term treatments. Some members are dedicated and approved organic farmers, most members are committed to sustainable practices -- minimal use of pesticides to control pests, greater use of cover crops, beneficial predatory insects, and the creation of a healthy soil and plant environment.
We consider it to be common courtesy and common sense to share information on our philosophy and cultural practices, and the reasons why they work. Sustainable management of our resources include:
Our grape growers, and our association, have a role in this community ... and a story to tell. And the story may ease neighbors' fears and increase their understanding and empathy. Like many other winegrape grower associations, we have developed a Values Statement, below, to guide us in our community role.