Timeline

  • 1987

    • Established Wood Duck Boxes in Riparian Areas
    • Nurtured Native Oak Tree Seedlings
  • 1988

    • Introduced Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat Buffers
    • Implemented Water Conserving Drip Systems
  • 1989

    • Created Winter Run‐Off Entrapment for Ground Water Recharge
    • Established Song Bird Boxes
  • Barn Owl Hunting

    • Established Owl Boxes in Vineyards
  • 1993

    • Implemented Permanent No‐Till Cover Crop of Native Grasses
  • 1994

    • Introduced Native Habitat Buffer Strips to Encourage Natural Predators
    • Developed Multi‐Row Machinery to Reduce Vineyard Passes
  • 1995

    • Began Gill Creek Restoration Project
    • Developed and Implemented Four‐Row Electrostatic Technology
    • Participated in Biologically Integrated Farming Programs (BIFS)
  • 1997

    • Recognized by Agriculture Education Foundation for Leadership in Environmental Stewardship
  • 1999

    • Recognized by California Department of Pesticide Regulation for Efforts in Sustainable Practices
  • 2001

    • Installed Raptor Poles for Predatory Birds in Vineyards
  • Additional

    • Constructed 56kW Solar Array at Viticulture Office
    • Established Bat Boxes in Vineyards
    • Participated in Safe Harbor Agreement for Enhancement and Endangered Species Protection
  • At Irrigation Pumps

    • Constructed 30kW Solar Array at Vineyard Pump
    • Received Lower Mokelumne River Watershed Stewardship Award for Leadership in Environmental Efforts
  • 2006

    • Received California Leopold Award from Sand County Foundation for our Environmental Conservation and Dedication
    • Built Winery with Energy Efficient Materials and Lighting
    • Created Wildlife Lake at Winery
  • 250kw array at Winery

    • Introduced Biodiesel Fuel to Operation
    • Constructed 210kW Solar Array at Winery
    • Implemented Non‐Petroleum Based Dust Control Program
  • 2008

    • Focus on Water Conservation at Winery
    • Received the Regional Excellence Award for our Dedication to Promoting Conservation and Protecting Natural Resources
  • Bi-Facial Solar Panels over Crush Pad

    • Installed California’s First Bifacial Photovoltaic Solar Panels (20kW) above Crushpad
  • 2010

    • Reestablished 300 Acres of California Native Cover Crop in Vineyards
    • Replaced Non‐Tiered Diesel Engines with Cleaner Tier 3 and Tier 4 Engines
  • 2011

    • Over 1800 Acres of Winegrapes Certified Sustainable by Lodi Rules
    • Insulated Six Additional 90,000 Gallon Tanks to Increase Energy Efficiency
    • Began 20 Acre Riparian Habitat Restoration with Audubon of California