Southbrook Vineyards: an example of sustainable practices for vineyards everywhere

“Organic, bio dynamic and LEED certified, what exactly does that look like,” I asked myself before visiting Southbrook Vineyards recently. I was amazed to have a tour of the grounds and learn about the many ways Southbrook works to minimize its impact on the land. I learned about the various plants around the building that naturally ward off pests from the grapes. I learned about their bioswale which breakdowns pollution from stormwater runoff. I saw their reflecting ponds which naturally increases light into their building. I thought it brilliant to have a flock of sheep which ‘mow” the land and can be a source of natural fertilizer in the spring. It was encouraging to see many positive, sustainable approaches being… read more →