2015 is the International Year of Soils as declared by the 68th UN General Assembly to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystems functions.
At Craggy Range we revere the impact of soils in our wines and do everything we can in the vineyard to ensure the health of the soil can contribute to the character of the wine. Every vineyard has a permanent diverse sward grown between the rows, sometimes alternated with rows of cereals, mustard, alyssum, phaecelia or buckwheat to build organic matter, improve soil biology or provide nectar for beneficial insects.
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If there is one aspect of terroir that has more mystery, embellishment and adornment feted on it than any other, it is dirt or as some say, soil. Some even think that terroir is just about soil however some previous writings on this matter have clearly disproved that analogy. Soil is simply the underground factor of terroir and probably because what it contributes can be microscopic and unseen, it is the most difficult to understand.... Read More