White Buffalo land trust

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The most rewarding aspects of making wine? For us, these are simple–working in nature, expressing its character, and–hopefully–returning something along the way. To do all three at once is especially meaningful.

Since the 2021 harvest we have partnered with White Buffalo Land Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to land conservation through thoughtful, holistic agricultural practices. Inspired by the regenerative organic movement, the group oversees Jalama Canyon Ranch, 1000 acres on a breathtaking patch of oak woodland between Highway 1 and the Pacific Ocean.

Watershed restoration, biodiversity enhancement, orchard rehabilitation–these are just a few of the projects White Buffalo has tackled for our region’s benefit. To these aims, they’ve invested heavily in reclaiming soil health, reintroducing native plants, and raising animals who live at the property and help graze and fertilize its grounds. Which include Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes– two years ago, we decided to purchase the entire five-acre crop, with full proceeds of wine sales going back to White Buffalo Land Trust. 2023 will mark our third harvest. We look forward to many more years working, and learning, with this vital organization.

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