At Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery, our goal is to farm in an environmentally responsible way and to be carbon neutral at the end of each year. We are committed to the environmental integrity of our wines and the stewardship of our land.
While we are not formally certified, we use many organic practices and much of the vineyard and winery work is done by hand. We thin and rub buds for shoot removal using as little intervention as possible. As the Creston area is not a traditional grape growing region, there is not much disease to be concerned with. We avoid pesticides and sprays that harm the beneficial bugs and insects that we encourage and support. All compostable products created in the winemaking process are spread back into the vineyard.
The winery building itself is energy efficient with 60 solar panels on the winery roof capable of producing 10 kilo-watts per hour. As we aim for carbon neutrality annually, with the surplus electric power generated from the solar panels going back into the grid when not being used by our winery.