Our winery is located in a pristine part of New Jersey. This area has always been farmland. Thanks to state initiatives, the development rights of much of land in this area has been deeded to keep it as preserved farmland forever. We are proud to have our land part of this program to preserve disappearing farmland from development into houses and condos. Because of our responsibility to preserve this land for future generations, the winery was built using unique technology. Thanks to the use of the portable GOfermentor, our winery has no stainless-steel tanks or piping. At harvest, we simply set up the GOfermentors inside our beautiful winery building, which used to be a horse stable. When the fermentations are done, we fold them up and stack them away. The aging room is a converted horse stall. From the outside you can still envision horses trotting out of the stable.
Since, we use minimal water for washing (the odd pump or hose), the small existing wells are more than sufficient. As a consequence of not washing or using detergents – we generate no waste water – so we do not need an unsightly water treatment plant.
The spent grape skins (pomace) is taken to the vineyard and spread as fertilizer. We apply no other fertilizers or soil treatment.