The property operates under the BioGro New Zealand programme.
This programme is an initiative established to promote the production of premium quality wine utilising environmentally friendly and responsible practices.
A flock of around 2,000 sheep including Romney, Perendale Cross and Merino Wiltshire Cross are grazed in the winter to keep the grass low and fertilise as they go.
After pruning; the prunings and any grass or cover crops are mulched and added to the compost heap. This compost is spread under the vines to help conserve moisture and improve soil structure.
A mob of 25 steers are also grazed on the property.
Organic philosophies drive our approach to wine growing and in March 2016 there will be 255 hectares of Vineyards certified organic by BioGro New Zealand (of this around 100 hectares are used for the production of Dog Point wines).
BioGro Licence 5200.
For more information on BioGro certification please visit theirwebsite.