Natural Wine Growing & Sustainability

Schmitz WineAs a family-owned winery we are committed to natural wine growing and sustainability, the vineyards are farmed without artificial fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.  The California vineyards are located in the Sierra Foothills just below Lake Tahoe and in Lake County Red Hills an hour drive north of Napa County.  At elevations ranging from 1,200 to 1,800 feet, comprised of healthy red clay soil containing rich hearty granite and fool’s gold minerals.

We follow natural wine making methods and gentle harvesting practices minimizing the bruising, bringing only the finest fruit to the winery. We harvest at or close to 24 BRIX, the natural sugar level we feel is the optimal ripeness that dramatically influences the wines quality and flavors. Fermenting the grapes with naturally occurring vineyard native yeast, which imparts more complexity and charter then using our passion to handcraft food-friendly, balanced and elegant healthy wines. Which make your taste buds ask for more.

Manage an on-site environmental practices studies, and implements new sustainable projects along with maintaining an aggressive recycling program for glass bottles, paper products and corks. Try our famous 100% Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Syrah, Red Blend, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Or try them in a Draft Wine Keg.

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View the 24 Brix Wines Video Sierra Foothills California!

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