Built to barrel age wine, previously done in the Chateau's cellar, this extensive tunnel system covers 25,000 square feet of area and provides ample room for 4,000 barrels
Its greatest eco-benefit is the naturally constant 61°F temperature, eliminating the need for costly and power hungry refrigeration. The caves also maintain near optimal humidity, reducing evaporative wine losses from the barrels. The Chateau itself is also partially underground, dug into the hillside, helping to maintain a consistently cool temperature much like the caves.
Fish Friendly Farming® provides for voluntary, self-directed compliance with the rigorous standards of state and federal water quality laws, the Federal Endangered Species Act, and state pesticide laws as well as local regulations.
Napa Green Certified Winery is a Napa-specific set of sustainable and green business practices developed for wineries.
Determined to conserve and protect the environment in all aspects of winery operations, we completed the installation of our 220 KW solar power electric system in 2007 to sustain our energy needs.