It’s Pinot Month


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Valuing our heritage vines

A farmer’s investment in a vineyard -- measured by both time and money -- is huge, yet some choose to rip and replant every 20 years. The spreadsheet says it makes economic sense. At Husch we politely disagree.

Strolling the fields at Husch you will still find vines planted back in 1968. These vines tell a story -- our story -- that would be lost if we followed the spreadsheet. Our Knoll field tells the story of a risk taken in 1971, when Husch planted the first Pinot Noir in the Anderson Valley. These old vines thrive to this day, a testament to the light touch of our farming and the value that we place on our heritage vines. Wine suggestion: our 2019 Knoll Pinot Noir

Our Garzini Ranch has vines dating back to Prohibition. Several of the oldest fields are nearly empty, with the exception of just a few dozen ancient sentinels that still stand. Rather than rip out the history of the site we took cuttings from the old vines to graft the next generation of grapevines in the field. Young and old grow together in these unique fields. Wine suggestion: taste our 2022 Old Vines Heritage .

This commitment to the old vines, and the stories that they tell, is rare in the wine industry. But it is an important part of Husch’s sustainable practices, and our commitment to making a farm a multi-generational endeavor.

Learn more about Husch’s other sustainable practices: No-till farming * Conservation * The Light Touch * Social Equity

Husch Vineyards
Tasting Room: 4400 Hwy 128, Philo, CA 95466
Mail Address: PO Box 189, Talmage, CA 95481
Open Daily 10am to 5pm
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