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The sun sparkles as we look down the vineyard rows.

What's good for the Earth shows in the bottle.

Nearly 50 years ago the soils at Husch were eroding from our hillsides and we needed to make a change. Common sense told us to stop tilling between our rows and let the native grasses back into the vineyard. We sold our tilling machine (the “disc”) and committed 100% to our new idea. We believe Husch was one of the first modern vineyards to go this route.

No-till farming -- sometimes called regenerative farming today – offers numerous sustainability benefits:

•  Carbon sequestration
•  Reduced erosion
•  Improved stormwater infiltration
•  Native grasses and flowers
•  Improved insect habitat

To this day skeptics tell us that no-till vineyards are not feasible. Our experience proves otherwise.

The insect habitat provided by our native grasses gives us a more diverse insect population, with fewer pests in the vineyard. Our grasses dig deeper into the Earth each year, building our soil organic carbon and sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere. When California’s “atmospheric rivers” drop 10+ inches of rain on Husch, our improved soils soak up the precious water. Most importantly, our grapevines thrive, producing treasured fruit for Husch’s wines.

No-till farming is a big win for Husch.

Learn more about Husch’s other sustainable practices: Conservation * The Light Touch * Valuing Old Vines * 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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