As a pioneering producer and winegrower of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, DeLoach Vineyards has been experimenting with and perfecting the best combinations of soil, rootstock and clones for over three decades.
In 2003, the Boisset family brought two generations of sustainable winemaking experience from Burgundy, France to California’s Russian River Valley and pulled up the estate vineyards that had just produced Wine Enthusiast magazine’s 2004 wine of the year: DeLoach Vineyards’ 30th Anniversary Cuvée Pinot Noir. Wine & Spirits magazine named DeLoach Vineyards a Top 100 Winery for the twelfth time in the winery’s history in 2012.
At DeLoach Vineyards, we consider ourselves stewards of the land, with a profound responsibility to pass along a clean environment and revitalized, healthy soil to future generations. We take to heart the Native American proverb that “We do not inherit this land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”
In that spirit, we look to the future with a new focus on eco-friendly farming practices. In July 2008 we were awarded our organic certification by the CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers). In December 2009, Demeter granted us our biodynamic certification for both our estate vineyards and 1-acre garden.
We are as attentive to the other aspects of our property and the community as we are to our vines. We maintain and encourage biodiversity on the winery estate with chickens, a thriving bee hive, and a diverse vegetable and herb garden that includes the medicinal plants we use in the compost preparations such as yarrow, chamomile and dandelion.