Sustainable farming, exceptional winemaking and the worms that help make it all possible, this is the story of Peltier Winery & Vineyards, then, now and for generations to come! Special thank you to Bio Filtro for the worms and Genzo Pictures for producing this video!

Sustainable Farming

All of our 1,000 acres are farmed sustainably according to  LODI RULES,  a third party certified program created for the Lodi Appellation by a committee of scientists, growers, a wildlife biologist, and farm advisors. These are stringent rules that we currently farm by and have been farming since our great-grandparents began growing wine grapes. It is the care for the land, air, water, habitat, and worker with a long-term vision focusing on farming for the future of the land. We were one of the first growers to receive certification for this program.

VINEYARD PRACTICES

OWL BOXES are placed throughout our vineyards to encourage a natural habitat for owls who become the pest control for gophers and meadow voles

COVER CROPS are planted in our vineyards to promote soil health, prevent erosion and increase organic matter which reduces tractor use and dust while promoting healthy air quality

WATER CONSERVATION is achieved with drip irrigation which efficiently irrigates the vines

LAND HABITAT and native plants are preserved to protect endangered species

EMPLOYEES undergo in-depth training to promote efficiency and safety

SOIL is kept healthy with the addition of organic matter and compost

WINERY

ENERGY USE is made efficient with the use of a solar water heater to clean our tanks

SOLAR PANELS cover our entire crushpad to provide natural energy for our winery operations

COMPOSTING by way of re-using grape skins, seeds and stems as organic matter that goes back into the vineyards

THE WORM FARM is an energy efficient way to treat our process water for re-use in the vineyard