Winery staff walk through vineyard

RETHINKING VITICULTURE

Wine is the product of a living ecosystem.
Each decision we take in the vineyard determines the quality of the wine.
We constantly refine our viticultural practices to adapt to evolving climate conditions.
We are committed to creating a place where grapevines, wildlife, vegetation and man can thrive together for generations to come.

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Land remains fallow for a minimum of 4 years before replanting.

Custom cover crops are selected for each parcel.

Precise canopy management allows the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly.

Green harvest encourages balanced crops.

During ripening, fruit is tasted daily.

Grapes are rinsed before harvest to eliminate dust and to achieve purity.

Fruit is harvested by hand with French shears.

Small harvest baskets keep the fruit fresh and whole.

RETHINKING VITICULTURE

Wine is the product of a living ecosystem. Each decision we take in the vineyard determines the quality of the wine. We constantly refine our viticultural practices to adapt to evolving climate conditions. We are committed to creating a place where grapevines, wildlife, vegetation and man can thrive together for generations to come.

Learn More

Land remains fallow for a minimum of 4 years before replanting.

Custom cover crops are selected for each parcel.

Precise canopy management allows the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly.

Green harvest encourages balanced crops.

During ripening, fruit is tasted daily.

Grapes are rinsed before harvest to eliminate dust and to achieve purity.

Fruit is harvested by hand with French shears.

Small harvest baskets keep the fruit fresh and whole.

pink and red flowers

Sustainability

The Napanook vineyard is organically and sustainably farmed.

Napa Green Land 2018

Napa Green Winery 2020

Organic Certification 2021

Napa Green Vineyard 2022

Dominus Estate is engaged in a long-term campaign of environmental restoration and biodiversity.

Our ranch is planted throughout with native species and wildflowers and provides refuge for California wildlife.

After an extensive renewal, the Hopper Creek has become a thriving ecosystem and today Dominus Estate’s work
is considered a model of creek restoration in the Napa Valley.

grape vine with long roots

Dry Farming

Dry farming is the foundation of our comprehensive approach to viticulture. It produces balanced vines with deep connections to the land and complex wines expressing their terroir.

A proactive practice which depends on experience and constant observation, dry farming:

  • Harnesses water naturally present in the soil.
  • Motivates vines to grow deep roots, connecting them to underground water and minerals.
  • Fosters vine strength by promoting the density of its wood.
  • Increases resistance to drought and disease.
  • Conserves water, an increasingly precious natural resource.