Eco Terreno staunchly believes that in order to become successful grape growers and winemakers, they must first create a healthy native ecosystem for their vineyards. In fact they are so passionate about being dedicated caretakers of the land that they named the winery Eco Terreno, which means “of the land” in Italian and “Land Ecology” in Spanish.
Eco Terreno has begun to utilize biodynamic farming, and is currently working towards certification. Throughout this transitioning process they have begun to change practices that are necessary to becoming strong regenerative growers. From exploring different cover crops to developing a strong understanding of water usage to planting a substantial bee garden, all of this work has directly translated into them becoming more informed stewards of our resources. In developing the natural riparian areas on our property along the Russian River’s native wild habitats they are joining the cultivated and the non-cultivated lands together. They believe that by actively promoting biodiversity in vineyards, they will explicitly produce grapes and wine that reflect the full expression of our terroir.