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Great Times Behind the Wines

Apr 28, 2021

In this episode, Hazlitt's highly-regarded Vineyard Manager John Santos discusses current environmental challenges involved in growing grapes for a Finger Lakes winery—and innovative ways of making it more ecologically and economically viable. These methods include:
  1. Implementing the use of cover crops
  2. Using compost made of grape pomace (the pulpy residue left over after the juice is squeezed from the grapes in the winemaking process) 
  3. Minimizing pesticide use by utilizing and innovative sprayer
  4. Collecting rainwater from the winery's warehouse roof

► Learn more about these and other initiatives

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