The Vines & Sustainability
Under the guidance of Vineyard Manager John Gorman, every block of Stuhlmuller Vineyard receives extensive personal attention. Farmed with an eye towards the individual needs of each varietal and every block, John implements tailor trellising and pruning methods based on an overall understanding of each site on the vineyard.
A firm believer in terroir-inspired wines, winemaker Zac Childers works closely with John to produce fruit with balance and concentration. To achieve this, the Stuhlmuller team limits yields through vine training, pruning, thinning and fruit drops.
Stuhlmuller’s vineyard operations are certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. Stuhlmuller has many sustainable practices that their team uses to farm their vineyards and be stewards of their land including regulating their water supply to ensure they conserve water, tilling every other row to prevent erosion and maintain soil quality, planting cover crops to enhance the soil health, maintaining their vines canopy to prevent fungus growth, and using cattle to reduce wildfire risk. This commitment to quality in their vineyards has helped to establish Stuhlmuller Vineyards as one of the area’s premier producers of Estate fruit.