According to Benziger, the answer lies in the roots.

“When you farm conventionally, you end up with a shallow root system; you feed the vine at the surface… you’re sort of cultivating water balloons,” he said. “When you farm organically, you end up with a deep root system.” “You want to look at it from a different angle. You want those roots to carry out the function they were developed for, which is to go deeply into the soil.” According to Hamel, quordle the fact that the vines have well-developed root systems makes them more resistant to the effects of shifting weather patterns. And the deeper the relationship between the grapes and the location in which they are cultivated, the more essential and influential the terroir is.

According to Hamel, “everything from the growth environment above ground to the growing conditions below ground for the vine… creates a profile in the wine.”

What sets a visit to a sustainable vineyard apart from others?
According to Benziger, the “dirt beneath your fingernails” method is the most effective way to get the desired results.

“At a sustainable farm, the staff members who provide tours and provide tastings are often the most passionate about the subject matter. When you farm in this manner, you have to work as a team “he stated. “You want to conjure up an atmosphere similar to a gorgeous chateau, and that’s exactly what you’re going to experience when you visit a sustainable farm. We’re trying to market the concept of cultivating grapes in general.”

Hamel went on to say that when everything is taking place in plain view of the guests, it is not difficult to recognize the genuineness of the experience.

“When guests come to our vineyard, we always discuss the farming practices that we use. We are able to express all that we do and feel extremely good about everything that we say at the same time “he remarked. “It is essential for us to discuss the processes that are involved in the production of the wines. The wine is one piece of the jigsaw, and it’s the thing that matters the most, but in order to put everything into perspective, you need to tell the complete tale first.”

Should you make a reservation before you come?
That will depend on the vineyard you visit as well as the kind of experience you are looking for.

Although some tours at Benziger Family Winery require visitors to make reservations in advance, walk-ins are always welcome in the tasting area. Guests who have made a reservation have the option of taking a tour of the vineyard on an electric tram as part of the Tribute Estate Tour & Sampling, for instance, or booking a tasting experience that is conducted in a seated setting.