News — Sustainable Viticulture

Working with The Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship

Working with The Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship

An update from Brett Thiessen - Manager of Viticulture On our 80 acre property that is directly on the Similkameen river bank, we are planning to remove the original posts, wires and vines that are serving no purpose to us. These were put there by previous owners, but it is now apparent to us this cold spot on a floodplain is on a very sensitive riparian zone. Currently, we have a deer fence blocking wildlife traffic in an important area and infrastructure that is just taking up space where we would rather restore habitat than grow grapes. Not only do...

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