We all aspire to do more, to reduce our impact on this earth. At Broken Earth Winery our endeavor is to support the long-term ecological balance in the production of wines. Starting in the vineyard by using sustainable vineyard practices (integrated pest management, water conservation and protection of natural resources) and via an energy efficient, solar-powered wine production facility.
Broken Earth, as a brand, was born from the heritage of the vineyard property originally named “Rancho Tierra Rejada,” meaning land of worked or farmed earth. Farmers for generations have cultivated and ‘broken’ the soil with care and consideration. Our goal is to respect the land and its treasures.
The vineyard, which was first planted in 1973, rests amid gentle rolling ‘golden hills’ and maintains a sustainable approach to farming. The 715 acres of vines are carefully tended while the soil is nurtured to ensure viability and longevity. Our belief is that the soil will give its best only if it ‘feels’ its best, so attention to the earth’s health is critical.
Our vineyard is a Certified California Sustainable Vineyard. Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing is a certification program that provides verification by a third-party auditor that a winery or vineyard implements sustainable practices and continuous improvements.