In our vineyards we have increased vineyard biodiversity with bird boxes, diversified plant species through cover crop trials, bee hives & improved soil conservation to improve the Russian River watershed fish habitat. We encourage barn owls, with owl boxes to help protect the land from gophers and provide perches to encourage natural mammalian pest control. We also have two bee hives on site, with over 10,000 bee pollinators. We’ve posted bluebird boxes in the protected part of the vineyard to give these insect feeders a home in our estate. With the active presence of these beneficial insects, owls, raptors, bluebirds and soil fauna to combat pests of grape wines, biodiversity in the vineyard has flourished.