As of September 1, 2008, Ehlers Estate has earned organic certification from the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) for its historic 43.8-acre Napa Valley estate vineyard. This certification is the culmination of a process that began with Ehlers Estate’s adoption of organic practices in 2004 and biodynamic practices in 2005.
“Earning our CCOF organic certification is something we are very proud of,” says Vineyard Foreman Francisco Vega. “This land has a rich winegrowing history and exceptional terroir. Farming organically allows us to preserve the purity and character of our estate fruit in a way that respects the land.”
Ehlers Estate General Manager Kelly McElearney echoes these sentiments. “The Ehlers Estate Vineyard has a history that predates modern chemical-based farming, so it is fitting that we are returning to those natural, organic roots. We also believe that this winegrowing approach dovetails with the socially conscious philosophy that drives everything we do here—from the way we farm to our commitment to funding international cardiovascular research.”
Ehlers Estate combines a historic winegrowing estate, environmental consciousness and international philanthropy. The winery’s diverse Napa Valley vineyard is organically cultivated as a mosaic of 32 small, vineyard blocks to produce exceptional estate-grown Bordeaux-varietal wines. All proceeds from the sale of these wines fund international cardiovascular research through the esteemed Leducq Foundation.