Vineyards Respond to Climate Change

Nov 14, 2013

Sebastopol Vintner Ted Lemon

  Global warming poses a real and serious threat to California’s wine industry, but vineyards throughout the state—and other agricultural lands—can also take steps to blunt the pace of climate change.

The Littorai Winery

  It is increasingly clear, says Ted Lemon, co-owner of Littorai Wines in Sebastopol, that monoculture farming has not succeeded in feeding the world, so a new approach is clearly needed.

The Littorai Winery is an informal demonstration site for the practical application of principals of agroecology. The Wine Institute of California has also initiated a proactive program in support of sustainable vineyard practices, which you can read about here.