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Sustainability 2018-04-18T16:22:24+00:00

We are earth friendly!

Domaine Artefact is a thriving, sustainable estate, uncompromising in its farming standards and its stewardship of the land. We are committed to maintaining our vineyards to the highest of standards. Our philosophy is “great wine begins in the vineyard”, and we are dedicated to sparing no expense to grow the highest quality of fruit for our wines.

WE LEAD BY EXAMPLE

Zero Carbon Footprint

At Domaine Artefact, we are committed to leaving zero carbon footprint. In efforts to achieve this, we focus only on sustainable vineyard practices to cultivate our fruit and wines. Additionally, we ship our wines solely in Styrofoam free boxes and invest in 100% recycled material for our shipping and marketing needs. Our goal is to be completely reliant on solar power for all energy consumption by the end of 2018.

A SELF-SUPPORTING ECOSYSTEM

Permaculture

We are guided by principles of permaculture in our approach to farming and as such, are keen on growing our organic fruits and vegetables and sharing our harvests locally. At Domaine Artefact, we are committed to transforming the Estate by exclusively planting native species to create a balanced, regenerative, and self-supporting ecosystem.

MEET THE FAMILY

Farm Animals & Wildlife

Domaine Artefact is home to our family of animals including dogs, horses, pigs, and chickens. On your visit, you are likely to see our “wine dogs” lazing about the tasting room. We are “pet-friendly” and encourage guests to bring their well-behaved fur-children.

In addition to our domesticated inhabitants, Domaine Artefact provides habitat to coyotes, bobcats, red-tailed hawks, barn owls, kites, red-winged blackbirds, roadrunners, finches (common, and gold), quail, meadowlarks, bluebirds, killdeer, hummingbirds, tree frogs, toads, gophers, voles, and ground squirrels.

Domaine Artefact Olive Oil

Domaine Artefact maintains a small orchard of organically farmed Mission olives, which are milled on-site to produce our “Late Harvest” Mission olive oil. Mission olives are the oldest of the California varietals, introduced to California in 1769 by the Franciscans with the establishment of San Diego’s Mission de Alcala. Mission olives are considered an “endangered heritage food” by Ark of Taste (a catalog of foods that are sustainably produced, unique in taste or part of a distinct ecoregion).

The Mission olive is a perennial favorite for both table olives and oil production. Our orchard is fertilized and mulched with compost created by the animals on the estate and sprayed with natural clay to prevent olive fly infestation. “Late Harvest” Mission olive oil produces a rich buttery oil with a tropical, fruity quality. Our oil is exceptionally flavorful, vibrant and nutrient rich. Supply is limited each year, so we encourage you to order as soon as possible!

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