We have been practicing Biodynamic methods since 2014 and received our Demeter Biodynamic® certification in 2017. We believe that working with nature is far more productive and efficient in producing grapes with exceptional characteristics.

Ampelos Cellars

In growing grapes, we believe in taking care of and respecting the environment. Our vineyard needs to be in balance with nature, therefore we made the decision to go 100% sustainable, organic and biodynamic. This means we use all organic farming methods, and a step beyond. We are also the first vineyard in the US […]

Desert Farming Initiative

DFI’s mission is to advance climate smart farming and food sovereignty in the region. Demonstration: demonstrate sustainable vegetable and fruit farming practices, while bolstering the regional food system. Education: provide practical on-farm learning experiences for UNR students and develop resources for other growers. Outreach: actively engage with a diverse array of stakeholders to improve food […]

Livestock-Integrated Cropping Systems Symposium

We hope you can join this interactive learning opportunity for orchard, vineyard, and livestock producers, as well as extension advisor, researchers, and more. The day will include presentations and hands-on learning workshops guided by experts! Questions or suggestions? Contact UCANR Crop-Livestock Integration Intern, Paulina Binsfeld

Conservation Practices at Ampelos Cellars

Join us for this farm demonstration webinar hosted at Ampelos Cellars in Lompoc, CA. Learn about Ampelos’ conservation practices and how they manage solar, drip irrigation, cover crops, and composting so you can implement these practives on your farm.