As we believe that healthy, well-balanced plants have the ability to protect themselves against most predators and diseases, our grapes are grown in healthy soil. To maintain and improve the quality of our soil, we only use traditional fertilizers like compost and manure. We also have cover crops which maintain the integrity of the soil by preventing erosion and replenish nutrients into the soil. To create a healthy ecosystem for the vineyard, a diverse array of native trees and shrubs have been planted in and around the vineyard to provide a haven for beneficial birds, animals and insects. Haarth incorporates sustainability principles throughout the operations. We are committed to being a kind partner in the local community. We support community initiatives and try to purchase local whenever possible. The local farming community benefits with support for sustainable growing practices – utilizing no pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and synthetic fertilizers which can leach back into the groundwater. Our grapes are selected and harvested by hand from our own vineyards to select only the finest grapes and minimize the use of heavy machinery thereby reducing pollution-causing emissions. We have had our organic wines certified by an independent third-party, the Organizacion Internacional Agropecuaria (OIA) which conducts regular audits of our facility and vineyard. .