Thibido Vineyard Certified Organic
Organic Farming Recognized
We planted our estate vineyard with the planet in mind. Since the beginnings in 2019, we’ve applied organic farming techniques and have recently earned the official title of “Certified Organic” from the California Certified Organic Farmers. Earning this title took three years and plenty of earth conscious farming choices along the way.
Organic Farming In The Vineyard
Thibido YouTube Videos
The Thibido vineyard, situated in the prestigious Willow Creek District on the west side of Paso Robles, offers favorable soil, topography, sun exposure and coastal influence. Developed in 2018 and planted in 2019 on raw land, we’ve applied organic farming practices from the start. Below you’ll see links to our YouTube Channel where we’ve documented some of the seasonal cycles of the Thibido Estate Vineyard.
In winter, we use amendments like organic compost and Non-GMO cover crops to retain moisture, replenish the soil and root systems with minerals and nutrients. Watch this video to see Josh apply compost in the vineyard HERE.
Water erosion is real when your vineyard is planted on a steep hill so we’ve learned to deter serious damage by installing a large pit drain and seasonally install hay waddles and spread hay bales to carpet the steepest zones. See Josh’s technique HERE.
“I’m immensely proud of this organic acknowledgement,” states Josh Beckett, “Everything about organic is better. The plants look vibrant and happy, the soil even smells better. You can see the health of the organic matter in the soil and watch the vineyard teeming with an assortment of life. I enjoy spending time in this vineyard because I know it’s a contributing part of the eco-system.”
Organic Year Round
Just before spring, we bring in sheep to trim growth and contribute natural fertilizer. Hand pruning and hand training the vines is done in the spring and summer as you’ll see in THIS VIDEO. Weeds are hand-hoed which is hard work! Once or twice a spring we drag a Clemens weed knife through the vineyard to cut the roots of the weeds without harming the vines. You can see a video of this cool technique in our vineyard HERE.
Only about fifteen vineyards are certified organic in Paso Robles and only a handful are located in the Willow Creek District. Organic farming requires attentive care and a dedicated hands-on approach. By maintaining the highest level of farming practices, we’re growing the best fruit to produce the greatest wine. CCOF will continue to inspect our vineyard as we maintain this exciting new organic certification.
What about the wine?
Great food and great wine begin with quality ingredients. Farm to table foodies have touted the importance of fruit, veggies, grains and meats grown conscientiously to insure the utmost flavors in every bite. This same thoughtfulness rings very true for winemaking.
Flavor profiles are exponentially enhanced when using organic ingredients and this makes everything taste better! Please enjoy our wine knowing that no harmful chemicals were ever applied.
We’ll print the CCOF logo on all of our estate wine bottles to share the wonderful news!