The California climate nurtures a twelve-month growing season that supports a vibrant agricultural community. Mild weather encourages the enjoyment of the vineyard setting year-round and the Valley expresses its seasonal beauty in the colors of the landscape, the shapes of the clouds and the quality of light. Time spent here is spent closer to the land and life slows to the rhythm of nature.
The Gardens The California climate nurtures a twelve-month growing season that supports a vibrant agricultural community. Mild weather encourages the enjoyment of the vineyard setting year-round. Time spent here is spent closer to the land and life slows to the rhythm of nature.
A setting of simple beauty and natural surroundings, the gardens of the estate are holistically integrated into their vineyard setting.
Winter Rains moisten the soil and awaken the life that has slept during the summer. The garden rebuilds itself in anticipation of the following year's bountiful growth. While the soil is rejuvenating, we'll be working to plan the spring and summer gardens.
Spring One of the busiest times in The Reserve's biodynamic garden, spring is filled with a rush of harvesting and planting. "Spring still makes spring in the mind, When sixty years are told; Love wakes anew this throbbing heart, And we are never old." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Summer Summer color bursts from the gardens providing a constant flow of nectar for honeybees as they begin to produce honeydew.
Fall Touring the vineyard and garden in autumn you'll delight in the plumpness of everything from the grape clusters to the heirloom tomatoes.
Tranquility A setting of simple beauty with vineyard and natural surroundings brings a sense of calm, ease and tranquility.
Sweet Nectar In spring and summer color bursts forth in the garden providing a constant flow of sweet nectar for honey bees as they visit and taste the endless variety of blooming flowers.
Bees in the Garden During the spring and summer months the bees leave their hives frequently to search for natural food sources and pollen. If you tour the estate quietly, you'll become aware of their presence nearly everywhere you glance.