Hahn Practices Sustainability
The Hahn Vineyards achieved this Certification through its dedication and farming practices in the following areas:
In addition to cover crops and vines, Hahn encourages biodiversity by allowing a multitude of flora and fauna to thrive in the vineyards, providing wildlife habitat and encouraging residency.
Hahn Vineyards is continually improving farming practices to make them more environmentally sound, socially just and economically viable.
At Hahn, we improve the soil by natural methods such as cover crops, including legumes which mulches into the soil and helps improve nitrogen.
Hahn promotes a wide range of natural pest controls including beneficial insects such as beetles, lady bugs and lace wings.
WATER QUALITY & WATER & ENERGY CONSERVATION
Hahn uses VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) pumps which control water and energy usage and uses UV light treatment to give pure clean water to the winery and vineyards.
ORGANIC APPROVED & REDUCED-RISK SYNTHETIC PESTICIDES
Hahn uses Stylet oil instead of sulfur when possible which controls mildew and suppresses mites.
Hahn considers quality of life issues for farm workers and neighbors in the community. The core group of farm workers at Hahn is provided with full benefits, and the winery stays involved with the farm-growing community.
Hahn Vineyards is continually monitoring the latest in sustainable farming practices and making improvements to the vineyard program to meet those standards.
Fruit quality is of the utmost importance to us, and that is reflected in the quality of our wine.
Hahn has been in business growing grapes and producing wine since 1980 and has expanded over the years to own over 1,000 acres in Monterey County.
Monterey Area Green Business Program
Hahn Winery Green Certified!
The Hahn Winery/Smith & Hook Winery has become the first winery in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties to be green certified by the Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program. The certification recognizes the winery’s efforts to exceed environmental regulatory regulations, prevent pollution and conserve natural resources.
See our commendation [link to: pdf] from Assemblymember Anna Caballero.
See the article in the Salinas Californian.