Water Management & Irrigation
During the winery’s original design and construction, a system was put into place that pumps the wastewater, containing materials such as yeast lees and grape pulp, to the top of the vineyard where it is sand-filtered. The water is then available to passively irrigate the vineyard, preventing these organic materials from reaching the Quamichan Lake watershed.
In 2019, we installed water probes across the vineyard to measure how effective our watering regimen was. Each probe sits at two depths: 30cm and 80cm. This helps us determine how much to water and when reducing our use of water and using it only when and where we need it.