Beaulieu Vineyards Farms
Beaulieu (Beautiful Place) Vineyards was founded by George de Latour in Rutherford in 1900. In 2007, Beaulieu Vineyards received an award from Friends of the River recognizing Exceptional Actions and Dedication to Environmental Conservation. Visit www.bvwines.com.
This is the original BV vineyard and lies on the alluvial fan of Bear Canyon Creek. As part of the farm plan for this site, invasive, non-native Arundo donax (giant reed) was removed in 2008 with native oaks and other plants installed in 2009.
The managers of Beaulieu Vineyards are working with FFF program staff to plant native oaks along the small creek on this flat, 125-acre property. A thick cover crop on the avenues and vineyard roads is maintained throughout the winter to minimize soil erosion.
BV5 is a 121-acre site in the Carneros region. As part of their farm plan, they will evaluate the effectiveness of a non-toxic replacement for the copper sulfate algaecide in their reservoir, and they will work on a project to eradicate invasive plants and revegetate with native plants along Huichica Creek.
Los Ochos Ranch #80
The vineyard manager on this 81-acre site uses wind machines for frost control and also seeds vineyard roads and avenues with a barley cover crop in winter.
This 141-acre site in the Carneros region of Napa County uses wind machines for frost control in order to minimize water use. The vineyard manager is working to revegetate a small creek on the site.
This 120-acre site stretches west from the Napa River and includes Bale Slough and large valley oaks and densely wooded riparian corridors. The owners worked with the FFF program to remove Arundo donax and revegetate with native plants along Bale Slough. The Napa River on this site is part of the Rutherford Dust Napa River Restoration Project.
This is a large 336-acre site with numerous waterways. This ranch stretches from Highway 29 on the west where Nash Creek enters the property, encompasses the Napa River, and extends farther east to the alluvial fan of Selby Creek. Revegetation of these waterways with native plants is part of this site’s farm plan.