Honig Vineyard & Winery Farms
Honig Vineyard and Winery
Michael Honig, whose family has owned the vineyard since 1964, is committed to sustainable practices on his 70-acre site. At the 52-acre vineyard, they use owl boxes for rodent control, bat and blue bird nesting boxes to encourage insect pest control, mechanical tilling rather than herbicides, biodiesel in their tractors, and drip irrigation for increased water efficiency. Along the vineyard edge on the levee, the winery has improved the riparian habitat with an extensive native plant restoration. In 2006, the winery invested in solar panels at one corner of the vineyard to generate the electricity they use.