A biodynamic, small-scale family vineyard in the Sebastopol hills, Littorai raises primitive Shetland sheep in addition to Dexter cattle, chickens, ducks, lavendar, honey, compost, and of course … wine! The property is modeled on Rudolf Steiner’s vision of an integrated farm. The goal is to produce as many of the farm and vineyard needs on site as possible in a manner harmonious with, and respectful of, the surrounding environment and wildlife. Eight acres of the property are woods and streams, never to be developed. Fourteen acres are open pasture dedicated to providing a home for the sheep & cows, as well as hay, which form the basis of our compost. One quarter of these pasturelands are re-sown with legumes, grains and grasses every year. Only natural teas and compost are applied to maintain their vigor. We are re-establishing native evergreen oak grasslands on three additional acres, removing invasive species on two more and restoring Redwood forests to the stream banks.
In April of 2015, Littorai received the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award by United States Congressman Jared Huffman.
Photo Credit: Littorai Wines