It’s been a while; it’s been a wait; it’s been a lot of work. However, it’s been WORTH IT!
We have just received official notification of our organic cert, which makes Beaufort the first vineyard on Vancouver Island to receive organic certification. Our vines and crop lands are now FULLY certified by PACS (The Pacific Agricultural Certification Society) and we are beyond excited to share this news.
This is a big milestone for us, as it provides a solid verification for the work we’re already committed to in the vineyard. In the field, we’ve seen a steady improvement in the quality and quantity of our grapes. The soil, too, is thriving; teeming with earthworms and coming into balance in terms of nutrient levels. But we won’t rest easy; we’re eager to continue to push the envelope of sustainable viticulture on Vancouver Island. And we will.
And so, with this new chapter for Beaufort as an organically-certified vineyard, we’d like to say thank you! Thank you for choosing to support sustainable agriculture, and thank you for supporting Beaufort.