Mettler has always been progressive concerning their farming techniques. Using integrated pest management, cover crops and composting; and disease control through trellising, shoot positioning and leaf removal, they farm land for healthy vines and consistent wine quality.
Their Lodi vineyards are certified sustainable through the “Lodi Rules” certification process. The Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing is California’s first 3rd party-certified sustainable winegrowing program. It promotes practices that enhance biodiversity, soil and water health, community and employee well-being, while meeting our needs today without compromising the needs of future generations.
In addition to sustainability, in 2010 they took their vineyards to the next level and became certified organic through the CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers). It has been a vision of the family for years to become an organic farm and this is an important commitment to the quality and uniqueness of the Mettler wines. As farmers—and as a family—they hold a fundamental belief in giving back to the land, to maintain its bounty and nourish the soil to last for many generations to come.