Be assured Grapery makes every effort to be responsible and safe with our agricultural practices. We are not certified organic and we’re not trying to be. Often times, USDA certified organic practices amount to benign neglect in attempts to do no harm. These practices make organic crops more susceptible to drought and pestilence that can cause the farms to fail. Farm failures increase unemployment and cause food shortages. We believe a more sustainable route is to make judicious, wise decisions and implement proven, safe modern agricultural practices.
One of these modern practices is the careful use of crop protection. Like most growers around the world, we use as few of these interventions as possible. More than that, through years of rigorous experimentation we have developed numerous techniques to add nutritional complexity and nurture the perfect soil biology to strengthen and sustain our vines.
Organic or not, safety should always come first. We specifically test all of our fruit for residues before we harvest them. This ensures that our grapes are not only delicious, but also safe and healthy to consume. Additionally, as with all produce, we recommend that you follow proper food handling procedures including washing any fruit or produce before you enjoy it.