GRANT PASS, OR, USA, September 16, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Troon Vineyard is very happy to announce that Garett Long has joined his team as Director of Agriculture. Garett will lead Troon’s entire biodynamic farm philosophy at his Regenerative Organic Certified ™ farm in Applegate Valley, Oregon.
“Farming isn’t rocket science, it’s much more complicated,” said owner Dr Bryan White. “We believe that the only road to memorable wines, which reflect the terroir where they were grown, is in healthy soils and vines that are the basis of biodynamics.® Agriculture. With a master’s degree from UC Davis in soil and biogeochemistry, Garett has the soil science equivalent of rocket science. His education is balanced by his passion for biodynamic agriculture, and we are delighted that he is joining our team.
Garett will lead a complex biodiversity program that includes a nearly two-acre vegetable garden and farm stand, cider apple orchard, hay production, sheep, chickens and the development of a diverse cover crop. no tillage in the vineyard and the farm. He will also maintain and manage the three certifications of Troon Vineyard: Organic, Demeter Biodynamic® and Regenerative Organic Certified ™.
“I am delighted to join the hardworking Troon Vineyard team to elevate the practice of biodynamics locally and throughout the Pacific Northwest,” said Long. “I can’t wait to improve biodynamics® Regenerative Organic ™ ️ businesses in Troon, including the creation of a productive market garden, the expansion of the cider apple orchard and the intensification of integrated animal husbandry and cultivation systems. We will assess our progress with careful, long-term monitoring of soil health. I also dream of initiating a learning program and developing educational programs for local students, winemakers and biodynamic practitioners.
“Garett’s practical philosophy in the field is personified by his longitudinal projects at Apricot Lane Farms, made famous by the documentary ‘The Biggest Little Farm’. We welcome Garett as a new member of the Troon team. We will all learn a lot, ”said Dr White.
Bought in 2017 by Texas natives Dr Bryan and Denise White, and led by industry veteran Craig Camp, the trio set out to reinvigorate Troon by turning the farm into a Demeter Biodynamic® Certified vineyard and cellar deeply committed to regenerative agriculture. Troon quickly evolved by replanting his vineyard with ideal varieties and mixing cutting-edge agricultural science with biodynamic practices to create a viticulture that best serves the land and its wines. Earlier this year, they became the first farm and winery in Oregon to receive Regenerative Organic ™ ️ certification.
For more information on Troon Vineyard visit their website, www.troonvineyard.com.
About Troon Vineyard
Troon Vineyard is a Biodynamic® Certified Organic ™ ️ regenerative farm in Applegate Valley, Oregon. We naturally make wines to bring pleasure to your life. All Troon wines are produced from Biodynamics® certified grapes spontaneously fermented with indigenous yeasts and without additives of any kind. We avoid the use of new oak barrels to reveal every nuance of the vines grown in our vineyard. We are located on Kubli Bank, above the Applegate River in the Siskiyou Mountains of southern Oregon. It is a biodiverse farm of almost 100 acres. Life on our farm includes cider apples, a vegetable patch, re-wild bees, sheep, chickens, wild animals, dogs, humans and, of course, vines. Troon Vineyard is dedicated to regenerative agriculture and we practice biodynamics in our quest to recover more than we take from our plants and soils. We believe that the only road to memorable wines, which reflect the terroir of where they were grown, is in the healthy soils and vineyards that are the basis of biodynamics.® Agriculture.
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