Our Vineyard

Our Vineyard

Apricity Vineyard is an expression of our love of small-scale, hands on farming, the kind of viticulture that produces clean, healthy grapes and beautiful wines.   Formerly Crow and Bear, the one-time horse farm was converted to viticulture in 2014.  Since the purchase of the vineyard in 2016 they have worked on enhancing the health of the vineyard through ecological farming principles including the assistance of resident runner ducks and chickens who freely roam the rows foraging for insects and fertilizing as they go. 

Our vineyard and tasting room are family friendly, including your four-legged family members.  Guests are welcomed to bring snacks to enjoy and games to play.  Local live music and food is featured every Sunday.  Bring your family and enjoy a beautiful day at the vineyard.


Ecologically Farmed

Plant diversity is a natural feature of the vineyard as previously planted and volunteer grasses, clovers, and wild flowers grow throughout the vineyard alleyways providing a floor covering, which protects the soil all year long.  These natural cover crops provide the soil biology with carbon and nitrogen and help choke out noxious weeds while providing a habitat for insects.

The vine rows are mechanically cultivated, which loosens the soil, while it aerates and weeds.  Mechanical row crop cultivation eliminates the need for chemical herbicides and allows us to efficiently manage the vine rows.

 Vine foliage is treated with nutrients and microbes designed to stimulate a natural systemic resistence against pests and fungus. In addition to foliar nutrition, we incorporate best management practices including trimming, thinning, and trellising to maintain proper ventilation and health throughout the vineyard.

Soil vitality is promoted through cover cropping and utilizing a macro/micro mineral and trace/ultra trace element amendment plan, which is designed to promote microbiology, organic matter, biodiversity, and root health.  The rows are fertilized with nutrient dense, farm produced, and organically sourced compost.

Ecological Farming Is:

We are proud to farm biologically produced grapes of the highest quality, reflective of our passion for natural agriculture and the health of the vineyard.  The results are unparalleled, ecologically inspired wines.  Our grapes are grown completely chemical free.  That means no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides of any kind are ever used.  Our focus is on the microbiological health of the vineyard ecosystem.  We call it "(micro)biology to bottle."  If you would like to learn more about how we farm, be sure to stay connected with us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for all of our updates.

The Vineyard Ecosystem

Our vineyard ecosystem is a natural result of encouraging life.  An array of plant species provide a habitat for a multitude of insect species, which in turn provide food for different foragers, including the vineyard Runner ducks and chickens.  All of which, provide nutrients back to the soil to continue the cycle.

Community Based Certifications


We are a Certified Naturally Grown farm and supporter of the CNG grass roots alternative certification initiative.  As a partner together with other CNG farms, we are working to promote not just organic farming, but direct market, locally farmed, community based agriculture systems, and helping to preserve the models of sustainable farming for future generations. This is a commitment that goes well beyond just organic certification.  Look for the CNG logo on all of our wines.  It verifies that our grapes were produced to the highest standards of natural farming.  To learn more about what this means for the vineyard, please visit the Certified Naturally Grown website here, and be sure to check out our farm profile page.

We think its important to support local groups that promote the ideals of responsible farming, and LIVE is certainly a leader in this regard for the Pacific Northwest wine industry.  LIVE is committed to ensuring responsible and principled standards of environmental stewardship in local grape and wine production.  Partnering with LIVE means that we are helping to promote these standards as a community of Northwest winegrowers.  For more information on LIVE and what this means for our grapes and wine, please visit their website here.