33: Sustainable, Lake Friendly Farming in Michigan with WaterFire Vineyards
Growing grapes in Michigan is fraught with challenges, from sub-zero temperatures in the winter to high humidity in the summer. Chantal Lefevbre of WaterFire Vineyards talks about how she manages her vineyards in a sustainable way despite these challenges. As an environmental scientist who changed careers to become a winegrower, Chantal wanted to ensure her farming practices protected the lakes and frogs around her. She chose to certify her vineyard with SIP Certified as a reflection of her dedication to sustainable winegrowing.
- Michigan wines: The Official Website of the Michigan Wine Industry
- SIP Certified
- Vineyard Team Resource Library: Conservation & Biodiversity
- WaterFire Vineyards
Listen to the latest science and research with the Sustainable Winegrowing Podcast. Since 1994, Vineyard Team has been your resource for workshops and field demonstrations, research, and events dedicated to the stewardship of our natural resources.
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