More as a hobby we farm nowadays around 35 ha of cropland in the biodynamic way. We do not see ourselves just as winemakers and in our opinion growing crops is an important part of agriculture. A tradition that we will always care about.
Recently we are mainly cultivating wheat, spelt, rye, durum and grass-clvoer. There are also some smaller fields with Fennel and numerous types of clover.
The grain is processed as organic grain in mills, the resulting straw we use for mulching in the vineyards to reduce water evaporation and protect the soil from strong sunlight and heating.
Further, there are some smaller fields we seed flowers to create flower meadows that serve as food sources for wild and honey bees as well as numerous other animals. The land with grass and clover we use for hay production for traditional blonde cattle owned by a befriended winemaker family Wimmer Czerny, as well as for some neighbours’ horses. In turn we get their valuable manure for our compost. This manure is used with our sheep manure and grape marc and organic charcoal to produce our important compost.
With crop rotation, biodynamic cultivation and carefully tillage we can ensure that our soil stays vital and fertile.