The lake in the middle of the Kitoko vineyard is the source for irrigating the vines on the lower half of the Vineyard. Equally important it provides diverse habitats for a healthy environment. I like to say my wines are 80% made in the vineyard. When I encourage and nourish a balanced ecosystem the vines thrive and reward me with exceptional fruit. Part of the balance comes from a diversity of plant insects birds and animals that live on the property. It is encouraging and pleasurable to see the many species of migratory birds stopping by. Last month it was a brood of Bufflehead ducks.