Pisoni Family Vineyards Receives CA DPR's 2021 IPM Achievement Award
Congratulations to Pisoni Family Vineyards! The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) recognizes their innovation and commitment to adopting safer, more sustainable pest management practices by awarding them the 2021 IPM Achievement Award.
The IPM Achievement Award is awarded every year to individuals or organizations who act as leaders and outstanding models in the acceleration and adoption of safer and more sustainable approaches to pest management. The work of IMP protects our health and environment and supports a strong agricultural economy.
"The Pisoni Family and their team are tremendously honored to have been selected by the CA Department of Pesticide Regulation for an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Achievement award. CA DPR selected the Pisoni Family based on their 'commitment to practicing integrated pest management and advancing safer, more sustainable pest management tools and practices in California,'" says Mark Pisoni.
Pisoni truly goes above and beyond when it comes to cultivating a healthy and diverse ecosystem. The estate vineyard is home to an insectary garden that enhances biodiversity and aids in pest management, a collection of native plants to act as habitats for beneficial insects and pollinators, an orchard with a variety of fruiting trees, and even an apiary! Mark Pisoni is on the Monterey County beekeeper list and brings unwanted bees from the community to live and be cared for on his ranch.
“Developing the best possible fruit means taking care of everything on our land–everything from the soil to the plants to the beneficial insects and honey bees."
- Mark Pisoni
The team at Pisoni Family Vineyards is full of problem solvers who continuously make observations and provide suggestions to promote the health and expression of the vineyard's terroir. The Pisonis embrace and care for the natural elements of their vineyard with an array of sustainable farming techniques to produce quality wines that exemplify the unique characteristics of their land and their hard work.