Airfield has been producing grapes for over 40 years. This viticultural experience has helped us tailor our vineyards to maximize each one’s potential. We are dedicated to the principle of sustainability, and we tirelessly search for softer, environmentally friendly products and methods to use in our farming operation. Our dry climate coupled with sound viticultural practices result in a more disease free environment. For example, bunch rot, powdery mildew, and a number of other maladies are not as big of threat to us as they are to regions with significantly greater precipitation. Also, we are fortunate for our cold winters and coarser soils, which help prevent the spread of phyloxera (an aphid that feeds on the roots of grapevines and can have devastating effects). These soil and climatic conditions allow Yakima Valley grapes to be grown on their native roots rather than being grafted onto resistant rootstock. There are not many other places in the world where this can take place.