The Dry Creek Vineyard First Place Award 2016

Sustainable Landscape Installation

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This section of landscape at Dry Creek Vineyard was developed to both add recreational opportunities at the winery as well as help bring beneficial insects to the winery and allow for a walking tour to help educate customers. Built using sustainable landscape practices, this insectary garden features plants selected to attract beneficial insects. Because of the abundant flowers, hummingbirds are also often seen feeding on nectar. All compost and mulch was created onsite, meaning none of it had to be imported. The drainage takes advantage of the loamy Dry Creek Valley soil, and all stormwater is replenished back into the ground. A native meadow, needing much less water and maintenance than a lawn was installed. A bocce ball court becomes the a highlight at winery events.