Hydroponic Vineyards

Grapes from Cane Prunings

We collect cane prunings from local vineyards and use them to produce high quality wine grapes in a greenhouse.

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Perfect Weather

Optimum temperatures maximize flavonoid biosynthesis

Supplemental lighting ensures berries ripen on schedule

Simulated water stresses concentrate berry aroma compounds

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Unlimited Hang Time

No disease, pest or fungal pressures to influence harvest decisions

Hit target pH, acidity and brix levels every time

Allow unripe berries time to resynchronize with the rest of the cluster

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Non-GMO and Organic

Use your vineyard’s wasted prunings

Pesticide and Herbicide Free

When grape leaves drop in the fall, canes leftover from the previous growing season enter winter dormancy. 90% of these dormant canes are removed every winter to make room on the trellis for new growth. Vineyard workers usually chop or burn these cuttings and return them into the soil1. Hefvin takes these prunings and uses them to grow grapes hydroponically, in a controlled environment. Then, we sell the grapes back to wineries.

1. Canes are not a significant contributor to vine nutrient status. Only 2% of the nitrogen that falls to the ground in canes ends up back in the vine the next year.

Grape quality determines wine quality.

We provide wineries with the highest quality grapes, which allows them to make excellent wines. By growing the grapes in a controlled environment, we reduce year-to-year variability in fruit quality, and maximize the flavor potential of every cluster.

It’s just me for now!

I am a molecular biologist and engineer. My laboratory experiences span many different areas of plant science including greenhouse production, tissue culture, microbiology, and postharvest physiology. Most recently, I completed my master’s thesis which focused on the role of the ANT/AIL transcription factor family in floral organ development. Before that, I worked as an engineer for a startup building automated hydroponic systems. I hold a BS from UC Davis in Agricultural Engineering, and a MS from the University of South Carolina in Plant Biology.

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We are currently looking for vineyards and wineries to work with. If you are interested, please contact us!

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