Co-proprietors and winemakers Pamela Bianchini-Storrs
and Steve Storrs. Photo by Ted Holladay
BY CHRISTINA WATERS
Walking the winery trails tucked away behind Corralitos, it’s easy to feel that you’ve stumbled upon an environmental demo farm. Hidden Springs Ranch, home to Storrs Winery, sits in a panoramic hollow, generously populated with deer, hawks, owls, bats and beneficial insects. From the start, Pamela Bianchini-Storrs and Steve Storrs wanted to encourage the helpful animals, as well as native plants and pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Applying principles of sustainable and organic growing to their vineyard practice was a reflection of their winemaking philosophy—to step back and let natural processes do what they do best.
This innovative alliance between agriculture and nature is already an estate vineyard, and by summer’s end, the … Read More