Dry farming is the practice of relying only on natural annual rainfall for growing grapes. We use dry farming for the property’s St. James Block. The water held in the soils provides the necessary water for these vines to grow. This aids in water conservation and also leads to high-quality grapes. Because of the sandy, rocky soil in the Poor Souls Block, the natural rain water is not enough to keep this vineyard healthy. However, deficit irrigation practices are used for the benefit of both the fruit and conservation of resources.