Tantalus Vineyards is leading the way in sustainable winery and vineyard practices in British Columbia. Their new state of the art winery completed in March 2010 will be the province’s first LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) certified winery. The new winery waste water treatment system is also the first of its kind for a BC winery. Known as a Sequencing Batch Reactor, this cutting edge technology allows them to naturally treat the winery process water and domestic sewage with the final outcome clean and safe enough to use in irrigating the vineyard.
They practice sustainable farming in the historic 60 acre vineyard. Rather than forcing outcomes, they strive for balance in the vines and they achieve this by using local organic composts and soil treatments, minimal watering and a 100% hand tended vine canopy. They do not use artificial fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Tantalus is proud to be working with their neighbor Arlos Honey Farm. They have 25 Arlos bee hives in the vineyard.