Bonterra Life

This fall, we’re kicking off the season by declaring our dreams, desires, and goals by creating a vision board for the future.  Have a short-term goal? Put it on the board. Need to dial in your 5-year plan? Put it…

Beating the heat doesn’t always mean poolside lounging or tropical canopies. Sometimes—it’s about creating an atmosphere. To enter this state of mind while at home, you can create a luxurious spa-like experience. Start with opening a chilled bottle of Bonterra…

Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to get your garden in tip-top shape. Whether you’re working with big raised beds, a small herb garden, or even a windowsill planter, DIY painted pebble garden markers are an easy and eco-friendly…

Votive candles are an easy and elegant way to upgrade any table setting. So, this Easter, we’re taking our candle game to the next level with DIY Easter egg votives. Made from real eggshells, these candles are less wasteful than…

It’s springtime, which means we’re enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather is on the horizon. This year, we’re putting our green thumb to the test with the perfect activity to set intentions for the season and usher in a fruitful…

What’s not to love about delicious wine, eco-friendly crafts, and super cute succulents? Upcycled cork planters are the perfect way to add a touch of green to small spaces or test out your green thumb before committing to a big…

Wintertime is peak citrus season, which means—if you’re citrus-obsessed like we are—you’ll have a bounty of fresh citrus at your disposal all winter long. But, what to do with those leftover citrus halves after you’ve made your favorite citrusy recipe…

Waste not this holiday season. As another calendar year draws to a close and we look forward to safely sharing special holiday moments with our friends and family, we’re feeling especially thankful for our planet and its bounty. To show…

There are fewer things better than receiving a heartfelt message in the mail, especially when you may not be able to connect with others as often or in person. And, we’re not talking about email, we’re talking about the good,…

Fall is the perfect time for crafting indoors. That’s why we’re pouring a glass of Bonterra Chardonnay and creating these beautiful imprint patterns inspired by the natural world.   Landscapes change with the seasons, bringing new forms and colors to the…

With many of us adapting to new living and working routines, we’re on the hunt for ways to enliven the spaces we see and inhabit every day. Maybe the living room is now a conference room. Maybe homeroom takes place…

With three simple ingredients and an infinite number of scent combinations, it’s almost too easy to customize your own, natural aromatherapy routine. To unwind after a long day, refresh the linen closet, or revitalize the living room without cloying chemicals…

We’re a little obsessive about all aspects of our organic and Biodynamic® grape growing and winemaking processes so it’s only natural that we’re also obsessed with natural dyes. Compared to synthetic or commercial dyeing methods, which produce harmful waste and…

Adhering to organic and Biodynamic® winemaking practices, we thrive at the intersection of nature and industry. Our three certified Biodynamic® ranches, governed by the planet’s natural cycles and systems, embody a holistic view of agriculture. In short, we’re dedicated to…

What do honey and wine have in common?  Well, more than you might think. Found in an endless array of different hues and flavors – from pale gold to deep amber and clover to blueberry – honey is as much…

At the foundation of our brand, and organic and Biodynamic® efforts, is an unparalleled respect for the environment and its wellbeing. This same attitude and holistic approach to wellness should be reflected in your self-care routine, whether you’ve established one…

Choosing organically farmed wines from Bonterra is a no-brainer and, luckily, so is adopting greener, cleaner living practices around your home.  If you’re like us, you’ll welcome the addition of house plants to your living space because, well, their contributions…

Whether you are an avid gardener or a beginner seeking new ways to shrink your environmental footprint and integrate more sustainable practices into your life, seed saving is a snap. A time-tested, economical method for preserving and selecting the best…

Get organic this October by learning to make your own compost! Help your garden thrive with our tips and tricks for turning common materials into fuel for your vegetables and flowers. Advice for Beginners Keep in mind that your compost…

While some insects are considered pests, did you know that many species can actually play an integral role in keeping your garden healthy? Help your plants flourish with these organic farming tips for attracting the right visitors. Bees These pollinators…

It’s no secret that we love all things green at Bonterra. When it comes to cleaning, it can be tricky to be as environmentally responsible as we’d like (so many chemicals!). As we look to spring (and really, all year-round)…

At Bonterra, we always strive for balance. Balance in the vineyards, in the wines and (as often as possible) in life! After 30 years of organic farming, we’ve come to grasp an understanding of the first two…but the latter is…

How to choose, use and pair fava beans.

How to choose, use and pair spring onions.

How to choose, use and pair pea shoots.

How to choose, use and pair frisee.

How to choose, use and pair celery root.

How to choose, use and pair baby turnips.

It can be tough to know what's really in season when the same produce is available year-round at the supermarket. But we've got you covered. Our at-a-glance guide tells you what's ripe for the picking and, if you're starting a garden of your own, what to get in the ground and how.

Whole books have been written about composting. But overwhelm is the biggest deterrent to starting something new, so we’ve simplified composting to this simple flowchart.

What better way to get into the spirit of Earth Day than to make something totally new with a piece of junk you've had lying around! Here are our 10 favorite DIY upcycling projects on the web.

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