At the Briede Family Vineyards

We love flowers. Lots of them.

Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they serve as a very important part of our ecosystem. They are food and protection for our resident “good” bugs.

When the vineyard is free from bad bugs, the good bugs move on in search of food. So, we have created a lovely home filled with pollen (food) and shelter called an insectary to attract the types of bugs we need to keep around. During the spring and summer months, it becomes a place where the birds swoop down and eat their fill. I can’t help but tell myself that this too shall pass.

So what flowers do the beneficial insects like?

We love our bugs.
They support the vineyard in so many ways.