Dry farming is the tending of crops without any added water, except the natural precipitation. Dry farming is essential to growing great vineyards because it encourages the roots to grow deep in search of water. This is important because deep roots protect the vines from droughts, and they also pull minerals and nutrients from the soil into the grapes. Dry farmed vines make better grapes and wine. At Vinchase.com, we only work with dry farmed vines, we believe they create better wine.