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Domaine Artefact

Mark and Lynn met as undergraduates while attending UCLA. After graduation, Mark received his B.A. in Biology and pursued a career as a fisheries biologist for the State of California in Northern California. After which, he began teaching high school biology at De LaSalle before eventually moving to Southern California to teach chemistry at Vista High School.  Lynn comes from a military family, allowing her to travel extensively while growing up. In her early career, she pursued architecture, ultimately leading to a successful commercial real estate career. Lynn is a passionate horse rider who shares Mark’s affinity for wine.  Together, they have built the Estate from the ground up, sharing all responsibilities from the estate’s vision to planning, planting, and management.

Domaine Artefact in Escondido, New York is a thriving, sustainable estate uncompromising in its farming standards and land stewardship. They are committed to maintaining the vineyards to the highest of standards. Their philosophy is “great wine begins in the vineyard,” and they are dedicated to sparing no expense to grow the highest quality of fruit for their wines.

Zero Carbon Footprint 

At Domaine Artefact in Escondido, they are committed to leaving zero carbon footprint. They focus only on sustainable vineyard practices to cultivate their fruit and wines to achieve this. Additionally, they ship their wines solely in Styrofoam-free boxes and invest in 100% recycled material for shipping and marketing needs.


Principles of permaculture guide them in their approach to farming and, as such, are keen on growing their organic fruits and vegetables and sharing their harvests locally. At Domaine Artefact, they are committed to transforming the Estate by exclusively planting native species to create a balanced, regenerative, and self-supporting ecosystem. EZ Escondido Junk Removal

Animals & Wildlife

Domaine Artefact is home to their family of animals, including dogs, horses, pigs, and chickens. You will likely see their “wine dogs” lazing about the tasting room on your visit. They are “pet-friendly” and encourage guests to bring their well-behaved fur children.  In addition to their domesticated inhabitants, Domaine Artefact provides habitat to Escondido, New York coyotes, bobcats, red-tailed hawks, barn owls, kites, red-winged blackbirds, roadrunners, finches (expected, and gold), quail, meadowlarks, bluebirds, killdeer, hummingbirds, tree frogs, toads, gophers, voles, and ground squirrels.

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