What is it?
Biodynamics is a holistic view of agriculture that includes viticulture. It is the oldest, anti-chemical agricultural technique, predating the organic farming movement by about twenty years. Every biodynamic wine is certified by a governing body and must adhere to strict rules and regulations. This is an extremely tough certification to achieve.
How does it work?
Biodynamics occur primarily in the vineyard before winemaking even happens. All the various tasks, from planting, pruning, to harvesting, are regulated by a special biodynamic calendar. Additionally, no chemicals or ‘manufactured’ additions are allowed in biodynamic wine. Winemakers must make special compost preparations with natural ingredients to bolster their vineyards.
Where are they produced and what should I expect?
You can find biodynamic wine producers across the world, however it is tough to bring in these wines at the prices you know and love. Those who believe in the philosophy think that the wines are more characteristic to the ‘terroir’ where they originate. The wines are often described as balanced and age equally as long as ‘standard’ wines. In truth, they do not taste different because of the biodynamics, they are just made in a more health-conscious, natural way. As soon as we find producers that match the price points you know and love from us, you can bet we will bring them in for you to enjoy. In the meantime, try the options we have that are sustainably-produced or organic!