Biodynamic Wine Growing
When it comes to food and drink, we’re all familiar with the concept of organic products. Creating these using only natural ingredients, no man-made fungicides, pesticides and other chemicals is the key. This is also important in winemaking. Many organic producers are going further with “biodynamic” wine growing. This adds a spiritual element to the agricultural process utilizing the stars and cycles of the moon to perform certain tasks in the vineyard. Sounding “hippy-like”, North American native peoples have been practicing biodynamics for growing crops for hundreds of years with great results. Wine producers who now practice biodynamics in the vineyard swear by it in their finished wines.