Join us fo our tasting -‘Shoot the Moon with Biodynamic Wines!‘ Tonight at 6:30pm
But first…What does Biodynamic mean?
Organic, natural, biodynamic – What do they all mean? Is there a difference between them? Tonight at our tasting, we will be exploring Biodynamic Wines and answering all of your questions about how biodynamic farming and the biodynamic wine making practice actually function and come together to create the 5 biodynamic wines we will be tasting that evening.
Biodynamic farming started in the 1920’s with Austrian philosopher Rudolph Steiner and is now considered the oldest anti-chemical agricultural movement, beating Organic farming by 20 years. Biodynamic wine making is completely organic and follows the belief that everything in the universe is interconnected and, due to that connection, gives off a resonance or “vibe”. It is a more holistic view of agriculture, focusing on the moon, stars and planets and balancing their relationship with man, vine and earth.
Biodynamic farming is regulated by a very specific calendar that was created by Maria Thun, who many consider the “high priestess” of biodynamics. Her calendar splits the days into 4 different categories: Root, Fruit, Flower and Leaf. Each of these days has a specific vineyard activity assigned to it. On Fruit days, you harvest grapes (or other crops); on Root days you prune your vines or plants; on Flower days you don’t touch anything; and then on Leaf days, you water your plants. This can be applied to all types of gardening or farming, not just vineyard management.
In addition to the calendar, no chemicals or manufactured items are used in the vineyard or added during the wine making process. This includes commercial yeast, meaning only naturally occurring yeast, found on the outsides of the grape skins, is used.
There are many other practices that go into Biodynamic farming, including some crazy composting, which we will discuss more on Tuesday. I’ll leave you with one last thought before I see you on Tuesday: the biggest misconception about biodynamic wine is that it tastes different than regular wine; it actually tastes the SAME, which makes it even more enticing! So please come try some amazing biodynamic wines with us on Tuesday and learn more about what makes biodynamic farming so fascinating and good for you and your wine!
The wines we’ll be tasting are:
Ampeleia ‘Kepos’ Maremma IGT 2017
Chaume-Arnaud ‘Petit Coquet, Cotes du Rhone 2017
Colombaia ‘Vigna Nuova’ Rosso Toscano 2013
Saionbt-Aubin ‘Le Ban’ Bourgogne Rouge 2014
La Source du Ruault ‘Cuvee’ Samur Champigny 2016
To purchase these and other fine wines, contact
Emilie Zeiger at email@example.com