By: Dayna Copeland Schaef
Recently, Natural Products Network featured an article toting the benefits of producing and consuming biodynamic wines. Many of our readers responded with some great commentary and a few of their favorite biodynamic labels. Thrilled with the feedback, we wanted to continue the discussion by sharing those recommendations, and some more of our own, with all of you.
Who doesn’t love wine and organic farming? Biodynamic viniculture combines them both with many benefits to the consumer and the environment.
So, now you can stock your bar with some great eco-friendly blends. We’ve put together a grocery list of some of the biggest names in wine making who have made the commitment to growing their grapes according to the biodynamic agriculture principles. Enjoy!
Grgich Hills Estate
Grgich Hills has been producing some of the finest wines in the Napa Valley region for over thirty years. Recommended by one of our readers, the Fume Blanc is made from Californian Sauvignon Blanc grapes, and retails for only $30. With notes of summer grass and passion fruit, this wine is the perfect accompaniment to seafood, salad and goat cheese. For those who are struggling to choose just one bottle, Grgich even sells mini bottle taster kits for only $29.99. The kits also double as a great gift.
Quivira Vineyards & Winery
Not far from Grgich Hills Estates, Quivira Vineyards is located in Healdsburg, California, in the world renowned Sonoma Valley. The Sonoma region has long been known for producing the most complex and balanced Zinfandel’s in the world, and Quivira Vineyards is no exception to this rule. With tones of wild blackberry and pepper, the Zinfandel is just one of the delicious wines that Quivira so artfully crafts every year, with the most diligent attention to detail, and always keeping in mind the natural flow of the universe.
Located just north of Santa Barbara, California, along the outskirts of Los Padres National Forest, Beckmen Vineyards is yet another American vintner that has committed their vineyard to following the most fundamental growth cycles of nature. Best known for their amazing Sauvignon Blanc, Beckmen Vineyards grows their grapes on small lots, and produces a limited stock every year.
More International Biodynamic Wine
Domaine Lapierre – Beaujolais, France
Monte Bernardi – Tuscany, Italy
Rozendal Farm – South Africa
Pyramid Valley Vineyards – New Zealand
Emiliana Winery – Chile