With World Environment Day on 5th June and World Biodynamic Farming Day on 3rd June, this is a great time to focus on organic and Biodynamic wines.
Organic wine is made from grapes grown without use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.
Biodynamic (BD) vineyards and wineries follow the biodynamic calendar, led by lunar and planetary cycles. Famers have followed the moon’s effect on plant growth for thousands of years; it does, after all, controls the tides and plants are reliant on water to carry nutrients. Homeopathic treatments made from natural ingredients (nettle, yarrow, camomile, oak bark, dandelion and valerian) are used to treat all manner of conditions, to bring health to the soil and the vines.
The debate is on as to whether organic and BD wines are healthier for us, but they certainly are full of vitality and flavour, as well as being kind to the environment. Read more…
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