We’ve created a brand-new video illustrating the art of Biodynamic wine production. The video makes a difficult concept come to life with fun illustrations and easy-to-understand messages, keeping the magic of Biodynamic wine production alive, while eliminating some of the mystery!
Two of our winery partners are Demeter Certified Biodynamic, Biokult in Austria and Chakana in Argentina. According to the Demeter Association: “The primary distinction between Biodynamic and conventionally grown wines is that Biodynamic grape growing develops the vineyard’s greatest potential—allowing the vineyard to be the best it can be—and then captures that distinctiveness in the bottle. You will often hear Biodynamic winemakers say that their goal is to make the best wine by making the most authentic wine.”
Premises and Promises of Biodynamic Wine Production
- Healthier soil produces outstanding quality grapes and their resulting wines have a true “taste of place.”
- Biodynamic farming works in harmony with natural ecosystems to preserve and protect life’s diversity and species for future generations.
- Healthy crop production results in a healthier glass of wine, free of man-made chemical contaminants and residues.
- The creative powers of the cosmos play an important role, as well as the consideration of the physical forces of nature.
Biodynamic Wine Production – The Farm Standard
Demeter Certified Biodynamic Vineyards must follow the Demeter Farm Standard for at least three years before becoming certified:
“The Farm Standard reflects the Biodynamic principle of the farm as a living organism: self- contained, self-sustaining, following the cycles of nature. It is a regenerative organic farming system that focuses on soil health, the integration of plants and animals, and biodiversity. It demands close observation and participation of the farmer.
In practice, Biodynamic farming meets the organic standard including the prohibition of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, but goes much further. The integration of animals and animal feeds, perennial plants, flowers and trees, water features, and composting is emphasized. Dependence on imported materials for fertility and pest control is reduced. Water conservation is considered. Farms are required to maintain at least 10% of total acreage as a biodiversity set-aside. Riparian zones, wetlands, grasslands, and forests: all are considered an integral part of the life of the farm. Specially prepared medicinal plants, minerals, and composted animal manures help increase the vitality of the grapes grown and further anchor each individual farm in time and place.”
Biodynamic Wine Production Comes to Life
Our Biodynamic winery partners understand the intrinsic values of this closed system and in working closely with the land and all influences of nature and the cosmos. Enjoy this fun video that gives a quick and visual explanation of an integrated agricultural system that produces outstanding wines. Please feel free to share the content with your customers and fellow Biodynamic wine lovers!
Biodynamic Wine Video Learning