A Wine Lover’s Gift Guide: FIVE Organic Wine Guides

DaVero Biodynamic Winery and Farm saves seeds in Sonoma

Did you know that about half of the fine wine wineries with certified organic vines also make wine from grapes grown with pesticides? While you might ASSUME because their estate wines are organic that the other wines are also, you’d probably be wrong. 

This is one of the reasons why on the fifth day of Christmas Continue reading

Defining Biodynamic: Rudy Marchesi and Three Montinore Pinot Noir #OregonWineMonth


“Biodynamic® agriculture is a philosophy and methodology that views a farm as a self-sustaining ecosystem entirely responsible for creating and maintaining its individual health and vitality without any external and unnatural additions. It is one of the most sustainable forms of agriculture, creating healthier food for healthier people and a healthier planet.”

This is how Demeter defines biodynamics, and this is how Rudy Marchesi and Montinore has practiced their farming since before 2002 when they were first certified. Today, Rudy Marchesi and Montinore are definitive leaders in biodynamic practices in the wine industry  Continue reading