Saving the Earth is not an option.
And winemakers know that. You can’t make a great bottle of wine without Mother Nature on your side. Working against Her is a fool’s game.
Still some people need to see that confirmation on a wine bottle. So words like Organic, Biodynamic and Sustainable have been appearing on labels. But there’s a difference between them all so listen to the podcast below for the basics.
But here’s a quick cheat sheet:
- Organic wine must be made from organically grown grapes. And the farming process must utilize renewable resources and conserve soil and water.
- Biodynamic is more of a belief system than a particular method. Its based on the findings of Austrian scientist and philosopher Rudolf Steiner, who at the beginning of the 1900s, believed that the crops and livestock should all be considered in the farming decisions.
- Sustainable basically means the vineyard is going to do as much as it can afford to save the Earth.
Remember, winemakers are farmers first so they’ve been working with Mother Earth from the moment they picked up that shovel.
And we should all strive to save our planet – whether we advertise it on a label or not.