Tag: organic farming
The Dirty Truth Soil Health Plays In Wine
Walking through Joseph Cattin’s Le Clos Madelon Alsatian vineyard, it’s hard to imagine it once being a World War I battleground. The fully covered ground is soft, sponge-like under foot. Chickens forage freely through the vineyard. Indiscriminately extracted plugs of earth reveals moist, living soil teeming with microbial life.
Fetzer Vineyards: Many Faces, One Focus
It would seem at first approach that Fetzer Vineyards has a personality disorder. After all they have many different brands under their large umbrella. Upon further inspection it is evident that there is a mission, a singular focus woven through each brand, each wine, like the spokes holding the umbrella together. And if you haven’t…
Bonterra Vineyards: Honesty & Transparency Reaps Rewards
After 25 years of hard work and dedication to organic practices long before it was cool, Bonterra Organic Vineyards is now an overnight success. A steady plotting of crafting value wines with a focus on quality as well as environmental consciousness has resulting in Bonterra being awarded the coveted Wine Enthusiast 2016 Wine Star Award…