From our sister site Crushed Grape Chronicles
Down the Rabbit hole of Biodynamic and Regenerative Viticulture
This is where the entire episode is the Rabbit hole.
We find that the wines we like the most, the vineyards that produce wines with complexity and energy, generally come from biodynamic vineyards.
There are several reasons for this. These winemakers have a passion for the ecosystem, where healthy plants co-exist. This type of farming is more work. You must be passionate. Most of these people have done their research and maybe experimented to see if this really worked.
The second is that you can see the results in the soil. As the plants mature, animals and the good insects start appearing. Biodynamics generally takes 5 to 8 years, but you can see the results all around when it takes off.
We will start with a refresher, the biodynamic basics. Then we will share thoughts on biodynamics from the people who are doing this, the winemakers and wineries.
Then we leap down another rabbit hole to regenerative agriculture.