Can Wine Save the Planet
This is the story of our evolution,
of our understanding,
of our journey into this thing called wine.
As we tasted, visited, and did research, the world of wine opened up, even as we found ourselves instinctively drawn in a specific direction.
We found ourselves drawn to biodynamic vineyards and wineries. The wines they produced were just a step ahead in taste and nuance, and we wanted to discover why. We got a few books on biodynamics and read up to understand the history. Then we started pursuing interviews with biodynamic wineries. Tablas Creek, Montinore Estate, Syncline, and Hedges Family Wine were all early on our list. We found ourselves drawn to their sites, the way they expressed themselves, the way they looked at not just their vineyards but the planet.
When we traveled to Australia with the Wine Media Conference, we visited Krinklewood and Lowe wines. Back in the United States, in the Applegate Valley, we discovered Troon and Cowhorn. In the Willamette Valley, we found Johan. More recently we discovered, Marcel Zanolari, Cirelli and Emidio Pepe in Italy.
Visiting these vineyards and tasting their wines only reinforced the belief that farming biodynamically and applying the extra effort to make the soil and ecosystem better were, in FACT, making these wines better.