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07.05.2004

More on Biodynamic Wine: The Complete List of Certified Biodynamic Producers

The Chronicle this week had a very poorly written and unhelpful article about the first large official tasting of wines from certified Biodynamic producers. In doing a little research before my posting last week about Biodynamic wines I found article after countless article which berated the press and poor un-informed writers like myself who roll their eyes at some Biodynamic practices and unfairly point out some of the more extreme or wacky practices without giving fair play to the much more mundane and sane sounding practices. The only problem with all of these articles, the Chronicle's included, is that they themselves fail to clearly explain or mention what some of these more mundane practices are, as well as to justify the antics involving burying cow horns full of quartz in the cardinal directions of the vineyard to be dug up at the full moon.

Sigh.

Regardless, it's clear that Biodynamics, for all of its hoo-hah, involves most of the practices of organic farming, and that's good -- good for us, and good for the environment. So here's the official list of the certified producers of Biodynamic wine around the world. Try it and tell me what you think.

Austria
Nikolaihof Wachau; Weingut Geyerhof

Australia
Castagna Vineyard; Jasper Hill Vineyard; Cullen Wines

Chile
Viña Antiyal; Santa Emiliana

France (see also http://www.le-vin-bio.com/)
Champagne -- Fleury; F. Bedel; Larmandier-Bernier
Alsace -- Pierre Frick; Marcel Deiss; Zind-Humbrecht; Martin Schaetzel; Marc Tempe; Ostertag; Marc Kreydenweiss
Jura -- Andre et Mireille Tissot
Provence -- Chateau de Roquefort; Chateau Romanin; Domaine de Trevallon
Loire -- De Suronde; Tour Grise; Coulee de Serrant; de l'Ecu; Saint- Nicolas
Bourgogne -- A et P de Villaine; Giboulot; Leflaive; Pierre Morey; Trapet Pere et Fils; Leroy et d'Auvenay
Bordeaux -- Falfas; Gombaude-Guillot; Haut-Nouchet; Lagarette; La Tour Figeac
Rhone -- Clos du Joncuas; Domaine de Villeneuve; Montirius; Domaine Viret; M. Chapoutier
Languedoc-Roussillon -- Beauthorey; Cazes; Gauby; Leon Barral; du Traginer; Fontedicto

Germany
Freiherr Heyl zu Herrnsheim; Eymann; Hahnmulle; Prinz zu Salm-Dalberg & Schloss Wallhaüsen; Wittmann; Sander

Italy
Cascina Degli Ulivi; La Biancara; Radikon Stanislao

New Zealand
The Millton Vineyards; Providence Vineyards

Slovenia
Movia

Spain
Albet I Noya; Alvaro Palacios; Compania de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez; Descendientes de J. Palacios; Dominio de Pingus; Mas Estela

United States
Araujo Estate Wines; Benziger Family Winery; Brick House Vineyards; Ceago Estate Wines; Cooper Mountain Vineyards; Coturri Winery; Patianna Organic Vineyards; Robert Sinskey

Comments (6)

Amarylis Dávila wrote:
10.23.04 at 4:26 PM

One of the most beautiful vineyard works is that one done in Soria, Spain by young, French enologue Bertrand Sordais, brought to Spain by Alvaro Palacios. He has recovered a land where the youngest vine is 60 years old and many plots are from before phylloxera.

Check it out because this is Ribera del Duero in tuned with the universe, being, of course, a part of the biodynamic movement.

Amarylis Dávila wrote:
10.23.04 at 4:34 PM

Sorry, his name is spelled Bertrand Sourdais... there's quite an interesting collection of opinion about his work in Google. The winery is called Dominio de Atauta and they make a flagship wine with that name and several single vineyards.

Will wrote:
10.04.05 at 6:18 AM

Here are a couple more websites for Australian Biodynamic wine producers.
Carlei www.carlei.com.au
Cassegrain www.cassegrainwines.com.au

Pim wrote:
11.02.06 at 2:31 PM

Just stumbled upon this old post today.

The French site Le Vin Bio has a list of organic wines, not biodynamic wines, actually. In French 'biologique' simply means organic, not biodynamic.

cheers,
Pim

Rod Windrim wrote:
05.06.07 at 3:24 AM

Krinklewood Vineyard has now been certified biodynamic . Our web site is krinklewood.com

Ryan Mostert wrote:
05.09.11 at 4:11 AM

Just a couple I noticed missing from the list;
Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy, France
Reyneke Wines, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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