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.
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.
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
Cascina Degli Ulivi; La Biancara; Radikon Stanislao
The Millton Vineyards; Providence Vineyards
Albet I Noya; Alvaro Palacios; Compania de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez; Descendientes de J. Palacios; Dominio de Pingus; Mas Estela
A wine book like no other. Photographs, essays, and wine recommendations. Learn more.
Vinography Images: Swift Work Social Media Answers the Question: Where Did Australian Wine Go Wrong Hourglass, Napa Valley: Current and Upcoming Releases Drought Problems? Just Have an Earthquake Vinography Images: Just One Vinography Unboxed: Week of September 1, 2014 Earthquake Rattles Napa Harvest NIMBY Versus Vineyard in Malibu Vinography Images: Precious Droplets MORIC: The Apogee of Blaufränkisch
Masuizumi Junmai Daiginjo, Toyama Prefecture Wine.Com Gives Retailers (and Consumers) the Finger 1961 Hospices de Beaune Emile Chandesais, Burgundy Wine Over Time The Better Half of My Palate 1999 KirÃ¡lyudvar "Lapis" Tokaji Furmint, Hungary What's Allowed in Your Wine and Winemaking Why Community Tasting Notes Sites Will Fail Appreciating Wine in Context The Soul vs. The Market 1989 Fiorano Botte 48 Semillion,Italy