Organic and Biodynamic
Customers are increasingly interested in the wine making process and specifically asking about organic production.
In response, we have increased the number of organic and biodynamic wines in our portfolio - all excellent wines (tried and tested!) to suit different tastes and budgets.
Organic wine (O): To achieve organic certification, the vineyard has to adhere to organic practices for a minimum of 3 years and then subsequently, undergo an annual audit. It has to meet strict guidelines stipulated by the relevant country. One of the key aspects is vineyard management - no pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or chemical fertilisers are allowed in the vineyard and the vines and grapes must be allowed grow naturally. Additionally, no added colour, artificial or synthetic preservatives are used.
Biodynamic wine (B): this goes further than organic wine by managing the vineyard cycle according to nature and the cycle of the moon. This is based on the writings of Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian philosopher, who believed that the best fruit could only be grown if the vineyard ecosystem was in balance with nature.