Biodynamic Wine

Biodynamic agriculture is a farming system that was launched following Rudolph Steiner’s Agriculture Courses in the 1920’s. Today, Biodynamic farms meet National Organic Standards, but place additional emphasis on the treatment of the farm as a holistic unit. Practitioners use homeopathic treatments and astrological considerations while farming and seek to integrate plants and animals, increase biodiversity, reduce external inputs for fertility and pest control, and improve soil health. Demeter USA uses the Demeter Farm and Processing Standards to certify Biodynamic farms.

 

 AmByth Estate, Biodynamic Vineyard

Templeton, CA

 

Biodynamic Wine Labels

 

Biodynamic Wine

If a wine label says “Biodynamic Wine,” it means that the wine was made with 100% Biodynamic grapes in a Demeter certified winery. Wine production follows the Demeter USA Winemaking Standards found in the Processing Standards (Page 38, section 12). The winemaking standards put specifications on the inclusion of additives and yeasts, handling grapes, aging wine, crushing, and fermenting. Biodynamic Wines contain no sulfites.

 

Wine Made With Biodynamic Grapes

The “Wine Made with Biodynamic Grapes” label indicates that the wine is made with 100% Biodynamic grapes in a Demeter certified winery, but the winemaking standards are the same as the National Organic Program “Made With Organic Grapes” label instead of the Demeter Winemaking Standards. This means that minimal additives and manipulations to the wines and grapes are permitted, including up to 100ppm of sulfites.

 

Find Biodynamic Wine Producers

CA Biodynamic Wine Producers*

Oregon Biodynamic Wine Producers*

Washington Biodynamic Wine Producers*

 

 

Find Biodynamic Vineyards

CA Biodynamic Vineyards*

Oregon Biodynamic Vineyards*

Washington Biodynamic Vineyards*

 

 

* Certification information based on Demeter USA’s Wine Members list, update June 2012

 

 

Biodynamic Wine Producers

 

 

California Biodynamic Wine Producers

 Lake County

 Beaver Creek Vineyards  Middletown
 Ceago Vinegarden  Nice

 Mendocino

 Bonterra Vineyards/Fetzer Winery  Ukiah
 Jeriko Estate  Hopland
 Frey Vineyards  Redwood Valley
 Golden Vineyards  Mendocino County
 Parducci Wine Cellars/Mendocino Wine Group  Redwood Valley
 Patianna Vineyards  Hopland
 Paul Dolan Vineyards  Ukiah

 Napa Valley

 Elizabeth Spencer Wines  Rutherford
 Grgich Hills Estate  Rutherford

 Paso Robles

 AmByth Estate  Templeton

 Santa Barbara County

 Qupe  Los Olivos

 Santa Cruz

 Bonny Doon Vineyard  Santa Cruz

 Sonoma County

 Benzinger Family Winery  Glen Ellen
 Porter Creek Vineyard  Healdsburg
 Quivira Vineyards & Winery  Healdsburg
 Radio-Coteau  Sebastopol
 Truett-Hurst Winery  Healdsburg
 VML Winery  Healdsburg

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Oregon Biodynamic Wine Producers

 Willamette Valley

 Bergstrom Wines  Newberg
 Brick House Vineyards  Newberg
 Cooper Mountain Vineyards  Beaverton
 deLancellotti Family Vineyard  Newberg
 Domaine Danielle Laurent  Newberg
 Johan Vineyards  Rickreall
 Montinore Estate  Forest Grove

 Southern Oregon

 Cowhorn Vineyard and Garden  Jacksonville

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Washington Biodynamic Wine Producers

 

 Hedges Estate  Benton City
 Wilridge Vineyard & Winery  Yakima

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Biodynamic Vineyards

 

 

California Biodynamic Vineyards

 Lake County

 Beaver Creek Vineyards  Middletown
 Ceago Vinegarden  Nice
 Clover Creek Family Farm  Upper Lake
 Hawk and Horse Vineyards  Lower Lake

 Mendocino

 Bonterra Vineyards/Fetzer Winery  Ukiah
 Dark Horse Vineyards  Ukiah
 Filigreen Farms  Boonville
 Frey Vineyards  Redwood Valley
 Ghianda Rose Vineyards  Hopland
 Golden Vineyards  Mendoyino Countt
 Parducci Vineyards  Redwood Valley
 Sunhawk Farms  Hopland
 Vecino Vineyard  Potter Valley

 Napa Valley

 Grgich Hills Estate  Rutherford
 Araujo Estate Wines/Holopono Vineyard  Calistoga
 Ehlers Estate  St. Helena
 Harms Vineyard & Lavender Fields  Napa Valley
 Robert Sinskey Vineyards  Napa
 Sycamore Vineyards  Rutherford

 Paso Robles

 AmByth Estate  Templeton
 Chequera Vineyard  Paso Robles

 Santa Barbara County

 Ampelos Cellars  Lompoc
 Beckman Vineyards  Santa Ynez Valley
 Sawyer Linquist Vineyard  Los Olivos

 Santa Cruz

 Bonny Doon Vineyard  Santa Cruz

 Sonoma County

 Beasley Estate Vineyards  Healdsburg
 Benziger Family Winery  Glen Ellen
 Davero  Healdsburg
 DeLoach Vineyards  Santa Rosa
 Enterprise Vineyards  Sonoma
 Maboroshi Vineyard  Sebastopol
 Montemaggiore  Healdsburg
 Porter Bass  Santa Rosa
 Porter Creek Vineyards  Healdsburg
 Puma Springs Vineyards  Healdsburg
 Quivira Vineyards & Winery  Healdsburg
 Rose Ranch  Kenwood

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Oregon Biodynamic Vineyards

 Willamette Valley

 Bergstrom Wines  Newberg
 Black Vineyard  Yamhill
 Brick House Vineyards  Newberg
 deLancellotti Family Vineyards  Newberg
 Johan Vineyards  Rickreall
 Keeler Estate  Amity
 Montinore Estate  Forest Grove
 Rex Hill  Newberg
 Sims Vineyard  Dundee

 Southern Oregon

 Cowhorn Vineyard and Garden  Jacksonville
  

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Washington Biodynamic Vineyards

 Aescetia Vineyard  Yakima
 Hedges Estate  Benton City
 Wallula Gap Vineyards  Grandview
 Wilridge Vineyard & Winery  Yakima

 

 

Updated 9-12-2013