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This winery produces one of our absolute favorite white wines Costamolino Vermentino di Sardegna. Made from the Vermentino grape, this wine is lively, fresh, rich, balanced and delicate. Food pairing: Grilled fish, seafood risotto, artichoke risotto, linguine with seafood dressing, white meats, medium mature cheeses. Certified organic.  http://www.argiolas.it/it/index.html

Producing powerful Pinot Noirs that can age for years, Beaux Frères is biodynamically certified by Demeter and also LIVE certified. http://www.beauxfreres.com/

Benziger is Sonoma’s first biodynamic certified winery, producing Cabernet, Malbec, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. They lead the industry in water conservation efforts, using just 5 gallons of water per barrel of wine produced. (Traditional winemaking uses over 24 gallons of water per barrel of wine.)  http://www.benziger.com/

Bodegas Iranzo is Spain’s oldest estate winery, dating back to 1335. Notable is the Tarantas brand, produced by the Iranzo Perez–Duque family exclusively from organically grown grapes, imported into the US by Natural Merchants.  The red wine Monastrell has lots of tannin; balanced acidity, really nice fruit – plum and blackberry.  It is a big wine and very oaky – needs a big rare steak, short ribs or summer barbecues. Also verified non-GMO. http://www.iranzofields.com/; http://www.naturalmerchants.com/tarantas-monastrell.html

Cayuse creates at least a dozen critically-acclaimed wines each year, only available to those on the Cayuse mailing list. In 2002, Cayuse became the first domain in the Walla Walla Valley to fully implement biodynamic farming, and their 2005 vintage was the first biodynamic-certified wine in their portfolio. Their wines are typical Rhone varietals and blends of Syrah and Grenache. http://cayusevineyards.com/

The largest biodynamic producer in the Champagne region, Champagne Fleury has been farmed biodynamically since 1989. They are accredited by Demeter, Biodyvin and Ecocert. http://www.champagne-fleury.fr/

Guiraud’s vineyards are planted with 65% Sémillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc. Certified organic (by Ecocert), the wines are astonishingly rich, especially in light of the high proportion of Sauvignon Blanc in the blend, and amongst the finest wines being produced in Sauternes today. http://chateauguiraud.fr/en/

Located on the hillside above the village of La Liviniere, the soil of the vineyard, when purchased was dead, so they added biodynamic preparations to one organic compost pile and left another alone.  Soon the biodynamic pile contained far more living organisms so they decided to follow biodynamic and now the entire estate is certified by both Demeter and Biodyvin. The wines of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah taste of sultry dark fruits, dried herbs, precise tannins and vibrant texture.  Starting with the 2014 vintage, all their wines are aged in the winery’s one-of-a-kind all-natural hemp cellar.  http://chateaumaris.com

County Line, Syrah, 2014: Eric Sussman of Radio-Coteau produces this excellent wine under his County Line label, called  “County Line” because the grapes are from both Mendocino County and Sonoma County. Radio-Coteau works closely with select cool-climate coastal vineyard sites to produce wines with vibrant, balanced fruit and a distinct sense of place. Focus is on organic viticulture in conjunction with a natural, non-interventionist approach in the cellar. Radio-Coteau supports land and marine-life conservation and educational practices by returning a portion of wine sales to community-based organizations. http://www.countylinevineyards.com/index.html

Domaine Montirius has vine classifications Vacqueyras, Gigondas and Côte du Rhône, and was the first domaine to have certified biodynamic vineyards in each of these AOCs.  http://www.montirius.com/en/

A non-profit winery, Ehlers Estate donates all profits back to the cardiovascular research foundation that owns it. While they were originally farmed organically, the estate gained Demeter biodynamic certification in 2011 and is Certified California Sustainable Wine (CCSW). Known for their powerful Cabernet Sauvignon-based reds, they also produce highly rated Sauvignon Blanc and a delicious dry Rosé made from Cabernet Franc.  http://www.ehlersestate.com/

Emiliana constitutes the single largest source of estate-grown organic wines in the world, with over 1,400 certified organic acres. The estate’s remaining 1,300 acres are being certified at a rate of 450/year. Also certified Sustainable Wines of Chile, Emiliana produces outstanding red wines, blends of Carmènere, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. http://www.emiliana.cl/

Known for their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling, Felton Road is a modern winery that is gravity fed and receives 100% estate grown fruit from its three vineyards that are all farmed biodynamically and are fully certified by Demeter. It has a focus on conservation, recycling and waste management.  https://www.feltonroad.com

The Henschke family has been making wine since 1862. The family boasts a strong portfolio, with a focus on ultra-premium single-vineyard wines, and is working towards total sustainability, using biodynamic and organic farming methods. http://henschke.com.au/

Sustainably farmed, estate vineyards in Paso Robles, Monterrey and Napa with a comprehensive, sustainable approach to farming and producing wines with a focus on the environment, employees, and their communities. In 2010, J Lohr was designated Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing – CCSW.  J. Lohr Arroyo Vista Chardonnay 2013 has pineapple, pear and stone fruit aromas and flavors with roasted coffee and vanilla notes. http://www.jlohr.com/

France outside of Champagne itself and much more affordable. The Blanc de Blancs is made from 100% Pinot Blanc and the Crémant Brut Rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir.  All are certified organic. http://www.lucien-albrecht.com/

Chapoutier is believed to possess the largest portfolio of organic and biodynamic wines in the world, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côte-Rôtie, Crémant de Bourgogne and many others.  The Sizeranne wine is an earthy, woodsy Hermitage wine with warm spice and currant on the palate. Minerality, fine tannins and mouth-watering acidity give it powerful elegance. It was one of the first wines to use braille on the label – Count Sizeranne is credited as the inventor of Braille. http://www.chapoutier.fr

Located in the Ribbon Ridge Appellation of the Willamette Valley, noted for producing a broad selection of vineyard designated Pinot Noirs from several vineyards representing some of the better sites in the Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills and the Chehalem Mountain appellations.  The 2010 and 2012 vintages of “Notorius” Dundee Hills are deep ruby, perfumed aromas of dark berry preserves, incense, rose oil and silky oak and juicy lush fruit on the palate. Certified biodynamic and LIVE. http://www.patriciagreencellars.com/

Querciabella has been organic since 1988 and biodynamic since 2000, and their properties represent the largest extensions of biodynamically farmed and certified organic vineyards in Italy. In addition to packaging their wines in lightweight glass bottles, many of their vineyards are official sanctuaries for the flailing honeybee population. http://www.querciabella.com/

Owners Valeria and Agustin Huneeus oversee the grape growing and winemaking at this Rutherford estate in Napa Valley, which is certified Biodynamic. Its 280 acres of rolling hills include a valley, a lake, a river, five hills, four microclimates and numerous different soil types. Quintessa is a red meritage wine with a blend that can include some or all of these five varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmènere. http://www.quintessa.com

Reyneke is South Africa’s first certified biodynamic winery and vineyard. Producing award-winning Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinotage, Reyneke is leading the South African wine industry in biodynamics.    http://www.reynekewines.co.za

Tablas Creek Vineyard is the result of a decades-long friendship between the Perrin family of the Rhône Valley (that produces wines at Chateau Beaucastel) and Robert Haas, founder of Vineyard Brands Imports.  The limestone soil on the property is similar to Châteauneuf du Pape. The wines are single varietals or blends of Syrah, Mourvedre, Tannat, Grenache, Viognier and certified organic, biodynamic and California Sustainable Wine (CCSW). http://www.tablascreek.comhttp://www.beaucastel.com/en/

 Several of Villa Maria’s vineyard parcels in Hawkes Bay have operated on organic principles since 2001, utilizing organic products and seaweeds to prevent pests and promote growth, rather than relying on chemical herbicides or pesticides. Certified by BioGro New Zealand, the vineyard is planted directly on the boundary of the Gimblett Gravels wine-growing region, comprised of gravelly free draining soils that are ideal for the production of premium red wines but atypical of Hawkes Bay. http://www.villamaria.co.nz/