Listen to Miss Fox demystify Biodynamic!
Organic, biodynamic…it sounds so sexy, but what does it mean to farm biodynamically? We are all pretty familiar with organic practices, but biodynamic takes it about ten steps (in awesome, comfy, supportive, eco-friendly shoes) further. As you will hear Miss Fox explain in the video, biodynamic not only requires the dedication of the vineyard team, but also the cooperation of ALL the surrounding neighbors! Biodynamic is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming that has all the organic stuff we love and also incorporates some really cool ‘universal’ things like farming & harvesting in conjunction with the phases of the moon, and pruning and harvesting according to the biodynamic calendar, where it breaks tasks into four kind of days – root, flower, fruit and leaf. Each day has tasks associated with it that reflect the four classical elements of the earth. In short, fruit days are for harvesting (yes!), leaf days you water, root days prune, prune prune and on flower days, we rest (with a glass of wine, of course!). What we know for sure? We love all wine but when it comes to fruition through sustainable, symbiotic, eco-friendly practices and results in deliciousness? We are definitely all for that!!