Biodynamic wines: what is it?

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

Following the philosophy of Rudolph Steiner, biodynamic wines have been gaining more popularity in recent years. But what is it actually? Is that true that biodynamic farming brings more flavor to wines. Find out with us today!

Biodynamic wine is produced from grapes grown through biodynamic principles. This is when the land is seen as part of the planet and solar system, and the vineyard isn’t seen as an isolated piece of land, engineered for the sole purpose of growing grapes.

Despite still making up a small percentage of wineries in the world, the popularity of biodynamic wine is rising. In March 2018, there were over 600 wineries worldwide that had vineyards which held bio-dynamic status.

So you may ask 'Is biodynamic wine the same as organic wine?'

Yes and No.

Yes, biodynamic wines are basically organic wine as they use the same organically grown grapes. They both prevent the use of synthetic herbicide and pesticides in the vineyard. However, n organic wine production, there are a number of added sulphites and extra yeast compound winemakers can add to the wine.

This is not to say the biodynamic wine is better or organic one is worse. Quite the contrary. Organic wine has considerably less preservatives and added extras than conventional wine. So we would encourage you to drink more organic as there are considerable health benefits to organic wine.

It just means that biodynamic goes a step further than organic farming. Bio-dynamic farming principles mean that winemakers can’t add any synthetic agents in the grape growing process but also states that in the wine-making process, they can’t add foreign agents like extra yeast or acid. This ensures that the wine is a true representation of the vineyard.

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