Much of the theory of biodynamic farming makes perfect sense. Get rid of chemicals, be they in fertilizers or pesticides and create a balance of natur
e in which each species will co-exist and co-protect.
A select group of winemakers have been doing this now for decades, creating biodiversity in their vineyards with insects, flowers and other plans encouraged to share space and soil with the vines which produce ‘organic grapes’.
The results have been encouraging and most of the wines produced in this manner are excellent. They may not be the greatest in the wine world, but that is principally because grapes for the more traditionally ‘fine wines’ are not produced biodynamically- yet.