We are talking about organic, biodynamic, and sustainable wine. By the end of this video you will have learned what they are and why it matters.
Very few wines are USDA Organic due to the use of sulfur and the role sulfites play in preserving wine. USDA Organic wines have a much shorter shelf life and do not cellar well.
Made with organic grapes means no pesticides and herbicides, but a small amount of sulfites are still used. All wine has sulfites.
Biodynamic goes a step beyond organic. Think of it as a small subset of sustainability that focuses on soil health and timing planting actions with lunar cycles.
Sustainable goes beyond organic and biodynamic to make the most positive impact on the environment and the community for years to come. Sustainable wine is based on farming that is good for the environment and makes the most economic sense.
It is important to note that there is a difference between using sustainable farming practices and being California Certified Sustainable.