Maricruz Antolin is the winemaker and agronomist at Krontiras in Argentina’s Mendoza, the first winery in Mendoza to process organic and biodynamic grapes in their own certified and organic winery.
Sicilia DOC is a consortium of 300 Sicilian+ wine producers with a rich history of winemaking, discussed by Alberto Tasca, DOC board member and 7th generation vintner.
An exciting château and vineyard renovation in Burgundy reveals tales of forgotten bottles of Pommard, Thomas Jefferson visits, a luxury hotel and sheep in the biodynamic vineyards.
I’ve had the opportunity to cover several aspects of biodynamic and organic winemaking recently on Forbes. I try to cover biodynamics as much as I can, and I’d like to be sure readers of L’Occasion know these stories are available. Thanks for reading, here or at Forbes, and for sharing your stories with me. Alois…
Joško Gravner’s vineyards and cellars in Oslavia—in the Friuli region of Italy, stitched to the border of Slovenia, where one of Gravner’s vineyards exists—are infused with the philosophy that “nature offers everything we need.”
“Organic certified 35 ha, cultivated according to the biodynamic method: vineyards, wood, arable land, olive grove and natural truffle-ground. That’s the Fongoli farm.”
The SAUREL family runs a completely biodynamic shop. “Our farm evolved progressively towards farming which respects more and more the environment, the vines, the land and the quality of our wines,” says the family.
Mere are 18 bottles of merlot — all from California — that present their own stand.
Variety is the spice of Italy, and here are 15 fall reds for the fall season… something for everyone as we do everything fall.
Alsatian Riesling from four soils — the same variety and the same slice of the world, but different land composition.
Côtes de Bordeaux is comprised of Blaye, Cadillac, Castillon, Francs and Sainte-Foy appellations. Look at these growing regions as a sorority of sorts — unique individuals grouped together with a common purpose.
The Alpilles Region Natural Park is also home to one of France’s most authentic wine appellations: Les Baux-de-Provence.
The RAW WINE experience is meant to showcase talent, and as Clark reveals, there seem to be regional pockets where the overarching dedication to natural, low-touch winemaking is a time-honored inclination.
When November joins us each year, I’m reminded that there is a quiet season. This phrase entered our life many years ago during annual travels to Door County, Wisconsin to celebrate our November anniversary. Door County is a coastal place, heavily enjoyed during the warm summer months for hiking, biking, boating, swimming, outdoor strolling…summery stuff….
Isidoro and Giovanni Lamoretti cultivate indigenous Italian grapes on their hillside farm near Parma, Italy, neighboring the Torrechiara Castle. They maintain dedication to a particular varietal, Lambrusco Maestri, known for soft creamy bubbles. Ancient documentation shows that Lambrusco grapes have been cultivated in the region since 160 BC. To call them ancient is, well, obvious –…