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Biodynamic-Organic wines? - 8/20/2012 7:18:01 AM   


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I am looking to fellow CTers for help in finding currently available, Biodynamic-Organic wines for near term consumption. I need specific producers rather than just general regions like Loire.
This is for family members who are vegetarian and try to follow a diet centered on organic products. They enjoy wine before and with evening meals but are not wine geeks. They are also reluctant to cross the $20/btl threshold.


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RE: Biodynamic-Organic wines? - 8/20/2012 9:49:16 AM   


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Jim, you could try Maysara, Momtazi Estate Vinyard Pinot Noir, McMinville, OR. They have some below $20. I do not know distribution, I got some @ StoryTeller Wines.
BTW there is a thread on WB by Jim Vandegriff about his trip to the vinyard.

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RE: Biodynamic-Organic wines? - 8/20/2012 10:29:01 AM   


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Benziger maybe? Sonoma winery that produces a number of varietals, all (or almost all) of which are biodynamic. I believe they have options in that price range.

I'm not the biggest fan of theirs (though some of their higher-end stuff is pretty good), but they're biodynamic and fairly widely distributed.

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RE: Biodynamic-Organic wines? - 8/20/2012 2:10:52 PM   


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Grgich Hills Zinfandel is biodynamic, but it's going for $30-35 around here (California).

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RE: Biodynamic-Organic wines? - 8/20/2012 2:47:50 PM   


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They need to raise their ceiling.
They're willing to pay for organic produce but want grocery store prices on biodynamic wines?
N. Joly Les Vieux Clos Savennieres goes in the upper 20s I think


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RE: Biodynamic-Organic wines? - 8/20/2012 3:51:34 PM   


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Pacific Rim Biodynamic Organic Riesling


I see that is currently sold out and also exceeds the price threshold.

[minirant coming]  You know, I agree with S1, if someone wants biodynamic and isn't willing to pay more, then they are asking a LOT.  We spent a week last summer living with our daughter who is very much into the organic thing, and we spent $27 on a single free range organic chicken.  The chicken weighted about 3 pounds and tasted... like chicken.   By that ratio, a $10 bottle of wine should cost about $70 to be organic/biodynamic.   

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RE: Biodynamic-Organic wines? - 8/20/2012 4:55:29 PM   
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RE: Biodynamic-Organic wines? - 8/20/2012 10:05:24 PM   


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Its going to be hard to find "natural" wine under $20. And by natural, I mean organic/biodynamic, natural yeasts, minimal intervention and low sulfur.

Frank Cornelissen <- probably the easiest to find.

If you just want wine made from organic grapes, its easy to find in any wine store. Remember, alot of the so-called non-interventionist natural wines can be really, really wierd and sometimes quite bad and/or faulty. In addition, unfined wines are typically vegan, fined wines can be fined with bentonite clay, or egg whites (and I think another animal product), so they may or may not be vegan.

Check Alice Fiering's blog, she reviews pretty much exclusively organic/bio wines.



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RE: Biodynamic-Organic wines? - 8/21/2012 11:54:15 AM   


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I would suggest laying your hands on a copy of Monty Waldin's Biodynamic Wine guide 2011. In the meantime ...

Alsace: Adam, Bott-Geyl, Clos St landelin, Josmeyer, Kreydenwiess, Deiss, Kuentz-Bas, Mann, Ostertag, Sipp, ZH

Bordeaux: Croque Michotte, Fonroque, Grand Corbin Despagne, La Garenne

Loire: Breton, Chesnaies, Chevalerie, Clos de l'Abbaye, Closel, Huet, Malibeau, Mellot, Pithon Paille, Vacheron

NZ: Fromm, Felton Road, Quartz Reef

Portugal: Symington family Estates

Spain: Chivite

Chile: Antiyal, Carmen, Casa Lapostalle, Cono Sur, Matetic

Argentina: Catena Zapata


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RE: Biodynamic-Organic wines? - 8/21/2012 12:04:34 PM   


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Thanks to all for the recommendations. Treetops, great starting point for them.



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RE: Biodynamic-Organic wines? - 7/8/2024 9:41:37 PM   


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I know its old but just putting this out there for anyone interested, FAB only sells organic wines & spirits drinkfab.com.au/

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RE: Biodynamic-Organic wines? - 7/9/2024 9:25:44 AM   


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It will be hard to stay under $20 for domestic bio wines. But you can look to Sonoma and Phil Coturri projects to see which wines are being produced organically in the vineyards. His label with his son is Sixteen 600. I think Gundlach Bundschu has some regenerative/organic offerings now. Should be available.

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RE: Biodynamic-Organic wines? - 7/10/2024 3:47:38 AM   


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full disclosure i work for a distributor as a sales rep.
From my book in Maine. I just created a list for a couple accounts looking for this style of wine and wanted to keep retails at $20 or under.

Domaine bila haut france
Birichino california
Growers guild wines california
jasci italy
poggio anima italy
warwick estate South africa

these are all either organic or biodynamic and the majority of their products should be priced at retail under 20.


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RE: Biodynamic-Organic wines? - 7/10/2024 9:00:43 AM   


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ORIGINAL: faborganicwines

I know its old but just putting this out there for anyone interested, FAB only sells organic wines & spirits drinkfab.com.au/

Get out of here with your commercial plug, please.



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RE: Biodynamic-Organic wines? - 7/10/2024 3:34:31 PM   


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Herman Weimer has some wines grown biodynamically and Usonia is playing around w/ this in the finger lakes.

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