Wine is unequivocally a product of place. The soil, sun, altitude, water-bodies, wildlife and people of an area fundamentally important in shaping a wine’s character. With place so critical in wine production it only makes sense that producers are starting to pay more and more attention to their impact on the land they so depend on. It is this green shift that has steered winemakers to organic and now biodynamic practices. While organic wine production focusses on what one cannot do (i.e., spray crops with pesticides), biodynamic viticulture focuses on what one should do to best build a thriving and sustainable ecosystem.
This video highlights the extraordinary wines from eight leaders in the fields of organic, biodynamic and sustainable practices featured at the “Green Evolution” Vintages event in Toronto on Tuesday April 20, 2010 and in Ottawa on April 21, 2010.