I'm a sommelier who is currently living and working on a biodynamic farm and vineyard called Abbondanza. It is the creation of Daniel D'Agostini, and his farm is Demeter Certified Biodynamic. He is a third generation grape grower in the Amador County, CA.
Biodynamic wine can be more nuanced, surprising, flavorful, terrior-driven, and exciting than commercially made wines, in my humble opinion. Biodynamics does not permit chemical use in the vineyard or in the winery. I think this is the key to soulful winemaking. Because I am already a big fan of drinking biodynamic wine, I am having an incredibly educational experience working in the vineyard.
The word biodynamic is a little mystifying and it's practices are misunderstood. Is it the same thing as organic? Is it regulated in any way? What does it do to the farm?
I'm a novice, but I'll break down the basics.
My name is Floreana and I'm a sommelier. I think that natural wine is the shit. I also think that sustainable farming might just save the world.