Monthly Archives: April 2013

Why Beckmen Vineyards Went Biodynamic

As we continue our week-long look at wineries that take their stewardship of the land seriously, let’s visit a vineyard in California’s Santa Barbara County that has been farmed biodynamically since 2006. It is the Purisima Mountain Vineyard of Beckmen

Posted in Wine and the Environment

Stone Edge Farm: Help For and From Nature

All this week, in recognition of Earth Day, we’re devoting our blog to wineries that are taking steps to protect the land and the climate for future generations. Yesterday, we began with a look at the organic practices embraced by

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Lemelson Vineyards’ Organic Approach

Unless you’ve unplugged your television set and radio… and turned off your cell phone, iPad and other electronic devices… and still have your calendar turned to March… you know that today is Earth Day. It’s the one day out of the

Posted in Wine and the Environment

The Wentes: Another Wine Family That Gives Back

In yesterday’s blog we told you about the 100th birthday toast planned for legendary vintner California Robert Mondavi this June. What we didn’t mention was that Mondavi, who was an acclaimed winemaker, also was quite a philanthropist. Asthis story details, he was among

Posted in Wineries of Distinction
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