We like to keep you up to date on “green” news in the world of wine, and today we have information on a new book as well as a winery that has been taking organic farming seriously ever since its founding in 1989.
- Wine Institute has released a new book, “Down to Earth: A Seasonal Tour of Sustainable Winegrowing in California,” a consumer-friendly guide to environmentally and socially responsible practices.
The book shares the stories of 15 vintners and growers, representing thousands across the state, and how they embrace sustainable practices throughout the cycles of the winegrowing calendar. It features beautiful wine country photography by George Rose and a dozen fresh, seasonal recipes. The book is available on Amazon.
- At Tablas Creek Vineyard in Paso Robles, Calif., organic farming allows the grapes to show more varietal character, have more intense flavors and taste more like where they are grown.
Since its beginning in 1989, Tablas Creek has followed the model set by Chateau de Beaucastel in France, which has been an organically farmed vineyard since the 1960s. Like Beaucastel, Tablas Creek is confident that in addition to producing the highest quality fruit, avoiding chemical additives makes for a healthier vineyard.
It received its organic certification in January 2003.