Letters from The Wine Farm
It’s official. Last week we received an important piece of paper in the mail advising us we can now proudly declare ourselves ‘Australian Demeter Biodynamic in conversion’. But what the hell does that mean?
First, a quick re-cap on the biodynamic bit and why we’ve chosen to farm this way. No we’re not talking about the esoteric crap that so many associate with biodynamics thanks to a small but vocal group who like to espouse the powers of the cosmos. We’re talking about science. Then, a look at why we’ve decided to certify. When we first bought this property and set about converting it to organic we really didn’t imagine we would need to take this step. We were doing it simply because we believed it was the best way to take care of our land and make good wine. So what changed our minds? And why did we choose Demeter Australia as our certifying body? Do we have rocks in our head? You tell us.