Biodynamic wines result from viticultural practices that treat the entire vineyard as a single living organism. Chemical treatments are completely eliminated and agricultural activities follow a biodynamic calendar defined by lunar cycles.
Produced according to Jewish dietary laws (or kashrut), with the winemaking supervised by Sabbath-observant Jews, kosher wines bear a seal of approval (called a hechsher) by a kosher certification agency or by an authoritative rabbi.
Also known as skin-contact wines, orange wines are a category of white wine made by leaving the juice in contact with the skins and seeds during fermentation, which results in a deep orange to amber color.
Wines certified organic are made from grapes farmed organically, with natural fertilizers replacing potentially harmful chemical treatments, and vinified with very little (Europe) or no (USA) sulfites added.
Practicing Organic wines
Practicing Organic wines are those made from grapes farmed organically and vinified with very little to no sulfites, but which are not officially certified organic by any certification agency.
Available in many styles, from white to rosé and dry to sweet, sparkling wines result from a secondary fermentation that creates bubbles of carbon dioxide in the bottle. These fizzy wines are ideal for celebration!