vineyard Organic And Biodynamic Farming

Organic and Biodynamic winemaking can get nitty-gritty real fast. Before we dive into some of the details, here’s the main thing you need to know: organic and biodynamic producers place a large focus on what happens in the vineyard. By growing high-quality grapes, they’re able to craft beautiful wines with less human intervention. It’s great wine, naturally. 

Now, for you wine nerds out there, here are some quick differences between what these terms mean:

“Organic Wine” - Certified by the USDA with strict regulations - all ingredients going into the wine must be certified organic. No sulfites may be added, although naturally occurring sulfites are permitted. 

“Organically Grown Grapes” - Less intense than organic wine, these bottles are made entirely from certified organic grapes. Additional ingredients that go into the wine may be used (i.e. yeast). Sulfites are limited to 100 parts per million or less. 

“Biodynamic Winemaking” -  A holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming and winemaking. Practices used in biodynamic winemaking go back nearly a century and start in the vineyard. They include practices such as adhering to an astronomic calendar and specific fertilizing routines; biodynamic wineries are often organic in practice, even if they’re not certified. 

Whatever the label says, whatever it means, what we’re sure of is that the wine inside these bottles is fantastic! For specific details on each of the wines below, be sure to read their descriptions.
Meadowcroft Wines
Sparkling Blanc de Blanc, N.V.

Sparkling · Nutty and Fresh · Rare wine (122 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Meadowcroft Wines
Sonoma Coast Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Bordeaux-style Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh · Rare wine (102 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Meadowcroft Wines
Russian River Valley French Colombard, 2021

California French Colombard · Fresh and Fruity · Rare wine (182 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Rare Varietal
Meadowcroft Wines
Napa Valley Chardonnay, 2021

California-style Chardonnay · Fruity and Oaky · 1030 cases produced · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Meadowcroft Wines
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2021

Pinot Noir · Earthy and Fruity · Limited wine (857 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Unique Climate
Meadowcroft Wines
Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, 2020

Pinot Noir · Earthy, Complex, and Fruity · Rare wine (160 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Meadowcroft Wines
Speedy Creek Vineyard Sangiovese, 2019

Sangiovese · Fruity and Earthy · Limited wine (209 cases produced) · Knights Valley, Sonoma, California

Unique Climate
Meadowcroft Wines
Speedy Creek Vineyard Zinfandel, 2018

California-style Zinfandel · Fruity, Spicy, and Earthy · Rare wine (160 cases produced) · Knights Valley, Sonoma, California

Notable Viticulture Tec...
Meadowcroft Wines
Nelson Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Earthy, Woody, Fruity, and Spicy · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

Other
San Rucci Winery
California Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Fruity, Earthy, and Fresh · Limited wine (250 cases produced) · California, California

Barrel-aged
Thumbprint Cellars
Lisa's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Earthy and Woody · Rare wine (195 cases produced) · Knights Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Thumbprint Cellars
Sonoma County Redacted, 2016

Red Blend · Earthy and Spicy · Limited wine (268 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Other
Smith Devereux
Sauvignon Blanc SB White Blend, 2018

Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh and Complex · Limited wine (997 cases produced) · California, California

Sustainable Farming
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Santa Clara Valley Marsanne, 2018

Uncommon White · Fresh, Balanced, and Floral · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
San Rucci Winery
California Chardonnay, 2020

California Chardonnay · Fresh, Balanced, Fruity, and Mineral · Rare wine (130 cases produced) · California, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
"Lioness" Rosé, 2019

Provence-style Rosé · Porch Pounder, Balanced, and Fresh · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Sustainable Farming
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Santa Clara Valley Viognier, 2018

Condrieu-style Viognier · Balanced · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
R Five Wines
Salomon Vineyard Viognier, 2017

Condrieu-style Viognier · Floral, Fresh, and Saline · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Almost Sold Out
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Santa Clara Valley Four Lions, 2017

Southern Rhone-style Red · Fruity and Balanced · Rare wine (135 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2018

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Balanced, Fresh, and Savory · 1400 cases produced · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Winery Favorite
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Oppenlander Vineyard, 2013

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Earthy, Complex, Balanced, and Savory · Rare wine (185 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Wiley Vineyard, 2014

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Complex, Earthy, Floral, Herbaceous, and Subtle · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Unique Climate
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Wentzel Vineyard, 2017

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Floral, Earthy, Fruity, Savory, and Balanced · Rare wine (175 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Bee Hunter Wine
Grenache Eagle Point Ranch, 2015

Grenache · Bold, Earthy, Woody, Fruity, and Balanced · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Orsa Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Mineral, and Subtle · Limited wine (550 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

High Altitude Vineyard
Bee Hunter Wine
Riesling Late Harvest 'Greenwood Ridge Vineyards', 2014 (375 ml)

Other Dessert · Balanced · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Read Holland Wines
Read Holland Wines Deep End Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Pinot Noir, 2018

Pinot Noir · Fresh, Floral, Balanced, and Mineral · Limited wine (250 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Read Holland Wines
Wiley Vineyard Riesling, 2020

Alsace-style Riesling · Mineral, Fruity, Floral, and Balanced · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Bee Hunter Wine
Syrah Vivio Vineyard, 2014

California Syrah · Balanced, Complex, Mineral, Fruity, and Smoky · Limited wine (430 cases produced) · Bennett Valley, Sonoma, California

Soil That Matters
Bee Hunter Wine
Sonoma County GSM Blend, 2015

GSM Blend · Bold, Balanced, Complex, and Savory · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Winery Favorite
Bee Hunter Wine
Syrah Broken Leg Vineyard, 2016

Northern Rhône-style Syrah · Bold, Complex, Gamey, Mineral, and Spicy · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Zinfandel Fashauer Vineyard, 2014

California Zinfandel · Savory, Earthy, Fresh, Balanced, and Fruity · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

High Altitude Vineyard
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir MAGNUM, 2016 (1.5 l)

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Bold, Balanced, Complex, and Savory · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Almost Sold Out
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Docker Hill Vineyard MAGNUM, 2016 (1.5 l)

California Pinot Noir · Bold, Complex, Fruity, Earthy, and Savory · Super rare wine (11 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Mendocino County Pinot Noir, 2017

California Pinot Noir · Balanced, Bold, Fruity, Herbaceous, and Savory · Limited wine (600 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Angel Camp Vineyard, 2016

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Bold, Complex, Mineral, Savory, and Fresh · Rare wine (175 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Rosé Pinot Noir, 2021

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, Subtle, Balanced, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
ThereAfter Wine Company
ThereAfter Cabernet Sauvignon Escher Vineyard, 2019

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Complex, Subtle, and Fruity · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Hand-harvested
Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Chardonnay Unoaked, 2020

California Chardonnay · Balanced, Fresh, Natural, and Fruity · Rare wine (60 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Almost Sold Out
ThereAfter Wine Company
ThereAfter Grenache Village, 2019

Grenache · Carbonic, Fresh, Herbaceous, Spicy, and Complex · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

Other
Timshel Vineyards
Templeton Gap District Syrah, 2017

Northern Rhône-style Syrah · Balanced, Herbaceous, Spicy, and Fruity · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Templeton Gap District, Paso Robles, California

Organic Farming
Avenales Ranch Winery
Petite Sirah, 2016

California Petite Sirah · Balanced, Fruity, and Complex · Rare wine (130 cases produced) · Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Old Vines
Avenales Ranch Winery
Rosé Valdiguié, 2020

Rosé · Fresh and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Hand-harvested
Avenales Ranch Winery
Chenin Blanc SIP Certified, 2020

Calfornia Chenin Blanc · Balanced, Floral, and Fresh · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Hand-harvested
Avenales Ranch Winery
Avenales Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Earthy, Smoky, and Complex · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Hand-harvested
Byron Blatty
Lobo Vineyard Proprietary Red, 2017

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Complex · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

Organic Farming
Byron Blatty
Aurora Los Angeles White, 2020

White Blend · Complex, Fresh, Mineral, Subtle, and Saline · Rare wine (51 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

Organic Farming
Byron Blatty
Swayze, Alonso, Smith Tremor, 2018

GSM Blend · Bold, Fruity, Complex, Fresh, and Balanced · Rare wine (97 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

Organic Farming
Byron Blatty
Los Angeles County Rosé, 2020

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, Fruity, and Floral · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

Organic Farming
Byron Blatty
Los Angeles County Evident, 2018

California Syrah · Bold, Spicy, Complex, Fruity, and Oaky · Rare wine (60 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

Organic Farming
Byron Blatty
Los Angeles County Undertake, 2018

California-style Zinfandel · Bold, Fruity, Complex, and Balanced · Rare wine (110 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

Organic Farming
Read Holland Wines
Read Holland Chardonnay, 2018

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Balanced, Fresh, Mineral, and Saline · Rare wine (80 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Award Winner
Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Alta Orsa Hillside Cuvee Estate Bottled - grown, produced, and bottled., 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Balanced, Complex, and Spicy · Rare wine (112 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

Organic Farming
Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Alta Orsa Chardonnay Single Vineyard, 2019

Chardonnay · Balanced, Mineral, and Complex · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Soil That Matters
Timshel Vineyards
Paragon Vineyards Chardonnay, 2019

Burgundy-style Chardonnay · Fresh, Floral, Nutty, and Fruity · Super rare wine (20 cases produced) · Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo, California

Sustainable Farming
Teutonic Wine Company
Grüner Veltliner, 2020

Grüner Veltliner · Fresh and Balanced · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

Rare Varietal
Teutonic Wine Company
Seafoam Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

Rosé · Fresh and Saline · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

Winery Favorite
Teutonic Wine Company
Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, 2019

Pinot Noir · Fresh and Fruity · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Winery Favorite
Teutonic Wine Company
Boyar Wedding Feast, 2017

Merlot · Bold, Complex, and Balanced · Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon, Oregon

Uncommon Region
Teutonic Wine Company
Willamette Valley Bergspitze, 2019

Pinot Noir · Mineral and Fruity · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Noteworthy Topography
Timshel Vineyards
Templeton Gap District GSM, 2019

GSM Blend · Fresh, Fruity, Balanced, and Spicy · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Templeton Gap District, Paso Robles, California

Biodynamic Farming
Satyr Fire
Poppyfield Gewürztraminer, 2020

Gewürztraminer · Complex, Floral, Fresh, Herbaceous, and Spicy · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

Hand-harvested
Backstay Wine Co.
Willamette Valley Pinot Gris, 2017

Pinot Gris · Complex, Fresh, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Morning Harvest
Backstay Wine Co.
Willamette Valley White Blend, 2017

White Blend · Balanced · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Morning Harvest
Backstay Wine Co.
Rosé Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris, 2017

California Rosé · Fresh and Balanced · Rare wine (85 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Morning Harvest
Backstay Wine Co.
Hunters Reserve Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Fruity, Balanced, and Natural · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Morning Harvest
Kivelstadt Cellars
Family Secret Sauvignon Blanc, 2020

Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh, Floral, and Balanced · Limited wine (247 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
Kivelstadt Cellars
Twice Removed Rosé Carignane and Grenache, 2019

Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (240 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Kivelstadt Cellars
Fathers Watch GSC Blend Grenache, Syrah, & Carignane, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Balanced, and Fruity · Limited wine (950 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Kivelstadt Cellars
Mendocino KC Labs Syrah, 2020

Syrah · Carbonic, Fruity, and Funky · Limited wine (217 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Kivelstadt Cellars
Sibling Rivalry Pinot Noir, 2017

Pinot Noir · Earthy · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Almost Sold Out
Kivelstadt Cellars
Old Wyves Tale Carignane, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy · Limited wine (233 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Kivelstadt Cellars
The Inheritance Syrah, 2015

Syrah · Bold and Mineral · Limited wine (274 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

A Place In History
Adelaide Thomas Wines
Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

California Rosé · Fresh, Floral, and Balanced · Rare wine (96 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Organic Farming
Adelaide Thomas Wines
Sauvignon Blanc, 2020

Sauvignon Blanc · Balanced, Fresh, and Mineral · Rare wine (54 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Biodynamic Farming
Silas Wines
PDX Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Balanced, Complex, and Fruity · Limited wine (500 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Winery Favorite
Silas Wines
Ladd's Addition Pinot Noir, 2015

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Earthy, Fruity, and Complex · Limited wine (311 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Interesting Winemaking ...
Silas Wines
The Pearl Pinot Noir, 2014

Pinot Noir · Spicy, Bold, and Funky · Limited wine (273 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Winery Favorite
Silas Wines
Bramble Rosé Pinot Noir, 2016

Rosé · Complex and Balanced · Rare wine (105 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Almost Sold Out
Silas Wines
The Optimist Malbec/Viognier, 2015

Malbec · Floral and Bold · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Oregon

Interesting Winemaking ...
ThereAfter Wine Company
Riesling Fountaingrove, 2020

Riesling · Fresh, Floral, and Mineral · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Fountaingrove District, Sonoma, California

Sustainable Farming
ThereAfter Wine Company
Bedrock Vineyard Merlot, 2020

Merlot · Fruity, Balanced, Subtle, and Complex · Super rare wine (46 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
ThereAfter Wine Company
Cabernet Sauvignon Three Gardens, 2019

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Complex, Floral, Fresh, and Fruity · Super rare wine (19 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Organic Farming
ThereAfter Wine Company
Fizzy Spell Sparkling 4-pack of 250mL Cans, N.V.

Sparkling · Floral, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · California, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Canihan Wines
Pinot Noir, 2014

California Pinot Noir · Complex and Fresh · Limited wine (253 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Award Winner
Canihan Wines
Exuberance Syrah, 2014

California Syrah · Bold and Spicy · Limited wine (423 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Award Winner
Canihan Wines
Exuberance Syrah, 2015

California Syrah · Bold, Gamey, and Spicy · Limited wine (396 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Award Winner
Canihan Wines
Pinot Noir, 2016

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Fresh, Floral, and Fruity · Limited wine (405 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Award Winner
Canihan Wines
Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, 2017

California Pinot Noir · Fresh, Fruity, and Balanced · Limited wine (370 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Unusual Vintage
Canihan Wines
Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

California Rosé · Fresh, Floral, and Fruity · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
Canihan Wines
Sonoma County Chardonnay, 2018

California Chardonnay · Balanced and Complex · Rare wine (128 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Winery Favorite
Two Shepherds
Carignan old vine, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Balanced, Fresh, Natural, and Bold · Limited wine (525 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

Hand-harvested
Two Shepherds
Grenache Blanc, 2017

Rhône-style White Wine · Natural, Complex, Mineral, Saline, and Savory · Rare wine (148 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Hand-harvested
Two Shepherds
Knights Family Vineyard Syrah, 2018

Northern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Fresh, Herbaceous, and Savory · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Sonoma, California

Hand-harvested
River Lane Vineyard
TimeFrame Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Balanced · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

DTC Only
Maison Areion
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon · Earthy, Mineral, and Herbaceous · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Maison Areion
Chardonnay, 2018

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Floral and Mineral · Rare wine (98 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Barrel-aged
Maison Areion
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Fresh and Subtle · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Award Winner
Crossroads by Rudd
Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Spicy, Earthy, and Fruity · 1555 cases produced · Oakville, Napa Valley, California

Noteworthy Topography
Two Shepherds
Pinot Meunier, 2019

Uncommon Red · Earthy, Balanced, Complex, Natural, and Subtle · Limited wine (225 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Hand-harvested

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