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
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 ...
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
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
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
Accenti
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
Accenti
ThereAfter Grenache Village, 2019

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

Other
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
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
Mendocino KC Labs Syrah, 2020

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

Interesting Winemaking ...
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 ...
Accenti
Riesling Fountaingrove, 2020

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

Sustainable Farming
Accenti
Bedrock Vineyard Merlot, 2020

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

Interesting Winemaking ...
Accenti
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
Accenti
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 ...
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
Maison Areion
Pinot Noir, 2018

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Fruity, Oaky, and Subtle · Rare wine (72 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Unique Climate
Meadowcroft Wines
Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold, Complex, and Earthy · Rare wine (152 cases produced) · Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California

High Altitude Vineyard
Thumbprint Cellars
Betsy's Vineyard Syrah, 2017

Southern Rhone-style Red · Complex, Smoky, and Fruity · Knights Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Topophilia Wine Company
Placida Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2019

California Pinot Noir · Balanced, Earthy, and Fruity · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Organic Farming
Topophilia Wine Company
Valerie's Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2019

California Pinot Noir · Bold, Balanced, and Fruity · Rare wine (62 cases produced) · Carneros, California

DTC Only
Human Cellars
"L'influence Du Bouys" Gamay, 2020

Uncommon Red · Complex, Earthy, and Spicy · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Almost Sold Out
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Lioness Rosé Grenache Noir, 2020

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

Uncommon Region
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Five Lions Estate, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Balanced and Fruity · Limited wine (225 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Hand-harvested
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Cuvée Blanc Estate, 2019

Rhône-style White Blend · Fresh, Fruity, Balanced, and Mineral · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Sustainable Farming
Fresh Wine Co.
Sparkling Primitivo Pet-Nat, 2020

Sparkling · Sweet and Fresh · Rare wine (56 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Sustainable Farming
Fresh Wine Co.
Fire Fuego Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Orange · Carbonic, Fresh, and Fruity · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Sustainable Farming
Maison Areion
Chardonnay, 2019

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Fresh, Fruity, and Natural · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Brave Cellars
Two Roads Pinot Noir, 2016

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

Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Grenache Blanc, 2019

Rhône-style White Blend · Fresh, Balanced, and Mineral · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Uncommon Region
Meadowcroft Wines
Napa Valley Anniversary Cuvee, N.V.

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Balanced · Limited wine (239 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Winery Favorite
Accenti
California Sparkling Pet Nat, 2021

Pét nat · Balanced, Floral, Fresh, Fruity, and Mineral · Super rare wine (48 cases produced) · California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Accenti
Contra Costa Accenti Verdelho, 2021

Uncommon White · Balanced, Floral, Fresh, Fruity, and Mineral · Limited wine (320 cases produced) · Contra Costa, California

Rare Varietal
Meadowcroft Wines
Mae Vineyard Zinfandel, 2020

California Zinfandel · Fruity · Limited wine (431 cases produced) · Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Sparkling Pinot Noir Brut Nature Anderson Valley, 2018

Mèthode Champenoise Sparkling · Balanced and Complex · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Bee Hunter Wine
Sauvignon Blanc Anderson Valley Skin Contact, 2019

Other White · Balanced, Earthy, Floral, Funky, and Herbaceous · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Bee Hunter Wine
Vin d'Ambre Anderson Valley, 2019

Orange · Balanced, Bold, Herbaceous, Mineral, and Spicy · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Chardonnay Anderson Valley, 2019

California Chardonnay · Balanced · Limited wine (600 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Sonoma Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

Rosé · Balanced · Sonoma, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Pinot Noir Elevate Winemaker's Blend, 2017

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Sonoma, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Lichen Estate Pinot Noir, 2018

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Bee Hunter Wine
Oppenlander Vineyard Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Oppenlander Vineyard Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2016

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Docker Hill Vineyard Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Docker Hill Vineyard Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2016

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Fashauer Vineyard Anderson Valley Zinfandel, 2016

Zinfandel · Balanced · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Old Vines Russian River Valley Zinfandel Zinfandel Reserve, 2013

Zinfandel · Balanced · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Bennett Valley Syrah Reserve, 2013

Northern Rhône-style Syrah · Bold, Complex, Gamey, Mineral, and Spicy · Bennett Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Sparkling Chardonnay Fizzy Petnat Style, 2018 (1.5 l)

Pét nat · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Other
Bee Hunter Wine
Mariah Vineyard Mendocino Ridge Chardonnay, 2017 (1.5 l)

Chardonnay · Balanced · Mendocino Ridge, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2017 (1.5 l)

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Angel Camp Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2016 (1.5 l)

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Bee Hunter Wine
Oppenlander Vineyard Mendocino Pinot Noir, 2016 (1.5 l)

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Mendocino, California

Award Winner
Topophilia Wine Company
Sonoma Coast Rosé Pinot Noir, 2021

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Porch Pounder, and Balanced · Rare wine (126 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
Bee Hunter Wine
Lichen Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2018 (1.5 l)

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Amrita Cellars
Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, 2017

Pinot Noir · Earthy, Floral, Balanced, Mineral, and Complex · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Award Winner
Amrita Cellars
Pinot Noir Russian River, 2018

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

Award Winner
Amrita Cellars
SEIZA Viognier/Grenache Blanc Sonoma Coast, 2021

White Blend · Fresh, Balanced, Fruity, and Floral · Super rare wine (3 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Satyr Fire
Ancient Shores Chardonnay Chardonnay Articulate, 2020

Chardonnay · Complex, Fresh, Mineral, Saline, and Fruity · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Soil That Matters
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Paso Robles Rosé Zinfandel, 2019

Rosé · Balanced, Fruity, Complex, and Bold · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Award Winner
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Paso Robles Zinfandel Estate, 2019

Zinfandel · Balanced · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Barrel-aged
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Paso Robles Biofusion, 2019

Red Blend · Balanced · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Barrel-aged
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Petite Sirah Estate, 2019

California Petite Sirah · Balanced · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Barrel-aged
Kivelstadt Cellars
Sibling Rivalry Pinot Noir, 2018

Pinot Noir · Earthy · Limited wine (295 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
Kivelstadt Cellars
Twice Removed Rosé Carignane and Grenache, 2021

Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (628 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Kivelstadt Cellars
Fathers Watch GSC Blend Grenache, Syrah, & Carignane, 2019

Southern Rhone-style Red · Balanced, Earthy, and Fruity · Limited wine (749 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Almost Sold Out
Kivelstadt Cellars
Family Secret Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Sauvignon Blanc · Balanced, Floral, and Fresh · Limited wine (584 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Almost Sold Out

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