The reasons for biodynamic cultivation of our vineyards are quite diverse and are based on principles of ethics and quality. The effort and expense is immense, but so is the satisfaction it provides. Complete abstinence from pesticides and the successive conversion to biodynamic viticulture began in 2006. Biodynamic viticulture was our final step towards preventative cultivation based on the use of natural preparations. Together with 15 befriended vintners we founded the respekt association that is also committed to the principles of biodynamic cultivation.
Apart from the understandably positive aspects for the vineyard itself (healthy soils and vines, increased biodiversity, natural humus development, ceased erosion), biodynamic cultivation also holds significant qualitative advantages for the people that work in the vineyard and is a responsible contribution to benefit future generations. The vines become increasingly resilient (and also older) and deliver healthy grapes even in difficult years. Vines are integrated in a natural cycle that leads to earlier physiological ripeness of fruit and lower potential alcohol without massive interventions.
Ultimately, at least according to our understanding, biodynamic cultivation leads to vineyards that better reflect their natural environment. Sustainable and conscientious biodynamic cultivation allows a more precise expression of vineyard and soil in our wines.