Organic and Biodynamic Wine Suppliers
Organic or biodynamic wine is best bought locally, but if the idea of green wine hasn’t caught on in your area, check out our list of online organic wine vintners. This list will be updated periodically, but if you notice any errors or know of a company that belongs on this list, e-mail Green Promise at firstname.lastname@example.org. Drink responsibly!
Barra of Mendocino (http://www.barraofmendocino.com)
All BARRA of Mendocino wines are made from 100% estate grown, hand-picked certified organic grapes. The combination of organic viticulture practices, coupled with unique geographic location in the Mendocino appellation, delivers premium wines that are truly representative of their "roots".
Benziger Family Winery (http://www.benziger.com)
85 acre Sonoma Mountain estate cultivates certified-sustainable, organic and Biodynamic grapes that have more flavor, intensity and site-specific vineyard character. They also share their knowledge by running a research and teaching center for their growing partners in the Sonoma County.
Ceago Vinegarden (http://www.ceago.com)
Their mission is to craft small lots of wine made from estate grown organic and biodynamic grapes using the best of old and new world winemaking techniques. Ceago Vinegarden is certified organic and biodynamic by Demeter. Sold locally in CA and OR.
Copper Mountain Vineyards (http://www.coopermountainwine.com)
Copper Mountain Vineyards more than 100 acres rests on the slope of an ancient volcano creating a unique terrain for their certified biodynamic wines.
Diamond Organics (http://www.diamondorganics.com)
Offers many organic wines, champagnes, sparkling wines, biodynamic wines, apertiffs, Organic Sake, organic microbrew, and non-alcoholic celebratory beverages.
EcoVine Wine Club (http://www.ecovinewine.com)
EcoVine Wines are from family owned wineries and master winemakers. The grapes are from vineyards that have small production in order to hand-care for their produce. They thoroughly research the wineries and the authenticity of their organic practices in the vineyards. These precious wines are not easy to find in grocery stores and liquor stores.
Four Chimney's Organic Winery (http://www.fourchimneysorganicwines.com)
Instead of pesticides, Four Chimney uses a natural balance of predator insects. Instead of fungicide, they use plant nutrition to boost the plant's immune system. No herbicides are used to combat weeds, but instead Four Chimney's uses laborious hand and tractor weeding or mulching. Also the commonly used animal products (bull's blood, gelatin, fish and egg whites) are not used in this winery, making their wine suitable for vegans.
Frey Vineyards (http://www.freywine.com)
Frey Vineyards, America's oldest organic vineyard, produces organic and bio-dynamic wines produced without sulfites. Frey Vineyards oversee grazing of cows, sheep and chickens in the vineyard rows in addition to growing their own herbs such as chamomile for the Biodynamic preparations. They encourage a diversity of plants to grow in buffer zones around our vineyard plots with the end result being a pure, organic and delicious Biodynamic wine.
Frogs Leap (http://www.frogsleap.com)
Frog's Leap offers biodynamic wines grown with great respect for the environment. In addition to sustainably grown wines, Frog's Leap is powered by solar energy, complemented by clean and renewable geothermal energy. They are also in the process of LEED certification for their building. Buy in their store in Napa Valley or online.
Grgich Hills (http://www.grgich.com)
Grgich Hills is a biodynamic farm in the heart of Napa Valley, with over 30 years of winemaking experience. Growing grapes in a sustainable way has always been a top priority at Grgich Hills. They believe that using sustainable, environmentally friendly methods is the only realistic long-term way to maintain healthy, productive vineyards without poisoning the soil. As of 2006, Grgich vineyards were certified organic, and in 2007 they were certified Biodynamic. In 2006, Grgich Hills went solar, installing 13,000 sq ft of solar panels which covers close to 100% of their electrical needs!
Long Meadow Ranch Winery (http://www.longmeadowranch.com)
Long Meadow Ranch is not only a certified organic winery, but an integrated organic farming system which includes world class estate-produced olive oil, grass-fed Highland cattle, an organic vegetable garden, and an egg-producing poultry flock. Long Meadow Ranch is also 100% solar powered, using biodiesel fuels for all their farm equipment.
Organic Vintners (http://www.organicvintners.com)
The Organic Vintners family offers a broad selection of domestic and international certified organic wines that are better for the environment and your health. They work with wineries that operate under strict viticulture standards in order to offer you an extensive organic, vegan and biodynamic collection that is high in quality and unique to the U.S. Check out their biodynamic and vegan champagne.
The Organic Wine Company (http://www.theorganicwinecompany.com)
All of Organic Wine Company's wines are Earth-friendly, made in partnership with Nature with certified organic grapes. They are free of pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers and other synthetic chemicals. Essential preservatives (Sulfur Dioxide or Sulfites) are kept to a minimum. In the cellar, modern and traditional techniques are combined, producing the best possible wines. Grapes are often picked by hand and the wines made gently, with minimal handling and filtration.
The Organic Wine Press (http://organicwinepress.com)
Small store on the Oregon coast offering a fine selection of organic, no sulfite added, and no spray wines.
Yorkville Cellars (http://www.yorkville-cellars.com)
Located in the Mendocino Valley on an approved viticultural area, Yorkville Cellars is the most awarded California winery using certified organic grapes. Try the 2003 Richard the Lion-Heart for the best bang for your buck.