"This blog is all about biodynamic wine in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

This is a great place to be if you're interested in learning about biodynamic wine...and reading inspiring and insightful stories about those who are growing and making it.

As well as why if you drink wine... choosing biodynamic wine...is a really, really, really good choice...for your health... as well as for the wellbeing of our planet...and the survival of our species!"

~ Joe and Jean

Welcome to Joe and Jean's epic Willamette Valley biodynamic wine adventure!

This blog is the home of our kooky project...and we trust it will unfold in beautiful ways...into...honestly...Lord knows what!

We're super passionate about biodynamic agriculture and have wanted to visit the Willamette Valley for a very long time.

Everything else is the natural unfolding from our passions.

SO...I invite you to join us on this epic adventure...follow along...let us know what you'd like to know more about..and less too!

We want this to be a community effort...starting with the biodynamic growers and winemakers in the Willamette Valley of Oregon and expanding literally and virtually around the world!

Blog posts

Visit with Winemaker Chris Willams at Brooks Wine

Very Likely blinded by what I didn’t know…somehow…I thought…this was going to be a super fun…and here’s the silly part…yes…I invite you to laugh…”with me” …I actually thought writing these blog posts…was going to be easy. You see…I write a lot…and yet…diving deep…very quickly into the world of biodynamic wine…in Willamette…which is new to me…has …

Warmth at Winderlea Vineyard and Winery

Jean and I started planning this…Willamette Valley biodynamic wine adventure…over six months ago. When we sent our first emails…making initial contact with the biodynamic vineyards and winemakers…one of the first to respond was Bill Sweat at Winderlea Vineyard and Winery in the picturesque Dundee Hills AVA. Bill’s response was filled with warmth and enthusiasm for …

Legendary…Cooper Mountain Vineyards

I’m glad I got the “who are we to write this blog”…out of the way…in an earlier blog post. Why?..because…honestly that inspired me to have a bit of courage…enough to be able to follow through on this kooky blog idea…and schedule visits with legends in the world of biodynamic viticulture in the Willamette Valley. Today…we …

A complete guide to biodynamic wine in the Willamette Valley! This is a work in progress! And together we’ll create an amazing resource!

As we connect with each of the winemakers in this directory…we will add photos and short descriptions to each listing!

And we’re planning on building a dedicated page for each biodynamic winemaker.

And of course, we’re super excited to visit each…in person..in June…to interview…tour…taste…and share our experiences with you!

For now, it’s a bit rough…and I judge that’s the way biodynamic viticulture is… AND this is a great start…click the continue reading link below to see the directory in progress!

Continue reading “A complete guide to biodynamic wine in the Willamette Valley! This is a work in progress! And together we’ll create an amazing resource!”

Biodynamic Resources

Demeter USA

Demeter USA is the only certifier for Biodynamic farms and products in America. While all of the organic requirements for certification under the National Organic Program are required for Biodynamic certification, the Demeter standard is much more extensive, with stricter requirements around imported fertility, greater emphasis on on-farm solutions for disease, pest, and weed control, and in depth specifications around water conservation and biodiversity.

Click here to learn more about Demeter USA!

The Biodynamic Association (BDA) awakens and enlivens co-creative relationships between humans and the earth, transforming the practice and culture of agriculture to renew the vitality of the earth, the integrity of our food, and the health and wholeness of our communities. 

The BDA is a participatory, membership-based nonprofit organization that works to nurture the North American biodynamic movement as a diverse, collaborative, and thriving ecosystem. We help thousands of new people understand and practice biodynamics, bringing health to the land and vitality to the food system, and build bridges and partnerships to deepen and evolve the movement toward regenerative agriculture and social justice.

Click here to learn more about The Biodynamic Association.

Why Biodynamic Wine Is The Future