~Five Compelling Reasons to Drink Organic
1) Better Flavor and Taste
Organic farming starts with nourishment of the soil which eventually
leads to the nourishment of the planet and ultimately, our palates.
Perfectly ripened organically grown grapes offer pure flavor
and great fruit intensity.
2) Keep Chemicals Out of Your Glass
Two-thirds of all pesticides on the market are not registered
under current EPA health standards. Many EPA-approved pesticides
were registered long before researchers linked chemicals to
cancer and other diseases. Now the EPA considers 60% of all
herbicides, 90% of all fungicides, and 30% of all insecticides
to be potentially carcinogenic. The bottom line is that pesticides
are poisons designed to kill living organisms and can also be
harmful to humans. In addition to cancer, pesticides are implicated
in birth defects, nerve damage, and genetic mutation.
3) Support Organic Farmers and Their Health
Most organic wineries are small, independently owned and operated
family vineyards, concerned primarily with the environment and
itsentire life-chain. Farmworker health is a major concern.
A National Cancer Institute study found that farmers exposed
to herbicides had a six times greater risk than non-farmers
of contracting cancer. An estimated one million people are poisoned
annually by pesticides.
4) Protect Groundwater Quality
Organic farming protects and conserves our water resources.
According to EPA estimates, pesticides are contaminating the
groundwater in thirty-eight states, polluting the primary source
of drinking water for more than half the country's population.
5) Prevent Soil Erosion
Soil is the foundation of the food chain in organic farming.
Due to our history of conventional farming methods, we are suffering
from the worst soil erosion in history.
Following list is compiled of already existing
links on the site and new ones. All existing and WORKING links
from my site are integrated below in purple
Quivira Vineyards, Sonoma,CA
To find your Organic Wines the easy way - try
Zap. They have a delightful selection of organic, mostly
For International Wines we recommend The
Organic Wine Company specialized in certified Organic wines.
Many extraordinary Organic French wines are available here.
We snapped up a couple of wonderful Vintage wines for our collection,
like a Languedoc Syrah, which will be perfect in 2008. Their
samplers of three or six bottles introduce us into new wine
regions we would like to explore.
For wines from Portugal, Portugal
Quinta da Comenda.
Organic and Biodynamic Wine and Vineyard
for California, Oregon, Washington
AETNA SPRINGS CELLARS VINEYARD & WINERY
BARRA OF MENDOCINO WINERY & REDWOOD VALLEY VINEYARD
Wines made with CCOF certified organically grown
BENZIGER FAMILY WINERY
WINERY & VINEYARD
VINEYARD AND WINERY
RIDGE VINEYARD & WINERY
WINERY & VINEYARD
ROCCA WINERY AND VINEYARD
ESTATE-MONT SAINT JOHN VINEYARD & WINERY
COMPANY VINEYARD & WINERY
ESTATE WINERY & VINEYARD
Potter Valley, CA
PORTER CREEK WINERY
SPOTTSWOODE VINEYARD & WINERY
1902 Madrona Avenue; St. Helena 94574
WINE CELLARS VINEYARD & WINERY
EISELE FAMILY ESTATE VINEYARD & WINER
WILD HOG VINEYARD & WINERY
CELLARS VINEYARD & WINERY
Quote from the Copper mountain website:
"Beyond our day to day operations we look to the future.
Like the effort to take the vineyards organic/biodynamic, Dr.
Gross looks to apply homeopathics to wine in an effort to enhance
flavors and body naturally. "Wine is a living organism." noted
Dr. Gross. "If vines can be healthier with biodynamic preparations
and homeopathics, I believe wine will respond similarly. On-going
experiments are proving this theory to be true but it will be
a few more years before details will be made public."
Chateau du Vent D'Autan
Domaine de la Batteuse
Domaine du Vieux Chene
Les Beatines Coteaux D’Aix
Chapoutier - Cotes du Rhone
Chateau La Baronne - Corbieres
Chateau Bousquette - Languedoc
Chateau de Caraguiles - Corbieres
Chateau Laguirou - Languedoc
Chateau Romanin - Provence
Chateau Veronique - Languedoc
Domaine de la Bouletiere - France
Domaine de Cedres - Cotesdu Rhone
Domaine Lombier - Hermitage
Domaine du Mas Cremat - Rousillon
Domaine de Parc - L'Herault
Domaine de Solitude - Cotesdu Rhone
Frick - Alsace
Mas de la Dame - Provence
Mas de Gourgonnier - Provence
Reynaud - Vaucluse
Pipoul De Pinot, Languedoc
La Fiole du Pape Grenache, Chateneuf du Pape
Mottoura - Italy
Nouva Cappelletta - Italy
Pizzolato - Italy
Trade Organic Wine
Sierra Nevada Brewing
Butte Creek Brewing
Smith Organic Lagers
Additonal Info: Jim Motavalli writes about Green
Beer and rates the offerings from a number of breweries
Earth Coffee Co.
Sky Soda Co.
(not organic, but naturally healthy)