After years of trial and error by dedicated winemakers, biodynamic bottles are finally coming into their own
Like organic wines, biodynamics are made of grapes grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Biodynamic producers then take natural, biological and holistic farming methods a step further. Early examples were often earthy (in a bad way), as well as sour and bacterial. But over the last decade or so, the best winemakers at some of the most prestigious vineyards have honed their practices and improved quality enormously, to the point where the wines not only measure up to their non-biodynamic counterparts, but often surpass them. Of the wines given a stamp of approval by Demeter, the international biodynamic certification body, these are some of my favourites.