ORGANIC ACCREDITATION - DON'T
JUST SAY IT - SPRAY IT
Most people agree that it's good to go green. What's
less clear, though, are the certifications and descriptions
on many "environmentally friendly" products.
What's the difference between organic and biodynamic
farming, for example?
Who measures biodiversity or checks carbon neutrality?
The Wedderwill wine estate has been studying these principles
for many years.
The first item to consider is organic farming. The International
Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements tells us
that this is "the productions systems that sustains
the health of soils, ecosystems, and people.
This was of farming relies on ecological processes and
cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the
use of inputs with adverse effects."
At Wedderwill, only non-harmful chemicals in the vineyards
and the winery are used. These are certified organic
- safer for people and the planet.
"Natural" wines, in comparison, needn't be
certified in the same way, but are still made with as
little intervension as possible (using natural yeasts,
for example), Wedderwill follows these processes, too.
The latest Platter guide awarded Wedderwill's 2007 Sauvignon
Blanc four-and-a-half stars.
Wedderwill have decided to follow Mother Nature's lead.
In fact, the very name of the farm means "the will
of the weather" - a centuries-old-expression of
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