Posts Tagged "biodynamic farming"


Hedges Family Estate: Perfect Harmony

Hedges Family Estate: Perfect Harmony


Posted on May 15, 2024

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Hedges Family Estate.

In the heart of Washington’s Columbia Valley, Hedges Family Estate stands out not only for its exceptional wines but also for its commitment to biodynamic farming. Founded by Tom and Anne-Marie Hedges, this family-owned winery has deep roots in the region and a dedication to sustainable practices that sets it apart.

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Maysara Winery: Deeply Connected

Maysara Winery: Deeply Connected


Posted on Jun 28, 2023

Last year we had the pleasure of sitting down with Moe Momtazi, founder of the highly respected Momtazi Vineyards and critically acclaimed Maysara Winery in Oregon’s northern Willamette Valley.

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Tahmiene Momtazi.

We learned the story of the their humble beginnings and how Moe and his wife Flora’s journey truly defied the odds beyond any winery story we’ve heard to date.

They fled their native Iran on motorcycles during the revolutionary period of the early 1980s seeking political asylum in the United States. As they outran Iranian authorities they initially reached Madrid, Spain; Flora 8 months pregnant with their eldest daughter Tahmiene. That daughter is now the winemaker at Maysara since 2007. A mother herself to two young children, Tahmiene Momtazi’s journey in both wine and parenthood has now come full circle.

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Some of the vineyards at Youngberg Hill.

Biodynamics (also referred to as Biodynamic Farming or Biodynamic Agriculture) is definitely a hot topic in the wine world theses days. Some of the most revered vineyards in the world have adopted the practice. We are talking the likes of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine LeRoy, Maison M. Chapoutier, Domaine Zind Humbrecht, to name just a handful of the more than 700 worldwide wine estates employing this controversial and little understood practice.

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