Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Wine Lands Beckons Aug. 8-10 at Outside Lands: Check Out the Organically Grown Options
More than 36 wineries will be pouring at the event. Check out the organic among them:
100% Organic Brands
(Make only organically grown wines; you don't have to wonder which wine is or isn't)
• Long Meadow Ranch, Napa
Famous for their Sauvignon Blanc...
• Preston Farm and Winery
If they're pouring their Organic Syrah (unlikely since it's a very limited production wine), do not miss it. But whatever they have, enjoy…this winery is one of the organic rock stars when it comes to land, farming and wine.
• Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Napa
Famous for their Pinot…and they make a coveted Rosé…(you should be so lucky as to find it at this event)...
Wineries with Some Organically Grown Wines
(Ask the winemakers what's what - some wines are and some wines aren't)
• Calder Wine Company
Rory Williams makes a limited production Riesling from a historic, organic vineyard in Napa…and he'll be pouring it at the event…the vines are 60+ years old and still going strong…and they're dry farmed, to boot...
Known as the Masters of Syrah…but their Biodynamic stuff is the expensive stuff they're best known for, but they make a 5+ organically grown wines as well…
Their prized Albarino and Rosé will be poured. Both are lovely and worth seeking out…and both are from Central Coast Biodynamic vines...
(Wineries that sometimes make 1-2 wines from organic or Biodynamic vines)
• Bonny Doon (makes a white Rhone blend)
• Broc Cellars (variable; may have one)