Enjoy these photos of the day, photographed by Max Marriott.
|Moe Momtazi of Maysara welcomed the audience|
and delivered a keynote focusing on the commonality
of traditional farming practices across different cultures.
|The spacious winery was the perfect setting for the day long class.|
|Paul Dolan, founder of Bonterra, Paul Dolan Vineyards|
and other ventures, delivered a basic introduction
to Biodynamics. Dolan wrote the first book on
the wine industry and sustainability (True to Our Roots)
back in 2003 and was Chairman of the Wine Institute in
2006. He currently serves as the President of Demeter
USA's Board of Directors)
|Jim Fulmer, Demeter USA co-director, briefed the|
audience on Bioydnamic certification details
Following the seminar, participants enjoyed a Biodynamic wine tasting, featuring more than 25 wines from Oregon and Washington producers including Willamette Valley producers Brooks Wines, Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Johan Vineyards, Maysara and Montinore Estate, and Washington vintners Hedges Family Estate (from Red Mountain AVA) and Wilridge Winery (from Naches Heights AVA). Click here for photos of the wine tasting.