Voodoo Vintners

Oregon's Astonishing Biodynamic Winegrowers

Cole, Katherine

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Voodoo Vintners
Could cow horns, vortexes, and the words of a prophet named Rudolf Steiner hold the key to producing the most alluring wines in the world--and to saving the planet? In Voodoo Vintners wine writer Katherine Cole reveals the mysteries of biodynamic winegrowing and explores its practice on Oregon vineyards. Cole's story of biodynamic winegrowing starts on the back of a motorcycle in Persia and ends on a farm where the work is done by draft horses, chickens, and goats. It is a tradition that can be traced from Paleolithic times to the finest domaines in Burgundy today. At the epicenter of the American biodynamic revolution are the Oregon vintners who believe that this spiritual style of farming results in the truest translations of terroir and the purest pinot noirs possible. Cole introduces these "voodoo vintners" of Oregon, revealing why the need to farm biodynamically courses through their blood and examining their motivations and rationalizations." Voodoo Vintners answers the call of oenophiles everywhere for more information about this "beyond organic" style of farming. Cole's engaging narrative is a must-read for anyone interested in wine, sustainable agriculture, or the food movement.

Publisher: Corvallis, OR : Oregon State University Press, 2011
ISBN: 0870716050
Branch Call Number: 634.888409795 C6895v 2011
Characteristics: x, 182 p. ;,23 cm


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Biodynamic winemaking and farming is becoming more common. Purity is the key in this great narrative of sustainable agriculture and aspiring vintners in the competitive Oregon wine scene.

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