Local Beer, Ciders & Seltzers
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Bard’s Tale Beer Company
Canon & Draw Brewing Company
Crazy Rooster Brewing Co
Diamondback Brewing Company
EinStok Beer Company
Michelob Ultra Organic
New Planet Gluten-Free Beer
Parkway Brewing Company
Peak Organic Beer
Port City Brewing
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Biodynamic wines contain no chemicals and additives throughout the winemaking process. As grapes grow, they are free of any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and chemicals. When grapes are harvested and made into wine, they too are free of any GMOs and sulfites. Biodynamic wines differ from organic wines in that they take the entire ecosystem into consideration as grapes are grown. To be certified under either of the two biodynamic wine certifications – Demeter and Biodyvin – vineyards must maintain exceptional soil health and vintners must time their planting schedules with lunar cycles to ensure the best agricultural health.
Sustainable wines aim to have a winemaking process that protects the environment, supports social responsibility, maintains economic feasibility, and produces high quality wines. As grapes are grown, harvested, and made into wine, a multitude of environmental factors are prioritized. This includes everything from maintaining biodiversity on vineyards to ensure soil health, to implementing recycling measures that conserve water as grapes are growing, to utilizing renewable energy technology like solar, as wine is being produced. When you grab a bottle of wine that’s sustainable, you know that your wine was made with the environment, social responsibility, economic viability, and high quality in mind.
Working Organic Wines:
Many vineyards use organic practices on their grapevines but do not want to incur the cost of getting an organic certification. To become a certified organic vineyard can be very expensive. Working organic vineyards produce high quality wines that are just as good as certified organic wines without the extra cost of a certification.
Certified Organic Wines:
Certified organic wines do not at any point during the winemaking process contain – synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals. When grapes begin growing in the vineyard, these agents are absent. As grapes are grown, harvested, and made into wine, any additives are also organically grown, free of any genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and sulfites, preservatives with antioxidants and antibacterial properties. Organic certification is complex and varies across borders. At its core, the organic program is about the protection of natural resources, to promote biodiversity and limit the use of synthetic products, especially in the vineyards.
Grazing-Based Viticulture Wines:
This is not organic. This is not biodynamic. Organic and biodynamic practices are positive steps, but Grazing-Based Viticulture sets a higher bar. Grazing-Based Viticulture was first conceived and implemented at Antiquum Farm in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Repeatedly rotating animals like chickens, sheep, geese, quail, pigs, and ducks throughout the vineyards creates an ecosystem that does not require fertilizers, compost, or foliar feeds. This truly isolates the vineyard site, conserves resources, and creates wines of individualistic spirit and truthful terroir.