Viticulture

Cream Wine Company is committed to supporting producers who use natural viticulture. Natural viticulture respects the land and environment with an attempt to reveal the integrity of the fruit and terroir. Natural viticulture includes the categories biodynamic, organic and sustainable, which are not to be confused with natural vinification procedures in the winery and cellar (a minimalist approach to winemaking that avoids chemical additives and adjustments). Wines labeled “organic” and “biodynamic” do follow stricter vinification procedures than those labeled “made with biodynamic grapes” and “made with organic grapes,” however, are not to automatically be categorized as “natural wines.”

The road to terroir is paved with good intentions, but the term ‘natural’ has become a lightening rod for controversy, misuse and self-righteous dogma. In order to create a standard, many producers have chosen to go the path of certification. There are governing bodies in every nation that monitor certification. Many wineries choose not to obtain certification for various reasons and thus are listed on this site as “practicing.” Cream’s natural viticulture winery partners that adhere to biodynamic and organic practices are listed below. Although sustainable viticulture has governing organizations and is based on the preservation of land and living things and prevention of erosion, we have not included sustainable certified wineries or sustainable practicing wineries in this list.

Read more about natural viticultural practices and certification:
Demeter Association, Inc.
Ecocert
Biodyanmic Farming and Gardening Association
Stella Natura Biodynamic Calendar
Organic Wine Journal
Organic Consumers Association
Low Input Viticulture and Enology (L.I.V.E.)
Salmon Safe
ATTRA: National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
ISO 14000

Biodynamic Viticultural Practices & Certification

Biodynamic viticulture follows the teachings of Austrian scientist and philosopher Rudolf Steiner. Biodynamic farmers plan for the growth of the leaves, roots, flowers or fruit according to the cosmic and terrestrial forces that influence life energy; the work in the vineyard and cellar corresponds to the rhythm of the moon and stars, the time of year, and even the time of day. In addition to relying on the cosmos, the goal of biodynamic viticulture is to create a self-sufficient, individually unique ecosystem. Biodiversity is encouraged at the farm. This form of viticulture has been adopted by an increasing number of high quality producers around the world.

Producer Country Region Farming
Alexandre Bain France Loire Certified Biodynamic
Alvaro Palacios Spain Catalunya Practicing Biodynamic
Autour de l'Anne France Languedoc-Roussillon Practicing Biodynamic
Barmes Buecher France Alsace Certified Biodynamic
Booker Vineyard USA California - Central Coast Practicing Biodynamic
Brooks USA Oregon Certified Biodynamic
Casal Figueira Portugal Lisboa Practicing Biodynamic
Cesconi Italy Trentino-Alto Adige/Sudtirol Practicing Biodynamic
Champagne Laherte Frères France Champagne Practicing Biodynamic
Chateau de Beru France Burgundy Certified Biodynamic
Chateau le Puy France Bordeaux Certified Biodynamic
Chateau Pimpine France Bordeaux Certified Biodynamic
Descendientes de Jose Palacios Spain Castilla y Leon Practicing Biodynamic
Domaine de Chassorney France Burgundy Practicing Biodynamic
Domaine de L'Octavin France Jura Certified Biodynamic
Domaine de la Grande Colline France Rhone Practicing Biodynamic
Domaine de Pallus France Loire Practicing Biodynamic
Domaine du Jas France Rhone Practicing Biodynamic
Domaine Huet France Loire Certified Biodynamic
Domaine Jean-Paul Dubost France Beaujolais Practicing Biodynamic
Dominio de Pingus Spain Castilla y Leon Practicing Biodynamic
Dominio del Urogallo Spain Asturias Practicing Biodynamic
Emidio Pepe Italy Abruzzo Certified Biodynamic
Fabien Jouves France South West France Certified Biodynamic
Fidencio Mezcal Mexico Oaxaca Practicing Biodynamic
Finca Parera Spain Catalunya Certified Biodynamic
Frank Cornelissen Italy Sicily Practicing Biodynamic
Fred Cossard France Burgundy Practicing Biodynamic
Kiralyudvar Winery Hungary Northern Hungary Practicing Biodynamic
La Clarine Farm USA California - Sierra Foothills Practicing Biodynamic
Maison en Belles Lies France Burgundy Practicing Biodynamic
Mas Jullien France Languedoc-Roussillon Practicing Biodynamic
Montsecano Chile Aconcagua Practicing Biodynamic
Pagos de Nona Spain Castilla y Leon Practicing Biodynamic
Pepe Raventos Spain Catalunya Practicing Biodynamic
Podere Le Boncie Italy Tuscany Practicing Biodynamic
Raventos i Blanc Spain Catalunya Practicing Biodynamic
Recrue des Sens France Burgundy Certified Biodynamic
San Fereolo Italy Piedmont Certified Biodynamic
Sebastien Riffault France Loire Certified Biodynamic
Vina Gonzalez Bastias Chile Central Valley Practicing Biodynamic

Organic Viticultural Practices & Certification

Organic viticulture, as compared to conventional viticulture, is defined in the 1990 U.S. Farm Bill as “a system of grape growing which does not use industrially-synthesized compounds on the soil or the vines in order to increase fertility or to combat pest problems.” The consumer awareness and demand for organic wine is increasing every year, and Cream Wine Company has an extensive selection of organic wines.

Producer Country Region Farming
Alvaro Castro Portugal Beiras Practicing Organic
Amplify Wines USA California - Central Coast Practicing Organic
Antidoto Spain Castilla y Leon Practicing Organic
Antoine Sunier France Beaujolais Practicing Organic
Antonelli Italy Umbria Certified Organic
Armas de Guerra Spain Castilla y Leon Practicing Organic
Ata Rangi New Zealand Wairarapa Certified Organic
Barbacan Italy Lombardy Practicing Organic
Barbolini Italy Emilia-Romagna Certified Organic
Barco de Piedra Spain Castilla y Leon Practicing Organic
Barone Cornacchia Italy Abruzzo Certified Organic
Bartolo Mascarello Italy Piedmont Practicing Organic
Bedrock Wine Co. USA California - Sonoma Practicing Organic
Bernabeleva Spain Madrid Practicing Organic
Bodegas Alba Viticultores Spain Andalusia Practicing Organic
Bodegas Albamar Spain Galicia Practicing Organic
Bodegas Berroja Spain Basque Country Practicing Organic
Bodegas Hermanos Pecina Spain La Rioja (Spain) Practicing Organic
Bodegas Olivares Spain Murcia Practicing Organic
Bodegas Torremoron Spain Castilla y Leon Practicing Organic
Boira' Italy Veneto Certified Organic
Bonavita Italy Sicily Practicing Organic
Brand Germany Pfalz Practicing Organic
Brovia Italy Piedmont Practicing Organic
Ca' Nova Italy Piedmont Practicing Organic
Cappellano Italy Piedmont Practicing Organic
Cascina delle Rose Italy Piedmont Practicing Organic
Cava Recaredo Spain Catalunya Practicing Organic
Cave des Tilleuls Switzerland Practicing Organic
Caves Naveran Spain Catalunya Practicing Organic
Celler Vilafranca Spain Catalunya Practicing Organic
Celler Vinos Pinol Spain Catalunya Certified Organic
Champagne Vadin-Plateau France Champagne Practicing Organic
Chateau Auney l'Hermitage France Bordeaux Certified Organic
Chateau Chantecler France Bordeaux Practicing Organic
Chateau Massiac France Languedoc-Roussillon Certified Organic
Chateau Moulin de Tricot France Bordeaux Practicing Organic
Chateau Pradeaux France Provence Practicing Organic
Chateau Simone France Provence Practicing Organic
Chateau Soucherie France Loire Practicing Organic
Chateau Valcombe France Rhone Practicing Organic
Cirelli Italy Abruzzo Certified Organic
Ciro Picariello Italy Campania Practicing Organic
Columna Spain Galicia Practicing Organic
Companon Arrieta Spain La Rioja (Spain) Certified Organic
Cortijo Spain La Rioja (Spain) Practicing Organic
Da Capo Italy Piedmont Practicing Organic
Dacu Spain Extremadura Practicing Organic
Davis Family Vineyards USA California - Sonoma Practicing Organic
Denis Lattard France Drome Certified Organic
Domaine Benjamin Taillandier France Languedoc-Roussillon Certified Organic
Domaine Bois de Boursan France Rhone Practicing Organic
Domaine de Fenouillet France Rhone Certified Organic
Domaine de Montbourgeau France Jura Practicing Organic
Domaine de Pajot France South West France Certified Organic
Domaine du Facteur France Loire Certified Organic
Domaine Faillenc Sainte-Marie France Languedoc-Roussillon Certified Organic
Domaine Fourrier France Burgundy Practicing Organic
Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy France Burgundy Practicing Organic
Domaine Henri Prudhon France Burgundy Practicing Organic
Domaine Hubert Lignier France Burgundy Practicing Organic
Domaine Isle Saint Pierre France Rhone Practicing Organic
Domaine Jacques Carillon France Burgundy Practicing Organic
Domaine La Manarine France Rhone Certified Organic
Domaine Lionnet France Rhone Certified Organic
Domaine Louis Boillot France Burgundy Practicing Organic
Domaine Louis Magnin France Savoie Certified Organic
Domaine Lucien Crochet France Loire Practicing Organic
Domaine Marie et Vincent Tricot France Auvergne Certified Organic
Domaine Matin Calme France Languedoc-Roussillon Certified Organic
Domaine Overnoy-Crinquand France Jura Certified Organic
Domaine Philippe Tessier France Loire Certified Organic
Domaine Yves Cuilleron France Rhone Practicing Organic
Du Cropio Italy Calabria Practicing Organic
Elio Altare Italy Piedmont Practicing Organic
Elizia USA California Practicing Organic
Enderle & Moll Germany Baden Practicing Organic
Eric Bordelet France Normandy Certified Organic
Etienne Becheras France Rhone Practicing Organic
Evesham Wood USA Oregon Certified Organic
Filippi Italy Veneto Certified Organic
Flora Springs USA California - Napa Practicing Organic
Francois Dhumes France Auvergne Practicing Organic
Gen del Alma Argentina Mendoza Practicing Organic
Giuseppe Mascarello Italy Piedmont Practicing Organic
Gordo Spain Murcia Practicing Organic
Grosjean Freres Italy Valle d'Aosta Practicing Organic
Haden Fig USA Oregon Certified Organic
Hermanos del Villar Spain Castilla y Leon Practicing Organic
Il Censo Italy Sicily Practicing Organic
Isole e Olena Italy Tuscany Practicing Organic
J. Christopher USA Oregon Practicing Organic
J.B. Becker Germany Rheingau Certified Organic
Jacques Selosse France Champagne Practicing Organic
Jean Chauvenet France Burgundy Practicing Organic
Jean-Philippe Fichet France Burgundy Practicing Organic
Jean-Pierre Robinot France Loire Practicing Organic
Jean-Yves Peron France Savoie Practicing Organic
Julian Haart Germany Mosel Practicing Organic
Julien Sunier France Beaujolais Practicing Organic
La Cartuja Spain Catalunya Practicing Organic
La Nevera Spain La Rioja (Spain) Practicing Organic
La Petite Tour France Bordeaux Practicing Organic
La Roche Buissiere France Rhone Certified Organic
La Sibilla Italy Campania Practicing Organic
La Venenosa Mexico Jalisco Practicing Organic
La Vida al Camp Spain Catalunya Practicing Organic
Laberinto Chile Central Valley Practicing Organic
Le Fraghe Italy Veneto Certified Organic
Le Pianelle Italy Piedmont Practicing Organic
Les Deux Terres France Ardeche Practicing Organic
Les Lunes Wine USA California Practicing Organic
Les Tetes France Loire Certified Organic
Lexington Wine Co. USA California - Central Coast Practicing Organic
Marenas Vinedo y Bodega Spain Andalusia Practicing Organic
Melville Winery USA California - Central Coast Practicing Organic
Michel Gahier France Jura Practicing Organic
Molinetto Italy Piedmont Practicing Organic
Monastero Suore Cistercensi Italy Lazio Practicing Organic
Montenidoli Italy Tuscany Certified Organic
Montepeloso Italy Tuscany Practicing Organic
Musto Carmelitano Italy Basilicata Practicing Organic
Once & Future USA California - Napa Practicing Organic
Paolo Bea Italy Umbria Practicing Organic
Papa Spain Galicia Practicing Organic
Partida Creus Spain Catalunya Practicing Organic
Pazo de Galegos Spain Galicia Practicing Organic
Peter Lauer Germany Mosel Practicing Organic
Peyrassol France Provence Practicing Organic
Philippe Foreau - Domaine du Clos Naudin France Loire Practicing Organic
Pinyolet Spain Catalunya Practicing Organic
Populis USA California Practicing Organic
Quebrada Del Chucao Chile Southern Regions Practicing Organic
Quinta da Muradella Spain Galicia Certified Organic
Ransom Wines & Spirits USA Oregon Certified Organic
Raul Perez Spain Galicia Practicing Organic
Rogue Vine Chile Southern Regions Practicing Organic
Rovellotti Italy Piedmont Practicing Organic
Ruth Lewandowski Wines USA Utah Practicing Organic
Saxum Vineyards USA California - Central Coast Practicing Organic
Scribe Winery USA California - Sonoma Practicing Organic
Señorío de Barahonda Spain Murcia Practicing Organic
Shelter Winery Germany Baden Practicing Organic
Sikele Italy Sicily Certified Organic
Sorelle Bronca Italy Veneto Practicing Organic
Stefan Vetter Germany Franconia Certified Organic
Stein Germany Mosel Practicing Organic
Tequila Calle 23 Mexico Jalisco Practicing Organic
Terre Gaie Italy Veneto Practicing Organic
The Wonderland Project USA California - Sonoma Practicing Organic
Thomas Fogarty USA California - Central Coast Practicing Organic
Tommaso Bussola Italy Veneto Practicing Organic
Valle dell'Acate Italy Sicily Practicing Organic
Vara y Pulgar Spain Andalusia Practicing Organic
Via Revolucionaria Argentina Mendoza Practicing Organic
Villa Creek USA California - Central Coast Practicing Organic
Vinos Patio Spain Castilla-La Mancha Certified Organic
Vins de Terrer Spain Catalunya Practicing Organic
Vizcarra Ramos Spain Castilla y Leon Practicing Organic
Vollenweider Germany Mosel Practicing Organic
Weiser-Kunstler Germany Mosel Practicing Organic
Zestos Spain Madrid Practicing Organic
Zorzal Argentina Mendoza Practicing Organic

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