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Wine Is Sunlight Held Together By Water: Quivira Vineyards And Winery Review

To those of you who know me, this will be of no surprise, I love wine. I mean I really, really love wine. I am always looking for new organic and biodynamic wines that I haven’t tried before. Last night the mister and I enjoyed an evening wine tasting sponsored by Quivira Vineyards and Winery.

Quiveria provided us with a 2006 Zinfandel (Anderson Ranch, Dry Creek Valley) and 2008 Grenache Rose (Wine Creek Ranch, Dry Creek Valley). I would like to share what I loved about these wines and Quivira Winery – would you like to hear?

Quivira Vineyards is a small, family owned biodynamic and organic winery located in the heart of Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley and was founded in 1987. Through biodynamic and organic processes, they craft fabulous wines made from grapes grown on the estate’s vineyards. Biodynamic farming is a philosophy that treats a farm as a self sustaining system, that is responsible for creating and maintaining it’s individual health and vitality without external or unnatural additives.

Quivira’s artisan wines are produced in small lots, and from handpicked vineyards. They are committed to sustainable development and biodynamic farming. Quivira has been awarded certification through the Demeter Association. Products bearing the Demeter Association symbol has been grown by biodynamic agricultural methods according to very specific and rigorous standards.

Quivira’s sustainability practices include a creek restoration project to restore the Steelhead and Coho salmon population within Wine Creek, a small creek that runs through the Quivira estate. Also, to add to Quivira’s sustainability choices, it is a solar powered winery.

Now, let’s talk about the wines! The 2008 Grenache Rose was fully dry with hints of wild strawberries. It has a beautiful salmon-orange hue and was presented in a long elegant bottle. This would make an amazing holiday or hostess gift.

The 2006 Zinfandel was smooth, full bodied without being overbearing and had a fabulous mouth fill. It also had a beautiful rich color and excellent legs. Usually, I am partial to white wines, but this Zinfandel has won me over. It made it to my favorites list.

In a nutshell: Quivira Vineyards and Winery is focused on making the best wine possible, using sustainable farming practices and with as minimal impact to the land as possible. Now, that is something I can drink to. Cheers!

Give Quivira Wines a try and let me know what you think?

Have you tried biodynamic/organic wines? What are your favorites?

5 Responses to Wine Is Sunlight Held Together By Water: Quivira Vineyards And Winery Review

  1. Green Chick April 13, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    It is 7:50am and, thanks to this post, I am now craving wine.

    This is a problem.

    Not being a drinker of organic wines myself ((as a college student on a limited budget I am relegated to the $5 bottles at Kroger)) I wonder how the prices on these compare to those of other organic wines. Are they higher or is that about the median price? Also, does anyone know if these wines are sold in stores ((outside of California)) or if they’re distributed solely online.

  2. Sweet Greens April 13, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    Hi Green Chick,
    You can get a great organic wine for under $15. A great place to pick up organic wine is Whole Foods. Your local liquor store may also have a selection of organic/biodynamic wines. For more info on another great winery visit http://www.mysweetgreens.com/2009/03/it-was-fabulous-can-we-rewined_20.html
    Cheers.
    xo

  3. Laura Trevey April 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm #

    I love your title to this post 🙂

  4. Sweet Greens April 13, 2009 at 5:48 pm #

    Thank you Laura. I do too. xo

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