Winemaking is an art form—and, to biodynamic wine growers, a downright mystical experience. They follow planetary cycles, manage mysterious “life forces” in their vineyards, and subscribe to many other less out-there practices that look a lot like organic farming. In Voodoo Vintners, wine writer Katherine Cole wanders through their woo-woo world with an open but dutifully skeptical mind, capturing the quirkiness and passion of these characters while making oenophilic readers very, very thirsty.
Have something to say? Send a letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. This article first appeared in the September-October 2011 issue of Utne Reader.