NZ vineyard earns Demeter certification
NZ vineyard farmed biodynamically from inception earns Demeter certification
Pyramid Valley Vineyards in North Canterbury was the first vineyard in New Zealand and one of only a few in the world, to be established from the outset under the most stringent biodynamic principles, and now 10 years later, it has earned Demeter certification.
“Most producers establish their vineyards conventionally and then convert to organics and biodynamics over time due to the difficulty in vine establishment and the cost to do this biodynamically,” says Caine Thompson, Pyramid Valley Vineyards managing director.
“Consequently, Pyramid Valley is one of the world’s unique vineyards, where no systemic chemicals have ever been used.”
In a quest to link this feat into the wine world market, Pyramid Valley Vineyards has achieved Demeter certification for biodynamic farming for wine grape production.