Many of us have a romanticized view of the winemaking process. Bucolic, rolling, verdant vineyards tended by generations of stewards of the land bottling poetry. But at its core, growing grapes and fermenting them into the white and red elixirs that have been part of our diet since virtually the beginning of humankind is agriculture. And agriculture is hard on the soils where it is practiced. My guest on this Tasting Room Live will discuss why sustainable farming is not just the way forward, it’s the only way forward. Beth Vukmanic is the Program Director of the Vineyard team at SIP Certified, an organization that, among other things, promotes sustainable viniculture.
Our discussion—and your questions and comments—will touch on the many aspects of what “sustainable in practice” means. It’s much more than lowering the carbon footprint and revitalizing vineyard soil. It’s an extension of the social contract. If that seems like a surprising leap, Beth can also explain why “Stairway to Heaven” is actually perfectly suited to being played on the harp!
Tuesday, May 11th at 1pm PST on Clubhouse and Tuesday, May 18th at 4pm PST on Facebook Live and YouTube.