• Sara (Hessenflow) Harper

Making Regenerative Wine



Is there such a thing as a regenerative wine? What goes into making one? How does the regenerative mindset affect the taste of wine? These are just a few of the questions we will be exploring this week!


Members of our online community, Global Food & Farm will be able to learn about the process of making regenerative, biodynamic wine this week when we host a discussion on Wednesday, Aug. 24th at 2pm eastern (USA) with South African wine-maker, Johnathan Grieve, owner of Avondale Wine.


About Avondale Wine:
Our ethos, Terra Est Vita meaning ‘Soil is Life’ encapsulates our view of Avondale Estate as a dynamic living system where soil, water and energy; plants, animals and people;even our buildings, are part of a complex web of relationships and networks, interconnected and interdependent.
Premium Quality Wines– Our commitment to promoting life does not only lead to Mother Nature’s approval of our healthy, balanced vineyard ecosystem; it also ensures the premium quality of Avondale’s unique, naturally-made, slow wines.

Johnathan will share how he has transitioned depleted farmland using regenerative and biodynamic methods and mindsets. He will also discuss the natural fermentation or slow wine process he uses. Another topic: how the mindset of regenerative and biodynamic flow into every aspect of building and managing his growing wine brand.


Right now inside our online community, members can watch the background interview with Johnathan in our RegenFlix digital streaming library, where he shares about his early experiences and what led him to where he is today.


Be sure to check out the Avondale website as well as Johnathan's blog.


About Our Members-Only Online Community


Members of our Global Food & Farm Community, have the option of joining our online discussion events live and/or watching the recorded versions whenever they want through our digital streaming library, RegenFlix. It's kind of like a "Nerdy Netflix" focused on improving soil health, our food system and the environment.

The Global Food & Farm Community is a an ad-free, curated learning platform & video streaming service led by Dr. Jill Clapperton. We help you harness the power of nature to improve soil health & explain why it matters to consumers.

We are able to create and provide this ongoing learning source due to the subscription fee paid by our members. Click here to join us!

We create new learning content for members each week through online interviews, presentations and discussions with soil health, nutrition, and scientific experts from around the world. Our online community also enables members to chat directly with each other and participate in discussion forums on a wide range of soil health topics.


Our Community includes farmers from around the world including from the U.S., Canada, Australia, Finland, South Africa, the Netherlands and more.


Ready to join us? Click here.

Curious? Take a Tour!

Not a member yet? Curious about the benefits to you or your organization of membership or sponsorship of our online community? Email Sara Harper to learn more! We will be happy to provide you or your group with an online tour and answer any questions about the value we provide.



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