FRIANT — Wine consumers and lovers of the Earth can celebrate Earth Day by tasting organic wines and learning more about sustainable and organic practices at Fäsi Estate Winery.
One of the award winning wineries on the Madera Wine Trail, Fäsi is located in the heart of California in the Madera Appellation Wine Region.
The Earth Day celebration takes place on Sunday, Apr. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fäsi Estate Winery’s main vineyard is a California Certified Organic Farm (CCOF).
“We began farming organically in 2003 with the release of our first vintage of Fäsi Crest Private Reserve Syrah,” explains Erica Magarian, Winery Manager for Fäsi Estate Winery. “Our main vineyard is CCOF 42 acres of Syrah grapes. The creation of this vineyard was inspired by the winery owner’s strong desire to be a good steward of the land.”
These days, Erica says, more people are focused on organic practices including wine consumers and they are curious as to what is in the wine they are drinking and how organic wine is made. Organic farming practices exclude the use of artificial chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides, with no synthetic chemicals of any kind.
“The fact that we use organic farming practices here at Fäsi Estate Winery definitely seems to intrigue our customers when they stop by to try our award-winning wines.”
Biodynamic wines are different than organic wines, Erica continues, saying that organic grape farming means to farm excluding any synthetic chemicals in the vineyard. Biodynamic grape farming also means to farm excluding any synthetic chemicals in the vineyard and then takes things to the next level by farming the vineyard using astrological influences and lunar cycles.
“The future for organic wines looks promising. I feel like organic wines will continue to become more popular based on the demand we are seeing throughout California.”