Friday, the first day of the Merano WineFestival, has traditionally been dedicated to bio&dynamica, the selected overview of wineries that practice natural, organic and/or biodynamic viticulture.
This section, established in 2005, heralded the focus on organic products that developed later. It was initially organized by Gourmet’s International in collaboration with Caroline Pobitzer and Jan Hendrik Erbach at two different venues, first at Castel Katzenzungen (Prissiano) and then at Castel Kallmünz.
Since 2009 the event has been held at the stunning Pavillon des Fleurs, next to Kurhaus, and is organized exclusively by Gourmet’s International.
Now in its 8th year, bio&dynamica presents 60 Italian and European winemakers who have chosen to grow their grapes and produce their wines “the natural way”, following Steiner's philosophy, but always with the main objective of safeguarding and promoting the territory by adopting sustainable viticulture that respects nature.