Badenhorst Family Wines is committed to sustainable and biodynamic farming practices, which means they take a holistic approach to their vineyards and winemaking. This includes a focus on soil health, biodiversity, and minimal intervention in the winemaking process.
To ensure the health of their soil, they practice cover cropping, which involves planting crops between the rows of vines to help enrich the soil and reduce erosion. They also use compost and natural fertilizers to provide the vines with the nutrients they need to grow.
In addition to cover cropping, Badenhorst employs a range of biodynamic practices, such as using natural preparations made from herbs and minerals to enhance soil health and promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms. They also follow the lunar calendar when planting, pruning, and harvesting their grapes, as they believe this can have a positive impact on the quality of their wines.
When it comes to winemaking, Badenhorst takes a minimalist approach, allowing the grapes to express themselves naturally without the use of excessive intervention or additives. They use wild yeasts for fermentation and avoid using fining agents and filtration wherever possible.