Dirt, Regenerative Farming and What Farming Truly Means to Today’s Young American Farmers - The Burnt Hill Project via Old Westminster Winery
Just six years ago, Maryland's Old Westminster Winery turned heads at Boston's Drink Local Conference. Today, they're in the midst of producing, as they call it, "an iconic Maryland red" at their newly planted Burnt Hill. Drew calls this particular area the "mid-Maryland ridge," west of Sugarloaf Mountain and the BlueRidge.
“We’re going to challenge current beliefs with unique and transparent wines – wines that offer balance, nuance, and character. We’re going to farm thoughtfully, using biodiverse cover crops, biodynamic principles and incorporating animals. And then, in the winery, we’re going to craft wines with a light hand, ferment with indigenous yeast, and bottle it all without fining or filtration. These wines will be made without makeup – a pure reflection of the time and place where they’re grown and the people who guided the process." Drew Baker.
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Tuesdays - 9-10pm Twitter, hashtag: #winestudio
Week 1 - Tuesday 4 June: The American Family Farm > How Old Westminster Winery is Establishing a Farming Legacy
Introduction to the Baker family.
Week 2 - Tuesday 11 June: The Burnt Hill Project - “Wind blows, fire burns…”
Climate, Grapes, Soil and Biodynamics
Week 3 - Tuesday 18 June: Summer Solstice Festival - A Natural Wine Celebration
The Wine Festival is Dead, Long live the Wine Festival! Why this particular wine festival matters for the Mid-Atlantic Wine Region
Week 4 - Tuesday 25 June: The Afterglow of Solstice > Now What? A Family Moving Forward
More info to come!