The not-so-pleasant-tasting sustainable wine of yesteryear is just that -- a thing of the past. Organic and biodynamic vintners like Agustin and Valeria Huneecus have fine-tuned their craft. Their biodynamic California vineyard Quintessa is named for what they hoped to produce from it: a quintessential red wine.
Seventeen years ago, Valeria Huneecus and her husband bought 280 acres of undeveloped land in the Napa Valley, untouched by chemicals or farm equipment for more than a century. At first, they produced their eco-friendly wine by farming semi-organically. But eventually the couple switched to biodynamic farming.