Biodynamic argriculture is a complex, holistic approach to farming practiced by some of the finest wine and cider makers in the world.
For this event we get to chat with two of those very people! Deirdre Heekin of La Garagista Farm & Winery and Eleanor Leger of Eden Ciders are in the house to chat about the practices of their vineyard/orchard and taste through some of their incredible products. We'll have cheese, charcuterie and house snacks to pair with the cider and wine.
Join us for a night not to be missed!
Deirdre Heekin is a wine maker, sommelier and freelance writer and essayist with work featured in Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture and included in the anthology Best Food Writing, has studied wine and winegrowing all throughout Italy, as well as France and Austria. In 2010, she received a grant from the Vermont Farm Women’s Fund to study biodynamic viticulture in Burgundy at the L’Ecole du Vins and des Terroirs. She continues to study winegrowing in both Italy and France. In 2009, a memoir about wine and spirits and how they led her to start La Garagista in collaboration with her husband was released: Libation: A Bitter Alchemy as well as In Late Winter We Ate Pears: A Year of Hunger and Love. She manages the wine program at the restaurant. Together, Caleb and Deirdre have also begun to craft infused brandies and nocino, as well as writing for their blog hungerandlove.blogspot.com. They return each year to Italy for taste, research, and inspiration.