Biodynamic Wine Growing

Understanding the Vine and Its Rhythms

Edited by Jean-Michel Florin; Translated by Bernard Jarman


Quick Look

  • This unique book offers both practical advice for wine growers and an intriguing exploration of Goethean theory in relation to vines
  • Perfect for current biodynamic growers and those considering converting to biodynamic methods
  • A beautiful book with deluxe paper and fully illustrated with colour photographs
  • Includes expert case studies from America, France and New Zealand, each examining a different aspect of biodynamic viniculture
  • Jean-Michel Florin is the coordinator of the French biodynamic association and Head of Agriculture at the Goetheanum.

This fascinating book explores the nature of grape vines and their relationship to the environment in a beautifully illustrated guide by biodynamic wine expert Jean-Michel Florin.

Floris Books
Biodynamic Wine; Biodynamics & Organics
80 colour and 25 b/w photographs
240 pages
Publication date:
15 Apr 2021


Wine growers are converting to biodynamic viniculture in record numbers. Some of the world’s best wines are now biodynamic.

At its heart, biodynamic viniculture is about understanding the nature of vines and their relationship to the environment. This beautifully illustrated and informative book will be of interest to current biodynamic wine growers and those considering converting to biodynamic methods.

It includes:

-- an introduction to the theory of biodynamic viniculture and the Goethean method of observation in relation to vines;

-- practical articles on all aspects of wine growing, including biodiversity, pruning, treating and preventing disease;

-- case studies of biodynamic vineyards from around the world.

Biodynamic wine expert Jean-Michel Florin has gathered contributions from biodynamic viniculturists to create a beautiful, full-colour book which is both a celebration of sustainable wine growing and an invaluable guide to the future of wine cultivation.


Jean-Michel Florin was born in 1961 in Alsace, France. He has been the coordinator of the French biodynamic movement (Mouvement d'Agriculture Bio-Dynamique) since 1988 and co-leader of the Biodynamic Section at the Goetheanum in Switzerland since 2010. He lectures and runs training courses in biodynamics and Goethean science in many countries and is the author of numerous articles on biodynamics and related subjects.

Bernard Jarman is a biodynamic consultant based in Stroud, UK. He is a director of the UK Biodynamic Association.

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