Monument Vineyard was planted in 2014, with its first harvest in 2016. The Vineyard is located in the Lake Chelan AVA and encircles our tasting room and production facility. It is roughly an acre of Malbec vines. Beginning after harvest of 2020, we started transitioning the vineyard toward biodynamic farming practices. The official definition of biodynamic farming according to the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association is “a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to agriculture, gardens, food production and nutrition.” Biodynamic wine is made with a set of farming practices that views the farm or vineyard as one solid organism. The ecosystem functions as a whole, with each portion of the farm or vineyard contributing to the next. The idea is to create a self-sustaining system. Natural materials, soils, and composts are used to sustain the vineyard.  Biodynamic farming seeks sustainability, or leaving the land in as good or better shape as they found it for future generations.