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Badger Mountain Organic Wine: Using Biodiesel, Composting and Understanding Organic Viticulture

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In 1988, Badger Mountain Vineyard became the first Certified Organic winegrape vineyard in Washington State. They are sincere stewards of the land as they practice IPM, make their own compost tea and even have earth-friendly organic boxed wines too! Since 2006, Badger Mountain Vineyard has been producing bio diesel for all of the vineyard equipment and farm trucks. They have created a weekly route to local restaurants to retrieve their used cooking oil for the conversion. The bio diesel is stored in a solar-heated building in order to create the proper temperatures for conversion. This provides Badger Mountain with clean burning fuel for the vineyard equipment. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to the folks at Badger Mountain about the trends in organic wine production and certification process in the USA. Stay tuned!

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