The following text and video files are usefull in learning about viticulture in the mountains and biodynamic viticulture.

 

A Collection of References for the Natural/Organic/Biodynamic Grapegrower

Videos/Presentations/Radio Interviews with Chuck Blethen:
Chuck Blethen, Phil & Phillip Nordan fromTreehouse Vineyards, 880 AM Jeff Musser Radio Show, March 2017 - Musser radio show
Chuck & David Kendall radio interview discussing Agritourism and the Katuah Muscadine, October 2013 - Radio Free Madison Interview
Spray Drift in the Mountains, September 2013 - Spray Drift Video
TEDxKatuah, Flat Rock NC in 2013 - Using Viticulture as an Engine for Economic Growth in the Mountains of WNC
Growing the Raw Materials for a Grape-Based Industry in the Mountains of NC, May 12, 2012 - BioNetwork BioForum
TEDxKatuah, Roswell NC in 2011-A Really Grape Story: The Story of the Cold-hardy Katuah Muscadine
"Wild Mountain Muscadines of Madison County" pages 8-9 March 2011 - AppalachiaPlace-BasedFoods.pdf
Growing Grapes in the Mountains of WNC, March 2010 - http://youtu.be/jfQVr7WRigQ
Exploring Mountain Muscadine Wine Grape Production March 17, 2010 (Warning - 23 meg file!) - OrganicGrowersSchoolMarch2010.pdf


Basic Muscadine Information - https://winemaking.jackkeller.net/rotundif.asp
Wild American Grapes and Wine Rrecipes - https://winemaking.jackkeller.net/nativew1.asp
Muscadine Growing Information - https://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/muscadinegrape.html
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map for NC - https://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/hzm-se1.html

Muscadines as a Cash Crop - https://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/nov97/musc1197.htm
Preserving Native American Grapes in the Wild - http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/dec98/situ1298.htm
North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association - https://www.northcarolinamuscadine.org
North Carolina Wine & Grape Council - http://www.visitncwine.com/
NCSU Extension Muscadine Grapes (commercial cultivars & sources) - http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/muscadines/
North Carolina Wine Growers Association - http://www.ncwinegrowers.com/
Members of CERVIM - http://www.cervim.org/en/cervim-members.aspx
The North Carolina Grape Growers Guide from NCSU - 2018 - https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/north-carolina-winegrape-growers-guide#
Training systems for grapevines - 2002 - http://viticulture.hort.iastate.edu/info/pdf/trainingsystems.pdf
Health Aspects of Muscadines - http://www.muscadinenaturals.com
Health Benefits of Muscadines - MuscadineHealthBenefitsTalk2009
The Vineyard Yeast Microbiome, a Mixed Model Microbial Map - Yeast Populations in Vineyards
Biodynamic Farm Standards 2012 - Biodynamic Farm Standards
The Role of Beneficial Myccorrhizal Fungi in Grapevine Nutrition USDA Research Service, Davis CA

 

Bio-dynamic Grape Growing & BioDynamic Wine Reference List

YouTube Videos

The BioDynamic Vineyard - www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyRHRZq1AZo
CERVIM video - http://www.cervim.org/en/men-vineyards-and-wines-in-heroic-wine-growing.aspx

A French Vineyard Experience
1 - Changing from Traditional to Organic Viticulture - www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar4H-mcqwDw&feature=channel
2 - Changing from Organic to BioDynamic Viticulture  - www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRBaegShYZ4&NR=1
3 - Leaving the Coop - www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA1pN_MjQoM&feature=channel
4 - BioDynamic Preparations - www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHp29f8VmlA&feature=channel
5 - Viticulture by the BioDynamic Calendar - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozmny4R4eiA&feature=channel
6 - Using BioDynamic Herbal Teas - www.youtube.com/watch?v=srlwTAdICtU&feature=channel
7 - The Vines & the Wines - www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgRNfxsfErY&feature=channel

Websites – Primarily text with some embedded videos
1 - An introduction to biodynamics - www.wineanorak.com/biodynamic1.htm
2 - What is biodynamics?  - www.wineanorak.com/biodynamic2.htm
3 - Who is doing it?  - www.wineanorak.com/biodynamic3.htm
4 - Are you certifiable?   - www.wineanorak.com/biodynamic4.htm
5 - An audience with Nicolas Joly  - www.wineanorak.com/biodynamic5.htm
6 - Alvaro Espinoza—biodynamics in the new world  - www.wineanorak.com/biodynamic6.htm
7 - Biodynamics in action - a visit with James Millton  - www.wineanorak.com/biodynamic7.htm
8 - The BioDynamic consultants  - www.wineanorak.com/biodynamic8.htm
9 - Bringing together biodynamics and science  - www.wineanorak.com/biodynamic9.htm
10 - An interview with Monty Waldin, author of “Biodynamic Wine”  - www.wineanorak.com/biodynamic10.htm
11 - Soil Biology - http://soils.usda.gov/sqi/concepts/soil_biology/biology.html
12 - Biodynamics explained (preparations, planting calendar, rhythms) - www.biodynamics.in/index.htm
13 - Source of Biodynamic Preparations Earth Legacy Agriculture LLC
14 - Biodynamic Preparations Explained - Biodynamic Preparations