Similar to organic farming in many ways, biodynamic viticulture doesn’t use synthetic chemicals in the vineyard. Biodynamics is very much a farming method and philosophy which links the vines to everything that can influence their health and vitality, including astrological cycles. It can all seem a bit, well, out there. What is without question, however, is that a practice which promotes an entire ecosystem (not just one tiny element of it), scores huge points with Wine Fiend. If you think it sounds a bit ‘fringe’, we can tell you that some of the most expensive, and sort after, wines on the planet practice biodynamic viticulture, just ask the most expensive wine producer in the world, Burgundy’s Domaine Romanée Conti.