Thankful for Organic:Healthy Wines to Enjoy at Thanksgiving | Benziger Family Winery

Thankful for Organic:Healthy Wines to Enjoy at Thanksgiving

The Hollywood Reporter, "When planning the first Thanksgiving in 1621 the Pilgrims undoubtedly were not concerned about mismatched Martha Stewart place settings, football or pesticides in their food. Much has changed about Thanksgiving including a progressive attitude for sourcing organic turkeys, stuffing and the rest of our national dinner. But with free-range turkey, organic green beans and cranberries sweetened with agave nectar, turns out our wines are not up to the same standards. Here, then, are 15 tried-and-true organic and biodynamic wines, listed in alphabetical order, that will make your bird proud and soothe your green-loving conscience. Benziger 2012 Bella Luna Vineyard Pinot Noir -Biodynamically farmed grapes from Sonoma’s Russian River Valley are used for this delicate and nuanced wine offering soft cherry and strawberry, typical Russian River acidity, framed by oak and vanilla. Benzinger was one of the first to transition their vineyard land to sustainable practices. Use this for more mild dishes on your Thanksgiving table, like traditional turkey, cornbread stuffing, sweet potatoes, even fish dishes. ($49, benziger.com)"