Can 100% Organic Grapes be Produced in Long Island?

Barbara Shinn has been posting her journal about Shinn Estate Vineyard\’s progress towards organic certification here on our site, but one author is wondering whether or not organic grape production is even possible on Long Island. Check out the wine blog Wine, Seriously to read the article. One interesting quote:

Barbara Shinn said that she saw no reason why full organic conversion couldn’t be achieved in either North Fork or Hamptons AVA vineyards. On the other hand, Jim Silver of Peconic Bay Winery said flatly that any idea of producing organic grapes in Long Island is simply impossible—the stuff of dreams.

We\’ve heard a lot of these arguments before, that producing organic wine somewhere is impossible, until someone actually does it. The author says this is the first part of a series, so it will be interesting to see what conclusions he comes to. Also interviewed are Larry Perrine of Channing Daughters and Richard Pisacano of Wölffer’s, who are typical of many wineries that \”try to be as organic as possible,\” but want to be able to fall back on certain methods if they become necessary.

* Update *

We\’ve heard from Jim Silver who is quoted above. He had this to say:

It is a shame my single contribution to the discussion is an out-of-context pronouncement (I don’t recall making) that sounds wholly ignorant when taken as such. I applaud Barbara and David’s herculean efforts to prove organic farming works, if not for everyone, at least for them – which is just as important. I may not agree that it works, but I certainly don’t appreciate being portrayed as disrespectful of the process.

Many organic and non-organic winemakers are neighbors, friends and share their winemaking knowledge with each other, so Jim\’s frustration as being portrayed as anti-organic is understandable. There are plenty of disagreements within the organic community itself, and, as Jim pointed out, everyone has to choose what works for them.

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    jim silver

    It is a shame my single contribution to the discussion is an out-of-context pronouncement ( I don’t recall making) that sounds wholly ignorant when taken as such.
    I applaud Barbara and David’s herculean efforts to prove organic farming works, if not for everyone, at least for them – which is just as important.
    I may not agree that it works, but I certainly don’t appreciate being portrayed as disrespectful of the process.

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