Association founded in 2007 under the name "respect" Biodynamic viticulture based in Austria. In 2015 the name was expanded to "respekt-BIODYN". Belong today winegrower out South-Tirol. Germany. Austria and Hungary the association. The purpose of the group is alongside the common path of biodynamic winemaking mutual training and support. Knowledge is expanded in the form of regular seminars and workshops. The logo is only available to wines that have been certified according to the guidelines of respekt-BIODYN. These wines are guaranteed to be biodynamically produced. The circle symbolizes the earth and the closed cycle of nature (birth, life, death, composting, new life) but also the "agricultural individuality of the farm" (in the sense of a closed cycle). The stars and the moon symbolize the cosmos that affects all life on earth.
Local and national laws, as well as those concerned, serve as guidelines EU regulations as the EU Organic Regulation, The wines must comply with the EU regulations organic wine to be produced. The laws and specific regulations applicable in the respective country must be observed. The biodynamic guidelines based on Rudolf's work also apply Steiner (1861-1925). This is guaranteed by regular checks Lacon in Austria, through Abcert in Italy, the Karlsruhe Control Association and the GfRS Society for Resource Protection in Germany and through Biocontrol in Hungary.
There are a number of requirements for vinification. This includes one noninvasive Principle with as few interventions in the basement as possible, spontaneous fermentation, no acid correction ( leavening. deacidification ), moderate alcohol levels, maximum 50 mg / l sulfur and no animal fining agents, The extensive guidelines for basement and production are listed in detail on the website - see respekt-BIODYN guidelines .
The member companies undertake to align their entire production according to the guidelines of respekt-BIODYN. The initial phase takes three years for wineries converting to organic farming and two years for companies that already work organically. Seven programs have to be implemented: local production, biodiversity (Biodiversity), soil fertility, plant care, animal life, dealing with accompanying growth, pests and diseases, as well as measures taken across the company. See also on the topic under the comprehensive keyword Organic viticulture,