Here is a deep dive into one of my favorite questions, in an interview with Joseph V Micallef, published in Forbes, October 22, 2023. “You have suggested that the microflora in a vineyard, especially the portion that coinhabits a grape vine’s rooting system, plays a critical role in translating soil features into a […]
Articles about Mimi and Hope Well
“As the predictions of climate scientists become reality, imagining a better future can feel impossible. But hope might be right beneath our feet… Mimi Casteel shows us what’s possible with regenerative agriculture.” Read the full story by Pulitzer finalist Karen Russell in Esquire, October 19, 2023 Read it here: What If Things Get Better?
Sustainability was the theme of Jancis Robinson’s 2020 writing competition, and this story about Hope Well was submitted for the competition by American Katie Quinn. Thanks, Katie, for taking that detour to Oregon! READ THE STORY
In this beautiful and heartfelt piece, Eric Asimov perfectly captures how our interactions with food, especially wine, can inspire and move us toward a new relationship with the natural world. Read in the New York Times (Subscription Required) Graphic: Brian Britigan
The attention and interest in regenerative agriculture over the last year has been nothing short of dizzying. I am grateful, and hopeful that the light that shines on the movement now will guide and protect the mission as we move into a new and critical decade. – Mimi Casteel “Mimi Casteel is our Imbibe 75 2020 Wine […]
“Agriculture can play a leading role in combating climate change and reversing ecological damage. Mimi Casteel is showing one way to get it done.” Read the full story by Eric Asimov in The New York Times, published October 17, 2019
How one farmer, biologist and winemaker is trying to change an entire industry’s mind about the way it grows wine. Read the full story by Leslie Pariseau in PUNCH, published August 22, 2019.
Kelli White for GuildSomm March 15, 2019“Mimi’s personal flavor of biodynamics—now practiced at her own project, Hope Well Vineyard—is actually quite close to the original recipe, with certain key deviations. ‘There’s a whole new category of farmers who probably would have been categorized under organic, but now we call ourselves ‘regenerative agriculture.’ It is not […]
August 24, 2018 Kelli White for GuildSomm interviews Mimi Casteel and a handful of other growers around the globe While I use several of the biodynamic preps, I diverge a little in philosophy particularly with respect to tillage, which I do not practice. I have a very strong philosophy about building soil that is not […]