Like many hands-in-the-soil Oregonians, they let the farm cycle through the seasons, with the least amount of human interference, chemicals or additives. Adhering to strict Demeter-certified Biodynamic standards, they also follow a rigorous regimen created by Rudolf Steiner, the Austrian scientist and philosopher who also founded the imaginative Waldorf education concept a century ago.
But Cowhorn isn't a way-back machine to the horse-and-buggy days. A well-used lab and vanguard viticulture research, some of it centered here, help the Steeles monitor grapes and wine progress as much as walking among the vines and tasting what's in the barrels.
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