Cow horns in my wine please

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Earthy and fruit tones, bold and the light flavors.  Cab, Blanc, Champagne, Merlot, Syrah, Reisling... the #wines are a plenty. The connoisseurs swirl them, taste them and tell you the cheese to pair it with. This is a #Napa valley tour... while hopping winery to #winery, I wandered behind the scenes. Saw these #cow #horns at Raymond Winery. Of course, I am piqued and I ask what purpose they serve.  They fill the cow horns with cow manure and bury in the ground for the summer. Then it is pulled out and mixed with regular manure which nurtures the soil. Manure from one cow horn is potent for one acre.

Earthy and fruit tones, bold and the light flavors.
Cab, Blanc, Champagne, Merlot, Syrah, Reisling… the wines are a plenty. The connoisseurs swirl them, taste them and tell you the cheese to pair it with. This is a Napa valley tour… while hopping winery to winery, I wandered behind the scenes. Saw these cow horns at Raymond Winery. Of course, I am piqued and I ask what purpose they serve. They fill the cow horns with cow manure and bury in the ground for the summer. Then it is pulled out and mixed with regular manure which nurtures the soil. Manure from one cow horn is potent for one acre.

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One thought on “Cow horns in my wine please

  1. Essential ingredient in biodynamic agriculture. Preparation 500: Cow Horn Manure (a horn stuffed with manure), and Preparation 501 Cow Horn Silica (stuffed with ground quartz crystals). They do help to reveal the true ‘terror’ in wine 🙂

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