On the surface, the practice of medicine—both the traditional and non-traditional approaches—would seem to have little in common with the growing of wine grapes. For Dr. Robert Gross, there is a strong connection between his training as a Psychiatrist, and viticulture. This episode draws upon the rich interplay between two completely separate fields, each helping to enhance better understanding with the other.
It was fall, and crush time for the grape harvest. The weather was gorgeous, the skies were mostly clear with only a hint of possible rain. I heard (through the grapevine) about a doctor who practiced both traditional and nontraditional medicine, and also owned his own organic winery, Cooper Mountain Vineyards. This piqued my curiosity, and also that the winery began incorporating Rudolph Steiner’s biodynamic principles years ago when it was a fairly obscure practice here in the United States.
I must say, I also enjoyed filming the grapes, their different colors and shapes.