October 13, 2010 Farming and making wine on the homestead her grandparents established in 1927 in Brosseau, Alberta, Canada, Xina Chrapko from the get-go defines what organic means to her:
“Why organic? It’s just because that’s how we’ve always farmed. A little pet peeve of mine is, you hear conventional farming and organic farming – to me conventional farming is organic. That’s how it’s been done for many, many, many years, prior to chemical companies. It’s just their mandate is different than what ours is, let’s say, but to me conventional farming is organic…and let’s call chemical farming what it is.”
In this Kevin Kossowan video, learn more about the different wines and meads Chrapko creates at En Santé Organic Winery and Meadery. There is quite a selection, made from various crops grown on their farm: apples, berries, rhubarb, honey, alfalfa, and more. She also says people’s interest are returning to what is possible with local flavors. With wines and meads like these, I can understand why!
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