The Resurgence of Sustainable Wine Growing
by Eric Novak
There are likely very few agricultural crops that is as intertwined with the history of human civilization, as well as that of modern technological advancement as is wine.
Fossil vines, 60-million-years-old, are the earliest scientific evidence of grapes. The earliest written account of viniculture is in the Old Testament of the Bible which tells us that Noah planted a vineyard and made wine. As cultivated fermentable crops, honey and grain are older than grapes, although neither mead nor beer has had anywhere near the social impact of wine over recorded time.