I had an amazing opportunity this past week to sample wines from Ceago Vinegarden, a recent project from Jim Fetzer. Freshly liberated from the binds of an eight-year non-compete conditioning imposed upon the sale of the family business, Jim has launched into a new venture producing retail-accessible wine from an organic/biodynamic environment. In speaking with him, Jim noted that while going the chemical-free route requires a little more upfront capital investment, over the long-term, the operating costs are competitive. The wine was certainly delicious, but I like even more hearing that responsible farming methods are increasingly economically feasible. Keep your ears open for developments on Jim's newest project, Ceago del Lago.