Health Risks in Mass Produced Wines Likened to Those of Big Tobacco
 
The Solutions are Rooted in the Soil.













 
Without question and confirmed by demonstrable scientific fact, the added ‘chemicalization’ of what we eat and drink leads to liver, kidney, and brain toxicity, degrading human health and life. "And nowhere is this more real in today’s culture than in the consumption of wine,” bemoans Gary Conway, pioneer of the new Grand Cru and owner of Carmody McKnight Estate Wines, Paso Robles, California.
 
The hit list of un-natural fillers used by the preponderance of wine manufacturers includes synthetic sugars, talc, dyes, sodium benzoate, methylcellulose, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, lead, mercury, PCBs, and titanium dioxide among many others which have been found to lead to or cause cancer and other diseases.
 
“The current health crisis, especially in the U.S., has two fundamental causes: First; most people don't have a clue where proper nutrition is actually derived and how to achieve it.  Second; the amount of toxic chemicals added to our food and especially wine did not exist a generation or two ago when we were a healthy country not plagued by epidemics like Obesity, Diabetes, Alzheimer's and Dementia,” Conway says.
 
The Soil Is The Solution
 
Conway’s advantage and vantage point as a wine grower is unlike anything else in place and time.  For starters, the soils of Carmody McKnight have not been fertilized nor needed fertilization or have used fungicides in the thirty-seven years since the vineyard was planted on its own root -- the natural vine. This has never occurred before in any other major vineyard anywhere in the world, because no other vineyard has such a multiplicity of micronutrient-rich soil types. 
 
This “miraculous circumstance” prompted the greatest studies and research ever launched in a vineyard or any agricultural land.  “These seminal university studies, financed by the State of California, John Deere, Motorola, led directly to the most important realizations about how our health and the genuine enjoyment of food and wine are dependent on that soil and mainly the soil alone,” Conway states.  “It is the most vital lesson that our society must learn in fact, learn again. And fast!" he stresses.  
 
Calcium Montmorillonite, Limestone, Magma
 
There are only a limited number of Calcium Montmorillonite deposits in the world.  The first site was discovered in Montmorillon, France in the 1800s, hence the name, Montmorillonite.  Another location is the west side of Paso Robles, owned and farmed by Carmody McKnight. Calcium Montmorillonite contains no less than 67 minerals, including, iron, magnesium, potassium and manganese. This rich amalgamation restores minerals in human tissues which enable hormones, vitamins and enzymes to function properly.
 
“Calcium Montmorillonite's amazing curative powers are historic, yet to be fully realized in our time, but needed more than ever in a culture that in a few short years consumes toxic chemicals every day by the hundreds, resulting in our alarming disease epidemics and the overuse of pharmaceuticals,” Conway points out.

A stunning discovery recently occurred on the Carmody McKnight property by way of continuing Cal Poly University studies -- the discovery of a “wonder soil” found nowhere else on the planet: Super Calcium Montmorillonite.  Over 25,000 USDA soil series reviews were conducted and not one single match was found.  It is the most perfect soil ever known for viticulture or for human health.  This was revealed by way of an 9-month long research project by scientists, professors, and graduate students from Cal Poly. 
 
The Carmody McKnight soil, which also features major deposits of limestone, rare black limestone, and magma from the three volcanoes, amazingly within the property lines, is unequalled in nutrient power, detoxifying cation exchange capacity, and natural healing.
 
It is this embarrassment of soil riches which provide the most complex array of nutrients, micronutrients, and trace elements known, resulting in richly concentrated flavors -- true flavors -- and more character intense wines.  Carmody McKnight is the definition of sustainability and non-GMO wine making. The winery has never added chemicals to its estate wines, no artificial flavors or colors.  None. 
 
"That is why we are the grandest of Grand Cru.  But the crucial point -- why does any wine maker have to add this bad stuff?  They didn't for 8,000 years.  My Italian grandfather, making his wine that was crucial for the family... made it from the grape alone and would be dumbfounded as I am today,  I simply ask why?  Why take the most healthy drink ever conceived by Mother Nature and dump toxic chemicals in it routinely?  The public doesn't demand it.  In fact, when they learn the alarming extent to which chemical additives are “blended” into their favorite wines, they will be horrified. Yet, it seems no one in the industry can rationally answer the simple question: why?” Conway implores.
 
Conway points to yet another disturbing, recent medical study that found 90 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. had detectable levels of 62 chemicals in their bodies including phthalates, lead, and mercury. Furthermore, such toxic chemicals could interfere with the development of the brain at “extremely low levels of exposure” which may cause lasting harm, interfering with a child’s ability to reach his or her full potential.  "These kind of alarm bells keep going off. And there will be more.” He asserts.
 
“There is a message here and clear,”  Conway concludes, “If we can grow vines for 37 years at Carmody McKnight without adding poisonous petro-fertilizers to our soils and dumping deadly chemicals into our estate wine, shouldn't other vine growers and winemakers listen up?”

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