You can get the right result for the wrong reason. As far as I am concerned, producers who follow BD overwhelmingly make good to excellent to world class wine.

So what is it about BD that affects the outcome? It is a mix of things that have concrete benefit to the vines, and a bunch of hocus pocus mumbo jumbo.

But the primary benefit is psychological. It provides individuals with a system that helps them be aware of the interconnectivity of factors that make a healthy vineyard. This awareness of the whole - of synergy - helps producers stay out of trouble with misguided technological intervention, and to focus on ecological wellness.
Bernie Roth