On vineyards, biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to organic agriculture. The entire vineyard is considered as a whole, and there is an interconnection between all living things. A biodynamic vineyard should ideally be a closed, self-sustaining system. This type of farming puts an emphasis on local climates and soil types to grow healthy grapes bursting with the flavour of the region. Biodynamic winemakers focus on grape varieties native to their regions and that express the terroir of their land. Like organic farming, they use natural alternatives to chemicals and pesticides in order to keep their grapes healthy and the vineyards more sustainable.