What Is Organic?

Organic wines are made with organically grown grapes and produced with a focus on natural processes, harmony with nature, and melding with the existing vineyard ecosystem. They’re crafted without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, pesticides, and herbicides — but the word ‘organic’ does not signify that there are zero additives, nor is it synonymous with ‘vegan.’ (The list of allowed additives in organic wines includes fining agents such as yeast and egg whites.)

If you want to be 100% sure that a wine is organic, check to see if it’s certified by BioGro, AsureQuality, Demeter, or Organic Farm NZ. To gain certification, producers must follow organic practices for at least three years and pass annual progress audits!

2nd July, 2018Jul, 2018

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