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Exploring Organic Wines: A Deeper Look



Exploring Organic Wines: A Deeper Look




In Short:
Organic wine embodies a commitment to sustainable farming and minimal synthetic chemicals. Read on to discover what makes organic wine so special.

For both newcomers and seasoned aficionados, a growing movement in the wine world demands attention – organic wines. The number of organic wines produced is higher than ever, and more and more producers are following the trend. If you've ever pondered the definition of "organic wine" or wondered about the benefits of selecting an organic option, this article will give you all you need to know.


What is Organic Wine?

What is Organic Wine?

Organic wine is wine made from grapes that have been grown using organic farming practices, which means that the grapes are cultivated without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The principles behind organic wine production are similar to those of organic farming in general, focusing on sustainability, environmental stewardship, and the avoidance of added chemicals.


How is Organic Wine Made?

How is Organic Wine Made?

Organic wine has to be made with 100% organically grown grapes without added chemicals. Although the production process of organic wine is nearly identical to non-organic wine, it follows strict regulations and guidelines. These guidelines for organic wines ensure that the grapes and the wine are produced in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.

To be labelled as "organic," wine producers must adhere to specific organic farming standards and be certified by a recognized organic certification body. The organic wine certification process involves regular inspections to ensure compliance with these standards. It's worth noting that organic wines aren't sulfite-free. All wine will include sulfites naturally, but organic wine is made without the addition of sulfites by the winemaker.


Is Organic Wine the Same as Natural Wine?

Is Organic Wine the Same as Natural Wine?

While both organic and natural wines share a commitment to minimal intervention, they are quite different. Organic wines follow specific farming practices without synthetic chemicals. On the other hand, natural wines take this a step further, advocating for minimal intervention throughout the entire winemaking process. Natural wine goes further than organic wine, emphasising native yeast fermentation, very low to no sulfite additions, and typically remains unfiltered and unfined.


Does Organic Wine Taste Different?

Does Organic Wine Taste Different?

Organic wine doesn't taste different from non-organic wine specifically – but there may be subtle differences. Because the aim of organic wine farming is to make grapes as healthy as possible, in some cases, it can indicate that the wine is made with quality in mind. The focus on sustainable farming can produce healthier grapes, allowing the natural flavours to shine through, resulting in wines that are often described as more vibrant, authentic, and representative of their origin.


Is Organic Wine Better for the Environment?

Is Organic Wine Better for the Environment?

Embracing organic wine isn't just about personal well-being – it's a step towards a healthier planet. Organic farming often incorporates numerous choices in the vineyard that help promote a healthy environment. Organic wine producers often use natural animal fertilisers rather than synthetic ones, as well as reducing and recycling water where possible. Organic farming often includes using cover crops between vineyard rows which attract bugs to eat pests, rather than using pesticides.


Is Organic Wine Better for Me?

Is Organic Wine Better for Me?

Organic wines are made without any additional chemicals at any point. By sidestepping synthetic chemicals commonly found in conventional wines, you reduce your exposure to potentially harmful substances. This means that the vineyards, the grapes, and the environment around them are as healthy as possible – giving you peace of mind that what you're drinking is better for you and for nature.


Raising a Glass to Organic Wine

Raising a Glass to Organic Wine

We've got more organic wines than ever before – and our range is still growing. Browse the full collection here and discover a new favourite that's both delicious and kind to nature.







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