Posted on by Stew Went

Compared to the sometimes vague nature of 'Natural Wines' the legitimacy of an 'Organic Wine' claim is much easier to assess

Why? Many markets globally have introduced legally recognizable and enforceable labeling laws around what constitutes an organic product.

Whilst laws and regulations differ from country to country there are some common themes for authentic organic wine (both grapes and production):

  • No Synthetic Fertilizers, Herbicides or Pesticides
  • No Added Sulfites

Wineries employing organic farming principles often adhere to grape growing and wine making practices that also happen to be closely aligned to most definitions of 'Natural Wines' These include:

  • minimal technology intervention for grape growing (e.g hand picking)
  • natural/native yeasts
  • no added acids
  • nil/low filtration