Organic wine is a wine that is produced from grapes that have been farmed organically. These are grapes grown on an organic farm and are given the same certification for organic growing as an organic apple or pear farm.
In Europe, organic is a certification regulated by the European Union. Producing organic means respecting the rules on organic farming. These rules are designed to promote environmental protection, maintain the biodiversity of Europe and build consumer trust in organic products.
These regulations govern all areas of organic production and are based on several fundamental principles, such as:
– prohibition of the use of GMOs;
– forbidding the use of ionising radiation;
– limiting the use of artificial fertilisers, herbicides, and pesticides;
– prohibiting the use of hormones and restrict the use of antibiotics and only when necessary for animal health.