Organic wines come from organically grown grapes.
An organic vineyard is one that adopts the organic farming standards to grow its vines; rejecting the use of any synthetic fertilizers, weed killers, insecticides, or other chemically manufactured products, in order to develop a sustainable agricultural system that works emulating nature rather than fighting against it.
The most important and clear result brought by this kind of viticulture is to have healthy and lively vines. Hay Wines has an extensive stock of organic wines, from many wine-producing countries and regions.
From Les Caves de Pyrene Blog:
“Organic producers will only make good wine if they also made good wine before becoming organic.
This may seem self-evident, but organic certification is – at its simplest – adhering to a list of chemicals not to add to your vineyard.
Tick the list and you can be certified organic, irrespective of the quality of what you produce. An oven pizza may be labelled organic but its not exactly haute cuisine.
Requirements for organic certification vary widely around the world, with many countries not “recognising” each others accreditation, so there are plenty of grey areas. To add further confusion, in the EU organic accreditation covers only the grapes, and not what happens in the winery.
Hence you will only ever see an EU wine labelled as “made from organically grown grapes”. Think of the organically grown lettuce that is treated with chemical preservatives to keep it fresh on the supermarket shelf.
Organic wines, therefore are no guarantee that a wine has not had chemicals used in the processing of it.
There are many superb example of high quality wines producers, but the term should be treated with caution unless you know the producer in question, or trust the place or person you buy it from.”
Take a look at our selection of good organic wines now!
Free organic wine delivery in Herefordshire – Worcestershire – Gloucestershire – Monmouthshire and The Cotswolds. Free national delivery on orders over £100 in the UK.