Farming Standards in Viticulture (THIS PAGE IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED)

Conventional
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Sustainable
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Biological
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Organic

In the US, we need to distinguish between organic wine and wine made from organically grown grapes.

Organic wines are those certified by the USDA (US Department of Agriculture) and may display the USDA organic seal on their label. Synthetic fertilizers are not allowed. All ingredients going into the wine must be certified organic and that includes yeasts. Most importantly from the perspective of taste, no sulfites may be added, making the wine somewhat unstable, especially when produced by a less experienced or less careful winemaker.

“Made with organically grown grapes” means that the wine was made from certified organic grapes. Additional ingredients that went into the wine need not be organic, but they cannot be produced with the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. The addition of sulfur up to 100 parts per million is permitted. These wines can not display the USDA organic seal.

European wines that display organic on their label can contain up to 100 parts per million sulfites. Before 2012, these wines were only allowed to display "made from organic grapes", but nowadays the addition of sulfites is permitted. When a wine importer applies for a label for an imported wine, US regulations come into play and certifications need to be verified and statements qualified. Therefore a wine that carries the organic label in Europe might show "made from organic grapes" on the US backlabel.

Biodynamic
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Demeter Biodynamic
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