What is an Organic wine?

It is a wine from grapes grown in accordance with the principles of organic farming, generally excluding the use of artificial chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.

Organic wines are not necessarily sulfite-free.  Many vintners favor their use in small quantities for stabilization of wine, while others frown on them.  In the U.S., wines certified “organic” under the National Organic Program cannot contain added sulfites.  The wines that have added sulfites, but are otherwise organic, are labeled “wine made from organic grapes.”


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