As late as 30 years ago, organic vintners were smiled at as grain-eating weirdos, and their wines often had a dubious reputation. Today, many organic wines are among the world's best and more and more wine drinkers attach particular importance to the fact that the vineyard ecosystem is not exploited but protected. For many years, the demand for organic wines has been increasing, especially in Germany. According to current figures from the BioFach fair in Nuremberg, organic wine production has increased by more than 70 percent since 2013 in the three largest wine producing countries Spain, France and Italy alone. The share of organically certified vineyards in Europe as a whole grew by 3.4 times to 9.5 percent since 2008. A positive, even important trend, from our point of view.
Italy at the top
Although the Italians themselves don't drink a lot of organic wine, Italy has the highest share of the world's organic vineyard area with 15.9 percent, and the trend is rising. Around 90 percent of Italian organic wine is exported. For many wineries, the organic label has become an important sales argument.