Organic wine is “wine made from organically grown grapes”. Organically grown grapes are produced without the use of fungicides, herbicides, pesticides or chemicals in the vineyard, and in the winery the wine is made with less chemicals, e.g. sulphites, than conventional wines.
(from Walnut Block Wines, NZ):
Organic wine is both environmentally friendly and better for your health, because there are no chemical herbicides or pesticides used in the vineyard. Eco-friendly viticulture produces wine of exceptional quality.
Nigel Sowman, Walnut Block viticulturist says:
‘Organic wine grapes allow the vineyard’s unique characters to be expressed due to less outside influences such as sprays and fertilizers. Depth of flavour and mouthfeel improves as the vines become more self sufficient and naturally balanced, which also results in a wider nuance of complexity’.
BioGro NZ is one of the certifying organisations for organic grapes and wines, read more about them here