Certified Organic Wine World Continues Expansion

Certified Organic Wine World Continues Expansion

The organic wine category is small – only about 3.6% of global wine consumption – but it is growing quickly. By 2022, the estimate is that over 1 billion bottles of organic wine will be drunk every year worldwide. 
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Why Organic? 
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There are two key motivating factors or forces behind the trend toward organic. For some wineries ( Learn moremodel. 
And, too, many organic wineries also believe that going organic is good for the quality of the wine they produce. Producing wine with fewer chemicals may be both a philosophical commitment and a genuinely taste-related one. 
The other factor is a recognition that the market is demanding organic. While organic wine still accounts for a mere 3.6% of all wine consumed, in five years alone – from 2012 to 2017 – the growth was phenomenal, from 349 million bottles to 676 million.
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Europe Accounts for Most Organic Wine
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The EU produces by far the greatest amount of organic wine, and accounts for 90% of the world’s organic wine-growing area. 
Italy, France, and Spain are the world’s three top wine producers overall
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Including conventional as well as organic. All three are increasingly producing organic wine: in fact, between them they account for 79% of global organic wine production. 
Spain has seen a 522% growth in the amount of land dedicated to organic vineyards in the past 10 years. 
There are numerous winegrowing areas in conversion, a process that takes three years and four vintages, so the amount of organic wine is likely to increase rapidly in the near future. 
 

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