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- squid - 08-05-2001 03:03 PM

i have read the previously posted discussion in the wine & health section regarding organic wine and histamines. recognizing that all wines are organic, i'm wondering if anyone has developed any kind of list of vineyards/wineries that are now or are in transition to "organic"; and/or making strides toward limiting their use of insecticides, herbicides and/or fungicides; and/or practicing biodynamic/sustainable viticulture. my information seeking is not limited by country, area or varietal. here's hoping this request finds you well and in good spirits.


- Innkeeper - 08-05-2001 03:24 PM

Our government has approved a label designation that says: "Made from organically grown grapes." This can be placed on both foreign and domestic wines. It is a big help for wineries that use organic grapes, but for little reason other than they add a shot of sulphites to their wine, can't call their wine completely organic.


- Thomas - 08-06-2001 11:08 AM

To add to the confusion "organic" or "biologique" in Europe has no universally accepted norm--yet. My understanding is that the term refers to the vineyards and not much to the winemaking process. But then, someone (Tom?) is sure to tell me that I am wrong.

[This message has been edited by foodie (edited 08-06-2001).]


- barnesy - 08-07-2001 06:53 PM

To add more mud to the pool....
There are quite a few wineries that operate in an organic fashion (using no chemical fertilizers and pesticides) but do not want to be labeled organic incase they have a bad year and need to use chemical options to keep their crop viable.

Barnesy