Organic Wine Week celebrates its second year with more than 30 organic wineries participating.
Words: Lara Wyatt
This year Organic Wine Week will be celebrated over the week of 17–23 September, and will see Organic Winegrowers New Zealand collaborate with restaurants and retailers to create a week of engaging events that celebrate organic wine.
Events will be run across New Zealand and London, UK, and will showcase the calibre, and number, of New Zealand’s organic and biodynamic wine producers.
Check out the Organic Winegrowers New Zealand Facebook page for the events you could attend.
Five reasons to drink organic wine
Know what you’re consuming
Organic wines are produced with the support of natural and biological products only. No synthetic chemicals.
Savour each drop
Organic growers work to grow the healthiest possible grapevines. This results in flavourful wines that are a true expression of the land.
Revel in protecting our landscapes
The many ecological benefits of organic practices include healthy soils, healthy waterways, biodiversity and a safe place for bees and other beneficial insects.
Support vineyard worker health
The use of natural products throughout production provides a safe and happy work environment for hard-working staff.
Collaborate for a stable climate
Organic farms don’t use fossil fuel–based fertilisers. They also store more carbon in soils, which helps to counteract climate change.