A further step
We also take additional steps beyond standard organic winemaking to
apply sustainable farming practices. Sustainable wine making is a systems
perspective of integration of the natural and human resources, involving
environmental health, economic profitability, and social and economic
equity. It requires small, realistic, and measurable steps.
Is wine made from grapes grown in accordance with principles of organic
farming, which typically excludes the use of artificial chemical fertilizers,
pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.In the USA like in Europe, strict rules
govern the organic winemaking process at all stages of production
including harvesting, the types of yeast that can be used during
fermentation as well as storage conditions. These rules are applied for all
imported and domestic wines that acquire ORGANIC certification. In the
USA, the total sulfite level must be less than 20 parts per million in order to
receive organic certification.The natural and organic wine movement is one
response to the global commodification of winemaking.