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Raising a Glass to the Planet


Now in its fourth year, Organic Wine Week is seven days dedicated to celebrating New Zealand organic wine, its positive impact on ecosystems, and its importance to the New Zealand wine story.

It’s an opportunity for people from all over the globe to come together to share, learn and sample New Zealand organic wine.

Never has there been so much interest or emphasis on what we put in, and on, our bodies – nor such an acute awareness of the need to work towards a healthier future.

As a result, organics are becoming more and more mainstream with consumers driving demand for everything from cosmetics to organic wine.

September 2021 will see an extra focus on the organic movement with New Zealand’s Organic Week celebrated from  11 – 19 September and Organic Wine Week 20 – 26 September.

Marked with a series of global online events the aim is to increase awareness, educate consumers and support organic producers.

What are the benefits of drinking organic wine?

  • You know what you’re consuming – all natural products and no synthetic chemicals

  • More flavour – healthy grapevines produce flavourful wines that are a true expression of the land

  • Protecting the landscape – healthier soils, waterways and biodiversity safe for bees and other beneficial insects

  • Supporting vineyard worker health

  • Collaborating for a more stable climate

How to buy organic wine

  • Many supermarkets have dedicated areas for organic products – wine included

  • Check wine labels – not always obvious but check the back and do some research

  • Shop at your local wine merchant or specialist – they are well versed in origin and which wines are authentically organic

  • Survey restaurant wine lists – if the menu style is sympathetic to organics and fresh, healthy food, it is likely wines have been given the same consideration.
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