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Wineries Go Green To Meet Consumer Interest In Organic Products

By Brian Spaen

It’s amazing to see how far we can stretch sustainability, including the wide variety of drinks we enjoy after a long day of work. It's becoming easier and easier to transition eco-friendly practices into our everyday habits and pleasures. For example, Trash Tiki has put in tremendous effort to recycle bar waste into cocktails. Wineries are also taking steps by practicing sustainable farming to create their product.

St.-Emilion is creating a certification process to promote organic and biodynamic viticulture. The biodynamic form actually predates organic farming and was created by Austrian philosopher Rudolph Steiner. Differences lie in using a specific calendar to perform planting and harvesting tasks, and there are still no chemicals used in the process.

Beginning in 2019, the winery will be placing requirements on four Bordeaux appellations to farm their grapes sustainably. Any farming that doesn’t meet organic standards will have their wine labeled as generic Bordeaux. Instead of forcing a specific method, they’re open to all varieties of organic farming as long as it meets certification.