1. Sustainable farming
Organic farms are as productive and always more sustainable than non-organic. Many agrichemical sprays leave residues in the plants/ fruit as well as in the surrounding environment and groundwater.
2. Biological soil health
Biological soil health is at the heart of sustainable productive farms. The absence of harmful agrichemical sprays increases healthy soil microbe activity, optimising plant health.
3. Beneficial insect, fungi and bacteria protection
With organic farming methods, the beneficial fungi and bacteria are protected (the ‘good bugs’), rather than killed off with pesticides and herbicides. This means that plants are naturally more resilient to fungal disease and insect attack (‘bad bugs’).
4. Consumer benefits / low SO2
Organic eliminates agrichemical residues in wine, meaning we don’t consume them. Organic certification on labels is your only guarantee of this. Read on to find out more about the use of sulphate preservative in wine.
5. No GMOs
Genetically-modified plants and farming inputs are prohibited in certified wine production. The jury is out on the harmful side effects of GMO corn, canola and soy, where high residual herbicide levels are more and more finding their way into our food. BEWARE!