Grapes are the most popular and widely grown fruit in the world. From the tropics to the north, grapes grow successfully in almost every climate. Organic farming
has become increasingly popular in all areas of agriculture especially, in the field of viticulture.
Organic viticulture is defined as the application of organic agriculture practices to produce grapes and wines of best possible quality. Organic viticulture focuses on the use of natural processes wherever possible for nutrient production and recycling as well as pest, disease and weed management. Organic viticulture is based, on the "living soil" aims to increase the on-site natural soil structure and fertility. A good soil structure increases the number and the diversity of terrestrial organisms, reduces the development of harmful ones, and favors the process of nutrient release by organic matter. A living and well balanced soil guarantees the health of the plant and the terroir-expression of the wines.
Unlike the non-organic vineyard, which is a monoculture and could be nicely manicured by spraying chemicals, an organic vineyard is considered as an integrated system for converting solar energy, soil nutrients and water into grapes, with the end product reflecting the local terroir: the environmental conditions like hydrology, soil and micro-climate as well as traditional processing practices. In an organic vineyard, grapevines and other plant species grow in much harmony by supplementing the each other's nutrient needs and hosting beneficial pests. With a functioning ecosystem, it is much harder for a new pest to come in and score a complete biological victory.
Thus, our organic vineyards are micromanaged for crop canopy, soil fertility, pest and disease control to maximize the quality and the healthiness of the organically produced wine grapes.
"Organic grape growing is a real labour of love which shows beautifully in the wine, where it really counts."