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Organic Wine

Organic Wine

Making a conscious effort to use and enjoy organic products is life-changing, with long-lasting positive effects on your health and the environment.

What if we told you that you could enjoy organic wine, too? Thanks to health and climate conscious winemakers around the world, you absolutely can.

What is Organic Wine?

As the name suggests, organic wine is made with organic grapes. No harmful herbicides, fertilizers, or pesticides are used while growing the grapes. Instead, organic wine growers rely on cover crops, olive trees, lilacs and livestock to maintain and manage the vineyard.

When making the wine, wine makers use yeast, grapes and minimal sulfities. No chemically-based colorings, fake acid or tannins are added.

It’s important to remember that organic wine differs from natural or biodynamic wine. Organic wine is in a category all its own, adhering to a strict set of regulations and organic practices to ensure that the finished product is all-organic and free of harmful or toxic additives.

Here in the United States, looking the term “Made with Organic Grapes” or Organic in the ingredients panel on the bottle is the best way to spot a true organic wine. Or the alternative is to check with your wine store owner. Getting certified organic can sometimes be costly and is not an option for a lot of winemakers. Mai Vino has worked with some winemakers that currently don’t have a certificate but employ organic practices. However, in time it is our mission to help them get the certifcate because we believe in empowering those who make wines with care. 

While there are organic wines, they can sometimes be hard to find in the US, as only 1% of wine available is organic. Rest assured that your favorite types of wine are available in organic options. White wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Grigio are all available in options that are organically produced. Sparkling wines like Prosecco and red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Syrah, Merlot, Malbec, and Sangiovese are hopping aboard the organic train, as well.

Where Does Organic Wine Come From?

Strict regenerative and organic farming practices are used worldwide in all-organic vineyards to produce organically-grown grapes.

Organic winemaking has taken hold in the world’s largest wine-producing regions, such as:

  • Italy
  • Sicily
  • Chile
  • Spain France (specifically, the Bordeaux region)
  • Oregon
  • California (specifically, Bonterra in Mendocino, Napa Valley, and Sonoma County)

Are Organic Wines Better For You?

Organic wine lovers, rejoice! Yes, organic wines are healthier.

Antioxidants help defend the body against toxins and free radicals, providing protection against diseases that age the body and boosting overall immunity. Red wines are naturally rich in a powerful antioxidant known as resveratrol. This antioxidant is typically found in the skin and juice of the grape, and organic red wine boasts even more antioxidants than red blends made with non-organic grapes.

Consuming organic wine has also been proven to stimulate blood circulation, slow signs of aging, and even act as a defense against Alzheimer’s.

Does Organic Wine Taste Better?

Many people wonder, does that organic bottle of wine taste better?

The answer? Yes.

A 2021 study by UCLA concluded that sommeliers actually find organic wines tastier and of better quality. Organic wines are found to have lower acidity, rich tannins, and absolutely divine aromas.

Ultimately, the wine industry aims to produce a delectable and enjoyable product. The organic wine movement’s goal is to produce a product that is not only delicious but good for the earth and body.

Handcrafted Organic Wines With a Green Footprint

Mai Vino wines are handcrafted and organic, always crafted with intention. We’re a female-founded winery based out of New York on a mission the change the sustainable wine game.

Enjoying a glass of great wine shouldn’t be difficult, expensive, or harmful to the environment. We’re proud to create some of the best wines that are completely free from pesticides and herbicides.

Enjoying your wine in pouches rather than from a glass bottle reduces wine’s carbon footprint by 80% — that’s something to toast.

Check out our online wine store to browse our current selection of the best wines online. From Sauvignon Blanc  to Rosé to Pinot Noir, we’ve got something for everyone. Our products are available in over 350 physical retail locations; use our wine store locator to find some Mai Vino near you.