Large increase in organic wines in Europe

Between 2012 and 2017, the organic wine surface increased dramatically in Europe. In Italy, it increased by 84% and in Spain by 32%. Italy now has 106,400 hectares of organic vineyards, of which 30% is under conversion. 16% of the Italian vineyards are thus organic. Spain has 113,400 hectares, which is 12% of the Spanish vineyards. 21% is under conversion.

France increased to a lesser extent during the same period but made up for it in 2018 with an increase of 20%. France now has 94,000 hectares, which is 12% of the surface of the French vineyards. 31% of these 94,000 ha is in conversion.

Wine consumers are demanding more and more organic wine and according to some data, all three major wine countries need to speed up the conversion rate to meet this demand. Spain and Italy export around 90% of their organic production, while France exports only 42%.

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Organic wines at Canet Valette in Saint Chinian

Organic wines at Canet Valette in Saint Chinian, copyright BKWine Photography

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