The world’s largest wine fair for organic wines closed its doors recently, on January 28th, after three successful days. The fair is held every year in Montpellier and does not stop growing. This year the fair had room for over 800 exhibitors and over a hundred producers were on the waiting list. Next year it is planned to have room for all those too.
The number of visitors increased this year by almost 13% compared to last year. The interest among consumers for organic wine is rising, everyone we talked to at the fair agreed on that.
France ranks third in the world with over 64,000 hectares of vineyards that are grown organically (certified or under conversion). Spain leads the organic league table with 82,000 hectares and Italy is in second place with 67,000 hectares. These three countries have 73% of the world’s total organic vineyard acreage. More info on Millesime Bio: millesime-bio.com
In fact, Millesime Bio is one of the most interesting wine shows all categories. Even if one does not give an iota about the organic aspect there is plenty of interesting producers. Probably the show with the highest density of “interesting wines per square metre”. Often, but not always, small to medium size producers. Often (but not always) with very interesting wines. But it is not the fair for he who is looking for big international brands.
If you want to know more about organic wines you can read our book Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture.
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