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Organic Wine Companies

Australia and New Zealand

The South Pacific plays host to a number of organic vintners. Settlers Ridge, located near Dunsborough in Southwestern Australia, claims to be the first internationally certified organic winery in the country. Tamburlaine, north of Sydney in New South Wales, boasts that it is Australia's largest producer of organic wine. In New Zealand, Babich prides itself on a few award-winning varietals, including sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and riesling.

United States

Frey Vineyards, based in Mendocino County, Calif., claims the title of "first organic winery" in the U.S. Other notables include Sonoma's Preston Vineyards and 3 Horse Ranch from Southwestern Idaho. Oregon's Willamette Valley is home to number of organic wineries, including Brick House and Cattrall Brothers Vineyards, according to Bonnie Tsui, travel writer for "The New York Times."


The European Union clarified the definition of organic wine, as opposed to organic grapes in February 2012. Klumpp Winery claims to be among the few growers of organic wine makers in Germany. Organics are more common in the southwest of France, where biodynamic vintner Chateau Haut Garrigue resides. Spain, which plays host to more than 100 organic vineyards, welcomed its first ecological winery in 1982.

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