Organic Wine Certification

Organic certification of wine is complex; different nations have different certification criteria. In the United States, the National Organic Program, run by the United States Department of Agriculture, sets standards for certification of organic foods, including organic wines.


United States Department of Agriculture




SIP Certified is about great wines, healthy vineyards, and the well being of workers.





SALMON SAFE, A certification program created in the Northwest that focuses on bolstering riparian areas and reducing farm run-off into streams and rivers.



In the United Kingdom, organic wine is defined as such made out of organic grapes. Some wineries that are technically organic choose not to be certified for various reasons.

In brief:

  • USA: “a wine made from organically grown grapes without added sulphites”
  • EUROPE, AUSTRALIA & CANADA: “a wine made from organically grown grapes that may contain added sulphites”



Demeter is the brand for products from Biodynamic Agriculture.


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