There are many superb examples of high quality organic wineries, but the term should be treated with caution unless you know the producer in question or trust the place or person that you buy it from. At The Grape Store, we stock a wide variety of organic wines which you can trust; we won’t stock wines from vineyards we haven’t researched first.
Natural wine is a relatively recent phenomenon, but one that is currently at the cutting edge of the wine world. Essentially, natural wine takes organic or biodynamic practises in the vineyard as its starting point, and extends them into the winery, reducing the chemical input and manipulations throughout the entire production process.
Biodynamics requires a much greater commitment from the grower and is often referred to as ‘super-charged’ organics. Rather than simply reducing chemical inputs, biodynamics is a proactive attempt to bring life to the soil by the use of natural composts and organic preparations. Biodynamic vineyards always look beautifully alive and healthy.