Organic farming standards are designed to allow the use of naturally occurring fertilizers, soil preparations and ecologically mediated pesticides while prohibiting or strictly limiting synthetic ones. This integrated approach strives for sustainability, the enhancement of soil fertility and biological diversity. Organic certification satisfies a growing worldwide demand for organic produce with assured quality and authenticity.
Producers applying for first-time certification must adhere to organic standards for often two to three years, known as being in transition. The word organic is central to the certification and marketing process. The producers listed here are in compliance with or in transition towards these internationally recognized regulations and these listed consequently can be referred to as organic wines.