It is no secret that many farmers use pesticides, herbicides or fungicides to rid their farms of pests, mold and other unwanted problems. Some time ago, it was discovered that this was the best solution to provide mass amounts of low costs foods to hungry people. Now that consumers are becoming more educated on nutrition and health, there is a growing acceptance of organic produce and raising organic livestock. These industries are now paving a path for the organic wine movement.
Unlike organic food products, there are many variations of natural wine produced. The labeling, styles and the misconceptions will be left to future articles. What is important to know now is that all natural winemakers have one thing in common, producing a product that does not require chemical intervention and has a sense of place, otherwise known as “terroir”