Organic and Biodynamic Wine

Chateau de Beaucastel are both certified organic and biodynamic

Organic Wine

Organic wine is wine which is produced using the core principle of organic farming without genetically modified organisms (GMO) or synthetic chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides. Instead, natural methods of enhancing the soil, vines and grape quality are used. Generally, organic wine can only contain only naturally occurring sulphites in less than 100 parts per million (ppm). However, different countries have different rules on what makes an organic wine organic and it can take anywhere between 2–5 years to achieve this organic status.

Our Organic Producers

Maison Roche de Bellene, Burgundy France
Joseph Drouhin, Burgundy France 
Domaine Rossignol-Trapet, Burgundy France 
Chateau de Beaucastel, Rhone France 
Chateau Pontet Canet, Bordeaux France
Agricola Querciabella, Italy


Biodynamic Wine

Biodynamic wine has the same core principles as organic wine by not using GMO or synthetic chemicals but the grower has gone beyond this to try and bring the whole farming process more closely tuned with nature and its natural processes. This concept originated in the early 20th century by Austrian philosopher Rudolph Steiner. Biodynamic vineyards may make their own compost from recycling farm or wine residues. Another key influence is the lunar cycle which can influence the times when the vines are planted, when the grapes are picked and other farming techniques that occur on the farms.

Our Biodynamic producers

Saahs Nikolaihof, Austria
Domaine Rossignol-Trapet, Burgundy France 
Chateau de Beaucastel, Rhone France 
Agricola Querciabella, Italy