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Safety for the wine consumer
The associated wineries producing organic wine are governed by the regulation 203/212 of March 8 of the European Commission which extends previous specificities on organic production and labeling of the previous 834/2007 and has been put into force in 2021.
This is one of the most comprehensive standards in the food industry that provides more security and guarantees the quality and health of the product to the consumer.
Phases and processes of an organic vineyard
For a vineyard to be certified as organic, it is necessary to comply with the rules established in the regulation and that this process is controlled by an accredited control body.
The conversion period of a traditional vineyard to an organic one must last at least three years from its planting accredited by the certifier once it produces its third harvest. In the meantime, it is considered to be in conversion: its first year will be conventional wine, the second year falls into the “in conversion” category.
During these transition years, special attention is paid to plant nutrition and pest and disease control. Compost is usually applied and a cover crop is planted to replenish lost soil fertility and change the plant’s nutrition without suffering a nutrient deficit.