Organic Wine Week, September

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Pop in to Regional for organic wine tastings between 17 to 23 September 2019

The first ever Organic Wine Week in New Zealand was held around the country last year and so successful that it's happening again. This year Regional Wines & Spirits is getting in on the action, with tastings of organically certified wines, information sheets about what organic wine is - and isn't, and information on which wineries are producing organically certified wines.

Who runs Organic Wine Week?

Organic Wine Week is the brainchild of Organic Winegrowers New Zealand (OWNZ). This down to earth organisation is run by members who grow grapes and are passionate about sharing their love of organic and biodynamic wine. Over 10% of New Zealand wineries hold organic certification, including many of the country's most respected and awarded wine producers," says the OWNZ website.

What is organic wine?

Like any organic product, an organic wine can only be called 'organic' if it has organic certification with an independent organisation. The leading organic certifier in New Zealand is BioGro NZ. There are other certifying bodies and there is also biodynamic certification, which represents the next level of organic land management and farming.

"Organic growers aim to produce wines that are true to the earth, and to take care of the land we all share. No synthetic chemical fertilisers, pesticides, or herbicides are used. Instead, organic producers are careful cocreators with nature. We build healthy vines by building healthy soils, and by nurturing a diverse, rich community of plants, soil, insects and microorganisms."

Click here or above for info' about OWNZ.

Organic Wine Saturday at Regional Wines

21 September 1pm to 5pm...

Join us any time from 1pm to 5pm in store at Regional to taste organic wines from all over the country. We will open a bunch of the best from the deep southern region of Central Otago - this country's leading organic wine region, in terms of the number of certified organic wines made there - right up through other wine regions to Auckland, where Villa Maria makes an organically certified Verdelho.

No bookings necessary for this tasting.

* Come along and learn about what an organic wine is on Saturday 21 September from 1pm to 5pm - taste a great range of high quality organic wines, pick up our information sheet and learn.

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