statement released early this month at the Prowein conference in Dusseldorf.
In France, the report says, organic viticulture is 6% of the total acreage. The Alsace region in France is the leader at 9%.
Compare that to California, where only 2-3% of vineyards are certified organic.
There are more than 2,800 wineries in France that have organic viticulture. The number I have found so far in the U.S. is a roughly 200. (See the map for the list).
All countries have many vineyards which practice organic viticulture but are not certified.
This was the first year Prowein had a separate exhibition area for organically grown wines. Can we hope that the U.S. will follow suit?