Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wine & Spirits 2015 Top 100 Wineries Announced: Here Are the Organic Among Them

Wine & Spirits released its list of 2015's top 100 wineries. A few of the regulars - with organic vines - who made the list again this year are:

• Frog's Leap

• King Estate (just three of its wines are solely from organic vines but it has 500 acres of organic vines on its estate)

• Storybook Vineyards

Both make only organically grown estate wines. Storybook labels its "Ingredients: Organic Grapes" on the bottle.

There's also newcomer Drew Wines, a tiny Mendocino Ridge AVA winery in Elk, whose first release from its organic estate vines is coming in 2016. It also grows organic apples.

Several wineries on the list also make at least one single vineyard designate from organic vines, including:

• Nickel & Nickel (Rock Cairn Cabernet)

• Radio Coteau (both its Pinot Noir-Terra Neuma and Syrah-Dusty Lane are from organic vines; the Pinot is also a Demeter certified Biodynamic Wine)

• Ravenswood (its two small production estate wines - Estate Merlot and Estate Zinfandel)

While I don't know all of the foreign winners, at least is biodynamic - Domaine Zind Humbrecht in Alsace.

1 comment:

  1. It would be very interesting to be a winery owner in general. I think that being able to be a business that can be recognized for their specialty wines has to be a great feeling though. My wife loves good wine, and being able to have a go to company would be a great way to ensure that she is able to get a consistently great tasting wine. Thank you for sharing these organic options.