It's a great pleasure to share the first article I've written for Wines and Vines, the leading wine trade magazine, with you: "What It Costs to Be Certified Organic or Biodynamic: Certifying Vineyard and Winery Sites Amounts to Cents Per Bottle."
The article helps the wine industry learn more about the actual costs of certification, dispeling the widely spread myth that organic certification is "too expensive" when in reality is pennies per bottle for certification fees.
Let's hope the article can broaden the circle of certified vineyards and wineries by showing them successful real world peers who are quite happily certified as well as wine industry leaders.
Thanks to these producers and organization who were interviewed and are quoted in the article:
• Brooks Wine
• Ehlers Estate
• Frog's Leap
• Napa Wine Co.
• Pacific Rim
• Ridge Vineyards
• Tres Sabores
• CogPro software
• Demeter USA
• Stellar Certification Services
Raise a glass to Wines & Vines for bringing news about organic producers to the trade and to growing both awareness of the organic producers in the marketplace and information about the opportunities for more wineries to enter this market.
May it continue.