Organic wine: but what does it mean?

Starting from 2012, with the entry into force of the EC regulation 203/2012, we can speak of organic wine and no longer of wine “coming from organic grapes” thanks to the possibility of certifying the entire winemaking and transformation of the grapes.

Definition of organic wine


An organic wine means that it comes from 100% organic grapes grown without the use of synthetic chemical agents in the vineyards, while in the cellar the vinification must take place with the limited use of sulphites and certified organic wine products.

Organic wine is recognized through the presence of the community logo on the label; guarantee mark that certifies the entire wine production process. We at the ILLICA winery have been committed since 1990 to guaranteeing our consumers the genuineness and naturalness of our organic and vegan wine. The purpose is to offer a wine, which does not always require the use of sulphites, since it is a healthy wine that contains all the useful substances so that it can maintain itself independently.

Obtaining organic certification and the consequent possibility of affixing the relative logo on the label is not easy; the companies are subjected to continuous and strict checks by the competent bodies which certify the compliance of the companies with legal obligations; our certification body is SUOLO E SALUTE.

Organic trendin Italy

The organic wine market in Italy is booming; not only is the number of companies interested in the organic production method growing but Market demand is also increasing, with a consumer increasingly attentive to what they consume and the impact that the product can have on the environment and ecosystem In recent times, the hectares of organic vines and in conversion to organic have increased dramatically and are expected to maintain this growing trend for a long period.

The greater propensity of consumers to request organic products has convinced most of the wineries to market their wine using the channels of large organized distribution. To date, organic wine is readily available on supermarket shelves; the consumer therefore has the opportunity to purchase these organic products no longer exclusively in specialized stores or directly from the manufacturer.

Why choose organic wine?

Organic wine is a completely natural and genuine wine that does not use synthetic chemical agents at any stage of the production process. The vine is cultivated in its habitat, with the wild herbs that grow around it, with a developed biodiversity. The plant is thus able to produce balanced fruits that express all the typical characteristics of the territory in which it grows. Organic wineis a healthy, natural and genuine product which respects not only the environment and the ecosystem but also safeguards the health of those who consume it, of the producer himself and of those around us, being devoid of any chemical component inside.

For the final consumer, what are the differences between “traditional” wine and organic wine?

The main difference is that organic wines do not contain chemicals and compared to conventional wines they have an added value: they respect and protect the environment and the consumer. They also contain more substances useful for the human body, elements such as resveratrol that numerous scientific researches have shown to be a protective for the cardiovascular system.

Why does organic wine have a higher price?

There are numerous difficulties encountered in cultivating an organic vine; difficulties that recur every day, especially when critical years put us to the test and to protect the harvest we must and want to use only natural products. This, however, always leads us to improve and to give our best in every vintage to offer a wine that is 100% organic and healthy. Today’s technology and the experience of our agronomists allow us to experiment with new cutting-edge products.

To naturally combat the diseases that can affect the vine, copper is the product that best adapts to this need; within the limits permitted by law.

In recent years we have also been limiting the use of copper through a valid substitute. The essential oil of orange.

the organic wine presents a higher price for consumers, but must be seen as a guarantee of a natural, genuine product that respects the environment and as a justification for the higher costs that companies have to bear to guarantee consumers all these qualities in order to offer an organic wine very respectable.