With great grapes come great wines, and for most winemakers to make the best organic wines in their wineries, they have to use grapes that are grown with no pesticides or artificial fertilizers. While some wine makers in the industry have been using new approaches to grow their grapes, there are some wineries that have decided to stick to using organically grown grapes to finish their products. Below is a list of the best organic wines and wineries.
MADRONA 2011 SIGNATURE COLLECTION DRY RIESLING
While those that visited El Dorado County, California in the early days went in search of gold, tourists trooping into the city today are more likely to go for some wine tasting. Located midway between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento, Madrona Vineyards is considered to be one of the best organic wineries in the world. They make quite a number of blended and varietal wines, including this dry Riesling, which is considered to be one of the best organic wines the world has seen. Featuring apple and honey aromas, this organic wine reveals crisp mineral and citrus notes in the mouth, and it does this with a really clean finish.
DOMAINE CARNEROS 2009 BRUT VINTAGE CUVEE
There's no way we'll talk about the best organic wineries and not mention the Domaine Caneros' estate vineyard. Located in Carneros, California, they were officially certified by the CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) in 2008. Made up of forty one percent Chardonnay and fifty nine percent Pinot Noir, the 2009 Brut Vintage Cuvee is also one of the best organic wines made in the world. This wine ages for three years before being released. And what do you get when it's released? A full-bodied sparkling wine that features lovely notes of lime, vanilla, and honey.
SOKOL BLOSSER 2014 PINOT GRIS
Besides the fact that the Sokol Blosser's estate vineyards are certified as organic, their winery was the first to get a LEED certification back in 2002. Located in Willamette Valley, Oregon and filled with mineral and spice notes, their 2014 Pinot Gris is one of the best organic wines you'll ever taste. With citrus, apple, and fig flavors, this wine can be paired with different dishes including brie cheese, grilled chicken, and fresh halibut.
SANTA JULIA 2012 CHARDONNAY ORGANICA
This family-owned winery is the largest and one of the best organic wineries in Argentina. Located in Mendoza, Argentina, Santa Julia is a brand owned by Familia Zuccardi and half of their estate vineyards are certified as organic. One of their best organic wine is the 2012 Chardonnay Organica. It is a dry white, medium-bodied wine that offers a fruity bouquet of pear, apple, pineapple, and banana.
BIOKULT 2010 ROSE
The Biokult is owned by the Michlits family and they produce their wines from certified organic grapes. Their grapes are certified by both the Austrian Bio Garantie and the USDA. Set in Niederösterreich, Austria, their winery produces the organic wine Vinified from the native Blauer Zweigelt Varietal which is a dry rose with a nice 12.5% alcohol. This wine is equipped with a touch of minerality, and filled with kiwi, tart strawberry, and melon flavors.