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Château de Pommard in top bracket as organic and biodynamic wines thrive

The global market for organic wine smashed through the US$10 billion mark in 2023 and is expected to expand with a growth rate exceeding 10% between now and 2030, according to the latest market research. This is due in part to education. Consumers are beginning to understand that eco-friendly farming and winemaking choices have a positive qualitative effect and organic and biodynamic selections do not merely give you a 'feel good factor'.

According to the IWSR, "almost half (46%) of US regular wine drinkers also say they will always choose a sustainable wine when given the choice."

There are a number of other drivers for this. There is, across many industries, a spotlight on health and wellness. In the world of winegrowing, lawsuits have been filed not only by individuals citing pesticides-related illnesses but also organisations concerned with the destruction of wildlife such as the Center for Biological Diversity.

Shoppers are seeking safely in certification (something of a hornet's nest in itself) to assure them that the product they buy are free from systemic chemicals. Here at Château de Pommard, we align with this philosophy and we're pleased to see how this is being recognised more and more.

Top 14 Organic Wines Worldwide

London-based Club Oenologique have just released their 14 Best Organic Wines list and we're over the moon to discover that our Clos Marey-Monge Monopole 2020 right there in the lofty number 5 position!

Our great score of 95 at last year's IWSC competition put us in the shop window for inclusion.

Another element in the modern drinker's decision-making revolves around environmental stewardship. How are my choices affecting my environment? Does this or that estate care about soil health? Do they make decisions that create longevity in the vineyard for generations to come?

Viticulture is responsible for a huge amount of pollution worldwide.

If we look at France as an example, vineyards only account for 3% of agricultural land, and yet they are responsible for 20% of the pesticide usage of the whole country. Vine health creates grapes that are more resilient and resistant to disease, so there is less need for protective measures.

Our grapes are organic and we are certified biodynamic. This took a long time to achieve but the vines are stronger and healthier than ever, making wines that reflect that in their energy and concentration.

There's still a long way to go before there are more winemakers and winegrowers embracing positive change than those who do not, but we intend to keep flying the flag for environmentally sound wine production and world class biodynamic wine.