Organic Viticulture

In general, organic viticulture eschews the use of synthetic herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides in the vineyard. However, the practices, standards, and certifications for organic viticulture differ country to country and sometimes state to state. Additionally, some aspects of organic viticulture are very controversial, such as the currently permitted use of limited amounts of SULFUR and/or copper sulfate in vineyards. A distinction must also be made between organically grown grapes and organic wine. In some countries, organic wine must have no added sulfur, even though some sulfur may be used in a vineyard that produces organically grown grapes.


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