Organic versus Certified Organic—”Organic” is a term that takes one a lot of different meanings depending on where your bottle originates from—the USDA is particularly precise in how they evaluate “organic” versus “certified organic” food and wine.
Organic—Organic foods and beverages are made with at least 95% certified organic ingredients. The USDA follows a strict set of rules in order to classify “certified organic,” ingredients:
“Certified to have grown on soil that had no prohibited substances applied for three years prior to harvest. Prohibited substances include most synthetic fertilizers and pesticides[…]no genetic engineering, used to improve disease or pest resistance or to improve crop yields”
Certified Organic—Certified Organic products can also be thought of as 100% organic. The three year certification process ensures that synthetic substances have left vineyard soil, promoting biodiversity while also protecting natural resources.
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