Currently, organic wine is defined as “wine made from organically grown grapes“. The standards for organic wine (regulating both the crop & production methods) vary among certifiers. However, in all cases, in order for a vineyard to be classed as organic, the owner must be able to prove which vineyard the grapes came from, which officially recognized body certified the vineyard as organic, and from what date certified organic practices began. The fundamental idea behind organic, and from what date certified organic practices began. The fundamental idea behind organic wine is that making wine from grapes grown without chemical fertilizers, weed killers, insecticides, and other synthetic chemicals is better both for the planet AND for the wine drinker because all of these things can damage the soil and the plant, and can end up in the wine as residue.
ICEA- Instituto per la Certificazione Etica ed Ambientale (consortium with external activity) is the most prominent body in Italy certifying products obtained with organic farming methods or having a great ethical, social and environmental relevance. This is demonstrated by its history, number of certified operations and staff working in Italy and throughout the world in close touch with communities and operators.