Monty's organic/BD stocktake – France


Written by Monty Waldin. See our guide to this week's comprehensive stocktake on the extent of organic and biodynamic viticulture in the world today. See also this relevant thread on our forum.

Agence Bio, France's national body for the promotion and development of organics, says that in 2011 one-fifth of all French organic farmland was vineyard, and 7.4% of the French vineyard was certified organic or in conversion (in 2007 it was 3.3%). This makes a total of 61,000 hectares of vines, 99% of which were for wine rather than table grapes. France's organic vines are farmed by 4,700...