Organic Winegrowing

The organic wine sector is showing impressive growth in New Zealand — a reflection of both international demand and increasing industry awareness around the benefits of organic practices. Organic Winegrowers New Zealand (OWNZ) is a grower-led organisation dedicated to supporting and encouraging the production of high quality, organic and biodynamically grown wines.

Organic grape and wine production is a growing part of the New Zealand wine world. Ten percent of New Zealand wineries now hold organic certification, including many of our iconic, world-renowned producers.

Certification is important. OWNZ only promotes wines from independently certified organic and biodynamic growers. In New Zealand, BioGro and AsureQuality provide internationally recognised organic certification. Biodynamic producers in New Zealand are certified by Demeter New Zealand. 


OWNZ engages in research and education to promote knowledge-sharing about organic growing and works to educate the world about New Zealand's organic and biodynamic wines. OWNZ projects include:

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Organic winegrowers cooperate with nature.

Organic Winegrowers New Zealand members

Whether already organic or just starting out, all New Zealand wine industry members are welcome to join Organic Winegrowers New Zealand. Member benefits include education, publicity and networking. 

Visit the OWNZ website for a list of fully and part certified organic winegrowers:

Please note OWNZ is a voluntary membership organisation and may not include all certified organic wineries and vineyards. To keep abreast of the latest certification status of this growing and evolving sector, please contact BioGro New Zealand, one of the main organic certifiers in New Zealand. They collect data on the total organic wine sector, including that from the other organic certification bodies, Asure Quality, OrganicFarmNZ, and Demeter. For further information please contact info@biogro.co.nz

Get in touch

To find out more about organic winegrowing in New Zealand, please contact Organic Winegrowers New Zealand: info@organicwinenz.com

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