Organic winegrowing

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.

TOSQ Wines (making compost)

Organic growers work in harmony with the rhythms and processes of nature, eliminating the need for synthetic chemicals and endeavouring to produce wines that are true to the earth.

As part of its commitment to sustainability, New Zealand Winegrowers supports and collaborates with Organic Winegrowers New Zealand (OWNZ). OWNZ is a grower-led organisation dedicated to supporting and encouraging the production of high quality, organic and biodynamically grown wines.

OWNZ engages in research and education to promote knowledge-sharing about organic growing, and works to educate the world about New Zealand organic and biodynamic wines.

Visit the Organic Winegrowers New Zealand website for a list of:

Our projects

OWNZ Membership

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. 

For general enquiries, please contact the OWNZ coordinator:

Rebecca Reider
Email: coordinator@organicwinegrowers.org.nz
Phone: 027 359 4522

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