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Organic winemaking will be discussed at the First Russian Winemaking Forum

Today, more than 117 hectares of land are certified according to the standards of organic viticulture in our country.

Today, more than 117 hectares of land are certified according to the standards of organic viticulture in our country.

Panel discussion “Organic viticulture and winemaking” is about sustainable production and consumption. It will be held on November 24 as part of the business program of the First Russian Wine Forum with the support of Roskachestvo.

Russian winemaking is developing at a rapid pace and is becoming increasingly attractive both to consumers who are introduced to high-quality and unique Russian wines, and to entrepreneurs who see great prospects in the industry. Following the industry, the organic segment is also developing within its framework.

Organic wine is one of the global trends that perfectly illustrates the concept of responsible consumption and the desire for a healthy lifestyle. In Russia, it began to develop only with the adoption of the law “On Organic Products”. Another fundamental point was the emergence of a certification body in the person of Roskachestvo: certification not only guarantees the ecological purity of wine, but also ensures higher consumer interest. Today, more than 117 hectares of land have already been certified according to the standards of organic viticulture in Russia. According to the predictions of Roskachestvo experts, the area under such vineyards in the country can grow by another 200 hectares in 2023, and more than 900 hectares in three years.

How are organic vineyards ranked and how is their certification process going. What laws govern the economy and certification of organic wine? These questions will be answered by the participants of the discussion, including representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, the Federation Council and, of course, winemakers who focus on organic production. The discussion is moderated by Pavel Shvets, president of the agricultural production cooperative Terroir, owner of the Uppa winery.

Details of the business program can be found at official website of the Forum. The event is organized by the Roscongress Foundation and the Association “Federal Self-Regulatory Organization of Winegrowers and Winemakers of Russia” with the support of the Government of the Russian Federation. Co-organizer – Rosselkhozbank.

By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org