26 Best Organic Wines and Wine Brands [Must Try Wines in 2023!]
Organic wines are more popular than ever but which natural wine should you try next? We list our absolute favorite sustainable and additive free wines in 2023.
Organic or clean wines have slowly been gaining in popularity in recent years as people become more conscious about their health and the environment.
Drinkability is no longer the sole reason to buy a wine as new considerations have arisen regarding the way that wine is produced.
Organic wine, certified by USDA, is free from artificial pesticides, fertilizers, or any other type of synthetic chemical used in the winemaking process.
In fact, the rate of growth of consumption of wine produced sustainably and free of artificial chemicals, in-line with the principles of organic farming, is currently outpacing that of non-organic wine.
Below, we recommend some absolutely incredible organic wines that you don't want to miss!
What Does it Mean for a Wine to Be Labelled as Organic?
Before I get into the best organic wine brands, let's quickly go through what it means to be an organic wine.
There are a number of criteria a wine must satisfy in order for it to be eligible to be labelled as organic.
These requirements are managed by the National Organic Program who oversee the setting of guidelines for the processing and labeling of organic products in addition to maintaining a national list of approved and prohibited ingredients.
This means that both the ingredients, and also the processing or conversion into wine, must be certified as organic.
Based on this, winemakers that wish to label their products may do so using 4 different designations:
- 100% Organic - This is the most difficult to achieve and requires the winemaker to use 100% (as the name would suggest) organically grown grapes and disclose information about the certifying agency. It is also not allowed for the winemaker to add additional sulfites to the wines other than those naturally occurring as a result of the fermentation process. The maximum level of sulfites allowed in 100% organic wines is 20 parts per million (ppm)
- Organic - Wines that are labelled organic must contain at least 95% ingredients that are organic in order to be able to carry the label.
- Made With Organic Ingredients - Wines that are labelled as "made with organic ingredients" must contain at least 70% of organic materials with the remainder not being organic. The use of added sulfites is also permitted.
- Some Organic Ingredients - Lastly, if your wine contains any ingredients that are certified organic they can mention this in the ingredient statement but they are not allowed to carry the organic seal.
Best Organic White Wines
From light and refreshing Pinot Grigios to buttery organic Chardonnays, we have some sumptuous natural white wines coming up that you need to try!
Best Organic Pinot Grigio
Refreshing acidity and dry zestiness are on show in these awesome Pinot Grigio wines made using 100% organic grapes.
26. Ziobaffa Organic Pinot Grigio 2020
Produced in a zero-waste facility in Tuscany, the Ziobaffa Organic Pinot Grigio is a sustainable white wine made with grapes harvested around the middle of August and fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks.
The cooler fermentation produces a complex Pinot Grigio with a refreshingly crisp and slightly sweet flavor.
Notes of Meyer lemon, honey crisp, green apple, and pickled ginger give this organic wine outstanding depth.
Perfect with chicken, seafood, salads, and lighter bites, look no further for a refreshing and vibrant organic white wine you can drink anytime.
25. Candoni Organic Pinot Grigio 2020
Candoni Organic Pinot Grigio is produced by the De Zan and the Candoni families in Terre Siciliane, Italy.
The grapes are hand-harvested, gently pressed, and fermented in stainless steel tanks with no chemicals or additives.
Smooth and crisp with balanced acidity, this organic wine has fantastic flavor and a satisfying body with toasted almonds, walnut, apple, and ripe nectarine notes. Melon, guava, and plantain on the palate give rise to a smooth fruity finish.
You can enjoy this wine as an aperitif and with strongly flavored foods like barbeque, pad Thai, fajitas, bright salads, and pasta with white sauce.
Best Organic Sauvignon Blanc
Light, crisp, and refreshing, these Sauvignon Blancs are 100% organic and 100% delicious!
24. Hacienda Araucano Humo Blanco Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2020
This organic Sauvignon Blanc is made with organic grapes grown in biodynamic vineyards in Colchagua Valley, Chile.
The winery was set up in 1997 by Jacques y Francois Lurton S.A, one of the most famous winemakers of Bordeaux.
A floral nose with tropical fruit gives this wine a delectable scent, with a smooth, refreshing palate that balances the acidity.
The flavor profile includes guava, grapefruit, citrus, green pear, and gooseberry, with a bright finish.
This wine is perfect with chicken dishes and shellfish. The grapes come from vineyards with strict water-conserving measures and sustainable farming practices.
23. Frog's Leap Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Frog's winery is fully sustainable, using biodynamic cultivation certified by California Certified Organic Farmers.
Leap Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020 benefits from long Sur lie aging, producing a bright wine with delicious minerality.
It has a bright, stone fruit nose with crisp green apple notes. Bright mineral flavors, citrus, grapefruit, and lemon shine on the palate, with a very dry profile. The balanced body makes it perfect on its own and with light food.
Pair this organic wine with bread, savory snacks, pastries, and white meats. It's also delicious with cakes and sweet treats.
22. Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2021
From the vineyards of Marlborough, New Zealand, comes this Sauvignon Blanc from Whitehaven, a bottle of mouth-watering white wine with great acidity.
The vineyards are certified by the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand organization.
A fruity, medium-bodied wine, Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of lime, tropical fruit, and currant, with notes of gooseberry. Vibrant flavors of passionfruit, lemongrass, and white peach create delicious, balanced wine.
This wine is perfect with salads, chicken, pasta in white sauce, and shellfish. It also works with Pan-Asian cuisine and Cajun food.
Is wine gluten-free? We explain the complications around this claim in our latest article at WineTurtle.com
Best Organic Chardonnay
Typically dry and medium to full-bodied, Chardonnay is the most popular white wine in the world.
These are some of our favorite Chardonnays made using organic methods.
21. Domaine Bousquet Gran Reserve Organic Chardonnay 2017
A classic Chardonnay from Mendoza, Argentina, Domaine Bousquet Gran Reserve uses the first juice from the harvest.
The vineyards follow strict ecological practices, ensuring that grapes and everything in the production line follows natural methods.
The vineyards are as high as 5,249 feet, producing Chardonnay grapes with a sharp flavor profile.
The wine is a tantalizing blend of smooth, almondy notes, mild spice aromas, with a soft, creamy palate with intense pear and peach flavors.
This wine has medium acidity with a refreshing finish. It balances sweetness, so it suits salads, seafood, grilled fish, and light dishes.
20. Hahn SLH Chardonnay 2019
This organic Chardonnay has a crisp profile with caramel notes, produced from vineyards certified by the Sustainability in Practice (SIP) Program.
It is made from grapes that see one of the longest growing seasons in Monterey, California.
If you love caramel and cream, the Hahn SLH Chardonnay 2019 is the Chardonnay for you.
It has lively aromas of butterscotch and baked pear, with hints of tropical fruit and lemon. Flavors of lemon, pear, and caramel lead to a long, creamy finish.
This wine is delicious with Mediterranean food, fish pie, roasted chicken, stews, and other hearty food with bold flavors.
Best Organic Riesling
Aromatic, floral, and fruity who doesn't love Riesling!
19. Art of Earth Organic Riesling 2020
Art of Earth Organic Riesling is produced in the dry, trocken style, creating a crisp, dry wine with noticeable acidity.
The organic vineyards in Rheinhessen, Germany, use slate soils that are certified organic with water sustainability practices.
The wine is dry and acidic, with notes of peach and apple, citrus on the mid-palate, and a pineapple, almost tropical finish. The aromas include peach pie, nectarine, and honey, with a smoky tone that pairs well with bold foods.
This Riesling organic wine is perfect with spicy food, BBQ chicken, fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, and tapas, bringing out the best of powerful flavors.
Best Organic Red Wines
From rich and peppery Cabernet Sauvignons to berry heavy Zinfandels, there are some amazing red wines to try down below.
Best Organic Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich with a high tannin content, Cabernet Sauvignon is sensational with some grilled meat.
Check out our favorite organic wineries producing this fabulous wine below.
18. Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
The Lapostolle Winery is an organic wine brand from Chile.
Based in the Rapel Valley of central Chile, these guys became certified organic in 2011.
First and foremost, their aim is to raise the profile of Chilean wine to not only be associated with affordable wines, by producing world-class natural wines - and they have done a very good job at it.
They are particularly famous for their Carmeniere, which is Bordeaux-style red wine that is grown almost exclusively in that region of Chile due to the fact that many other vineyards growing these grapes throughout the world have been infected by a fungus.
As a result, they have an uncompromising approach to quality and sustainability with an eye on the long term.
Which bottle should I try?
The Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 is a delight. It's certainly one of the best organic cabernet sauvignons we've tried.
It's amazing value for money and gets even better after a year or two.
17. Domaine Bousquet Reserve Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Argentinian winemaker Domaine Bousquet produces this clean wine with an 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Malbec blend.
The company is committed to eco-friendly and sustainable winemaking while improving biodiversity in Argentina.
The wine is a rich ruby color with strawberry and dark berry aromas, with spicy and mineral notes adding depth. On the palate, savory tannins, blackberry and bramble, black plum, and a hint of dark chocolate give it a delicious flavor.
Drink this wine with roast beef, hearty stews, salted pork, and rich chicken dishes. It's also great with chocolate desserts and pastries.
16. Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Although slightly on the pricier side, Hall Wines produces some of the best organic wines out there. The flavor and aroma that you get from them is simply unparalleled.
So if you feel like treating yourself (or someone else for that matter), a nice bottle from Hall Wines is definitely not a bad choice.
All of Hall's vineyards are certified organic, and only natural products are used for weed and pest control.
To minimize their footprint even further, they use 50% bio-diesel in all of their farming operations which significantly reduces their overall carbon emissions.
To top it all off, both owners Kathryn and Craig Hall, donate a portion of business profits to charity through their own foundation.
This is one definitely worth having a look at and if that doesn't qualify as one of the best organic wine brands, I don't know what does!
But, what's their best organic wine?
If you can find it at a reasonable price, the 2017 (or in fact most years) Hall "Kathryn Hall" Cabernet Sauvignon has quite a reputation. It's an excellent organic red wine that has quite the reputation.
Unfortunately, reputation means a price tag too and you won't find it on the cheap these days.
15. Pacific Redwood Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
This wine comes from Mendocino, California, produced with organic grapes grown at the headwaters of the Russian River in Redwood Valley. The winery is surrounded by unspoiled natural land, protected by the winery to preserve wildlife.
It's very rich with medium tannins and a plum and chocolate flavor profile. It has earthy, smoky, and decadent aromas with a peppery finish. It's a rustic, full-bodied wine for special occasions.
Pacific Redwood Organic Cabernet Sauvignon brings out the best of beef, lamb, and game, or you can enjoy it with chocolate and hard cheeses.
14. Frey Biodynamic Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Frey Biodynamic Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich, peppery wine produced with grapes from Mendocino, California. A third-generation family owns the organic vineyards with strict organic and biodynamic farming methods.
Spicy and hearty, this red wine has notes of allspice, cardamon, hackberry, and black cherry, with graceful tannins. A long finish joins the velvety mouthfeel with plum, blueberry, and smoked oak flavors. It's expressive and interesting.
This wine's peppery and earthy profile makes it perfect with mushroom ragout, roasted meats, stews, and dark chocolate.
Best Organic Pinot Noir
Grown around the world, Pinot Noir can be both fruity and earthy. It's a wine that reflects the terroir more than others.
13. Cono Sur Organic Pinot Noir 2020
Cono Sur Organic Pinot Noir 2020 is an expressive wine from Chile's Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery.
The organically grown grapes are certified by the BCS Öeko Garantie GmbH, and they are hand-picked to ensure only the ripest harvest.
A traditional Pinot Noir, you'll enjoy red-fruit notes of cherry and raspberry with hints of black plum and smoked oak.
The delicate palate is perfectly balanced, leaning toward cherry and black fruit with an aromatic, earthy finish.
This organic red wine goes perfectly with fish, chicken, duck, spicy food, mushrooms, soft cheeses, risotto, pasta, and savory dishes.
12. DeLoach Heritage Reserve Pinot Noir
Another winery from home soil, DeLoach is known for its Pinot Noir. They take to heart the old Native American proverb that "We do not inherit this land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children".
Their first organic certification was awarded in 2008, and they put great emphasis on the fact that they consider themselves stewards of the land, with the responsibility of passing along a clean environment and revitalized, healthy soil, to future generations.
Their focus is predominantly on "small-lot winemaking", where they give exception care and attention to these lots in order to produce their wines.
But where to start?
DeLoach are well known for their organic pinot noirs and the Heritage Collection is a great place to begin.
Best Organic Merlot
Dark fruit with vanilla undertones, Merlot goes down easy but proves easy drinking wine doesn't need to be sweet.
11. Candoni Organic Merlot 2020
Candoni is an Italian, family-run winery that specializes in organic winemaking. Candoni Organic Merlot 2020 is produced with grapes on the hillsides of Veneto, harvested at the turn of autumn or when the grapes get super juicy.
This organic Merlot is a contender for Merlot of the year, boasting an aromatic, fruity flavor profile and aromas.
Blackberry, cherry, and blackcurrant on the palate with smooth tannins ensure a refreshingly bright, full-bodied wine.
The fruitiness and richness of this wine make it perfect with beef and steak, BBQ chicken, prawns, and blue cheese.
Best Organic Zinfandel
Fruity and spicy, Zinfandel isn't one of the most popular reds, but that doesn't mean it should be overlooked.
10. Frey Organic Zinfandel 2020
Produced by Frey Vineyards in Mendocino, California, this Zinfandel is made with grapes grown in vineyards with strict sustainability practices for the soil, groundwater, and wildlife, to ensure minimal impact on the planet.
Frey Organic Zinfandel is a hearty and peppery red wine with brambleberry, cherry, red fruit, and allspice notes. On the palate, it's remarkably refined, with fresh cherry and currant and a long, smooth finish with a hint of apple.
This wine is best with barbeque, Cajun food, and Mexican food because the peppery and cherry notes are strong enough to come through.
Best Organic Syrah
Full-bodied with strong fruit flavors, Syrah wines are bold and absolutely beautiful.
9. Château Maris Les Amandiers 2017
The Château Maris Winery was actually the dream of an Englishman, by the name of Robert Eden.
Robert moved to France over 20 years ago in pursuit of setting up a winery that reflects, instead of masks, the land on which the grapes are grown.
It's all about using nature's resources and growing grapes in a way that is sustainable and complements the local environment.
To Robert, grapes are "grown" and not "produced". He is strictly against the use of pesticides and fertilizers, but rather used intensive composting to rejuvenate the soil in the vineyard he purchased when he first relocated to France.
Each and every element on the vineyard is organic, ranging from the grapes to even the wood that was used in construction of the vineyard, which hails from certified managed forests in the region.
But what's their best bottle?
The 2017 Les Amandiers is a terrific Syrah that is universally praised by wine critics. It's an amazing organic red wine that doesn't disappoint.
Best Organic Rosé Wines
Fruity, fresh, crisp, and bright, it's hard not to love rosé wine!
These are some of our favorite purely organic rosés that shouldn't be missed!
8. Dominio de Eguren Protocolo Rosé Organic 2019
This vibrant rosé is produced in La Mancha, Spain, by Dominio de Eguren from Bobal grapes grown in organic vineyards on the hillside. Cold soak and stainless-steel fermentation produce a unique wine with a crisp flavor.
Light and refreshing, this wine has orange and peach on the nose with peach, melon, and stone fruit flavors. A hint of orange peel and a medium finish give it excellent depth and a taste not like any other Spanish rosé.
This wine is perfect as an aperitif, and it also goes well with grilled fish, crab, pizza, shrimp, tuna, and chicken dishes.
7. Frog's Leap Pink La Grenouille Rougante 2019
Frog's Leap Pink La Grenouille Rougante is a delicious rosé made with Valdiguié grapes grown in organic vineyards in Mendocino, California. The vineyards and winemaking process are fully sustainable, with minimal waste.
This is rosé in its purest form – balanced acidity, lively and crisp, with a strong fruity profile. It has notes of strawberry, raspberry, lime, and cranberry, with florals on the nose and a refined, smooth finish with a hint of lemon peel.
We love this organic rosé wine with fish, chicken, and pasta in white sauce, but it's best with risotto and mushroom dishes.
6. JCB No. 69 Brut Rose Cremant de Bourgogne
A fine rosé from acclaimed winemaker Jean-Charles Boisset, Number 69, is made with organic Pinot Noir grapes. Burgundy's cool climate produces the finest Pinot Noir grapes in Europe, in this case on vineyards in Côte de Nuits.
This rosé has more depth than most others, with notes of red apple, orange peel, red currant, and aromatic strawberry jam. The flavor profile is heavy on red fruit, with a mellow and rounded profile and a finish of light cream.
Being a Brut, this wine balances sweetness and acidity, and it's perfect with cake, desserts, cheeses, and savory treats.
5. Hampton Water Rosé 2020
Produced by French winemaker Hampton Water, Hampton Water Rosé 2020 is aged in French oak barrels, giving it excellent depth. It's made with organic Cinsault and Grenache grapes from the French region of Languedoc Roussillon.
A distinctive minerality and aromas of strawberry, citrus fruit, and melon give this wine a moreish profile. White cherry, candied fruits, and a touch of red fruit bring the palate to life with a long finish that leaves a sweet taste.
This organic rosé wine is perfect with lean fish, chicken and pork dishes, tuna salad, feta, goat's cheese, and grilled vegetables.
Best Organic Sparkling Wines
These organic sparkling wines need to be tasted to be believed! Sweet or dry, there's a flavor profile for everyone in our recommendations.
4. Casa Di Malia Organic Prosecco
Casa Di Malia Organic Prosecco is made with organic Glera, with balanced acidity and a medium body. The vineyards in Tenuta Divici, Italy, are certified organic, with ecological farming practices to ensure minimal impact on wildlife.
Fine bubbles and notes of lemon zest, citrus, banana, and acacia flowers give this organic sparkling wine an intriguing bouquet. On the palate, white fruit, lemon, apple, and notes of pear give it a delicate and rounded profile.
This sparkling wine is delicious with desserts, sweets, and savory treats, and it's also dry enough for chicken dishes and fish.
3. Korbel Organic Brut
A pure and refreshing sparkling wine made in the classic Korbel style, Korbel Organic Brut blends organic French Colombard, Sangiovese, and Chardonnay grapes, fermented in cool stainless-steel tanks to bring out a delicate flavor profile.
The sumptuous aromas of apple, pear, white peach, and strawberry are perfectly reflected in the flavor profile, which adds a hint of brioche and citrus. The finish is medium-dry with a slight minerality, perfect for smoked fish.
Smoked salmon, barbeque chicken, egg dishes, salads, and risotto are good food pairings for this wine, and it's also perfect as an aperitif.
2. Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs 2016
Made from organic Chardonnay grown on California's North Coast, Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs 2016 is a beautiful wine. The Schramsberg winery has full organic operations, with biodynamic practices to promote a diverse ecosystem.
This sparkling Blanc de Blancs has aromas of peach, apple, apricot, and orange blossom, with flavors of honey, lemon zest, and freshly sliced peaches. It's light-bodied and dry, making it an ideal tipple for sweet treats.
We love this wine by itself and as an aperitif to shellfish and grilled fish, but it also goes down a treat with chicken and pork dishes.
1. Venturini Baldini Montelocco Lambrusco
Montelocco Lambrusco is made from Lambrusco Salamino grapes from Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The winery was the first in Italy to switch to purely organic production, committed to sustainable practices across its facilities.
Clay-rich soils give the grapes a floral, tart note, but they develop a sweet taste during fermentation. This sparkling wine stands out with a fragrance of black cherries, raspberry, and herbs, with allspice and blackberry flavors.
Fine bubbles and fresh acidity make this wine perfect with cured meats, cheeses, bread, savory snacks, and salty fish dishes.
Is there an organic wine or winery that you think the world needs to hear about? Let us know down in the comments section!
Thanks, Tim. I’d be happy to help out.
Badger Mountain wines are my absolute favorite and should be on this list! Made with 100% organic grapes, no sulfites added, AND incredibly delicious wines. Now that’s what I consider organic!