Winemaking falls into three categories: Organic, Biodynamic, and Natural. Organic wines are made of grapes that are organically farmed. This means, no artificial fertilizers, herbicides and harmful chemicals. Biodynamic, on the other hand, is quite similar with organic, but taken to extreme. In biodynamic farming, the farmers viewed the vineyard as a living ecosystem that can sustain on its own. Everything used to cultivate the vines are generated inside the vineyard. Still, no harmful chemicals involved. Lastly, natural wines are made from grapes that are cultivated either organically or biodynamically. The main difference is the vinification process. Natural wines, during vinification, don’t use any artificial chemicals—nothing is added and removed from the grapes, unlike organic and biodynamic which used chemicals in their vinification process.

This infographic from Cellars Wine Club takes a look at the differences between the three processes.

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The Difference Between Organic, Biodynamic, and Natural Wine


Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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