EUROPE ORGANIC REGULATIONS
The EC Regulations on organic farming and the corresponding labeling of agricultural products and foodstuffs are currently governed by Regulation 2092/91 and its amending ordinances which came into force on 1 January, 2009 via the Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labeling of organic products which repealed the EU’s previously existing organic regime. Organic Wine Regulation (EC) 889/2008 defines the technical and oenological procedures for organic vinification. From the 2012 harvest wines sold as ‘organic wine’ must be declare this on the label with the EU organic (leaf) logo together with the code number of the organic certifiying entity.
EUROPE ORGANIC & BIODYNAMIC WINE DATA
2016 According to Bio Austria, just under 9 percent of the 3.3 million hectares of vineyards in the European Union were cultivated organically in 2016 = 297,000 hectares (733,600 acres).