Italy and Germany win top organic honours

Saturday, 10. February 2018 - 17:00

The judging in action/Photo by Adlumina

The results are in from MUNDUS VINI Biofach, the organic wine award done in conjunction with BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic foods. The best organic winery of 2018 in the international category are from Fattoria La Vialla in Tuscany. Württemberg Schlossgut Hohenbeilstein VDP was named best organic winery from Germany, home of both MUNDUS VINI and BIOFACH.

Fattoria La Vialla is a family-run, organic/biodynamic farm and wine estate. It produces its own wine, extravirgin olive oil, pecorino cheese, honey and other food products, and can boast the largest Demeter-certified surface area in Europe. This is the fourth time it has won the title of Best International Organic Winery.

Its wines were up against more than 550 certified organic wines from Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Chile, Austria, South Africa, Mexico, Poland and Bulgaria. With a total of 67 medals, the Italian wine growers came out ahead, with Germany just behind (65 medals), and then Spain (51) and France (33).

MUNDUS VINI Biofach, now in its ninth edition, recognizes the best certified organic wines. The rising number of entries is proof that the organic category has moved from being something of an oddity a decade ago, to being one of the most serious and fast-growing categories of wine.

The winners of the competition will be announced at BIOFACH trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, on 15 February 2018.