Organic Wine Week 2021 promises to be the best yet, with new activities, including bespoke tastings and virtual events, offering a window into the growing and vibrant world of New Zealand organic wine. This year’s Organic Wine Week takes place Sept 20-26, centred around the Spring Equinox.
Now in its fourth year, Organic Wine Week is seven days dedicated to celebrating organic wine, its positive impact on ecosystems and health and its importance to the New Zealand wine story. It’s an opportunity for people from all over the globe to come together to share, learn and sample New Zealand organic wine.
“Over the last 12 months we have seen a massive upswing in demand for organic wine. Consumer awareness is increasing as more and more people want to know where the product they are choosing comes from, how it’s grown and the impact it has on the environment,” says Clive Dougall, chair of the producers’ association Organic Winegrowers New Zealand.
Created by Organic Winegrowers New Zealand (OWNZ), in past years Organic Wine Week has exceeded the expectations of everyone involved, with numerous events selling out and social media platforms igniting with restaurants, retailers and consumers alike all joining the celebration. In 2020, the Organic Wine Week initiative received a special commendation in the Drinks Biz Green Awards, praising the fresh take on raising awareness about organic viticulture and the international reach, multi-channel approach.
Building on this recognition and success, OWNZ have plans in place to make 2021’s edition the biggest and best week yet. OWNZ will continue collaborations with winery members, key influencers, and other key organic industries.
A calendar of events for both New Zealand and overseas will be released in August on the Organic Winegrowers New Zealand website, as well as regular updates and information on all our social media platforms.
For more information or to be part of the week, please email Sarah Booker | firstname.lastname@example.org