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Four organic wine associations presented themselves together for the first time in Germany

European Organic Wineries are Pulling Together

On the eve of the ProWein wine trade fair in Düsseldorf, a joint presentation of the Demeter, Ecovin, Haut les Vins, and respekt-BIODYN winemakers' associations took place for the first time. In a friendly exchange for the sustainable future of the European wine landscape.
Düsseldorf, 20 March 2018

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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, and the trend is rising. Leading the charge and driving this trend are the Demeter, Haut les Vins, and respekt-BIODYN transnational winemakers' associations, as well as the German association Ecovin, who presented themselves together for the first time in Germany under the motto "Europe's organic & biodynamic winemakers - sustainably successful". "We want to offer ecologically-oriented wineries a stage, because they do priceless work for the European winemaking landscape, and at the same time produce wines of the highest quality," says organizer Christian Frens of Sommelier Consult.

Around 500 wine enthusiasts came to the Düsseldorf Industry Club to taste wines from more than 80 exhibitors from Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Austria. "We all want the same thing: to keep our vineyards healthy for our descendants, and at the same time to produce excellent, individual wines. In addition, we are operating in line with the targets of the Paris Agreement on climate change, because the higher the biodiversity in our vineyards, and the larger their area, the better they act as CO2 sinks. We need as many wineries as possible to do the same," adds Michael Goëss-Enzenberg, chairman of respekt-BIODYN, and one of the event's initiators. Whether or not the event will be repeated next year will be decided in the coming weeks. In the positive case, it will again take place again on the Saturday before ProWein. "We want to use this synergy. Winemakers, attendees, and the press only have to travel once and can therefore save important resources," explains Christian Frens. A listing of all the wineries can be found at bio-biodyn.sommelier-consult.de

For more information regarding the vintners assiciactions please see page 2 in the attached word document.

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ORGANIZER
Sommelier Consult
General Manager: Christian Frens
Lindenstraße 14, 50674 Cologne, Germany
Tel. +49 221 924 28 240, Email: christian.frens@sommelier-consult.de
bio-biodyn.sommelier-consult.de

Demeter www.demeter.de
Ecovin www.ecovin.de
Haut les Vins www.hautlesvins.com
respekt-BIODYN www.respekt-biodyn.bio

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