Organic Wine Allacher
“Organic” – an advertising slogan of recent years.
Not for us.
We have been a fully certified organic winery since 1992. We can call ourselves trendsetters, as we were the first organic wine producer in the largest wine-growing village in Austria. Producing organic wine means a lot of work, constant attentiveness and care, but above all respect for nature. The result is outstanding – something you should taste!
Organic wine and organic agriculture
The basis of organic farming is the SOIL. The aim of the farmer/winemaker is to keep the soil healthy and fertile. Basically, organic farmers work like they did 100 years ago: no fertilization, no synthetic pesticides or herbicides, no synthetic weed control and a small selection of aids in the production. All this, of course, with the technology of the 21st century. The aim is to process the grapes in a way that in the end you get the maximum of “organic wine” into the bottle.
Our conviction turned into a trend.
In the beginning, the changes and adjustments were complex and time consuming. At that time we were often smiled at. However, we were able to gain enough experience and develop a basic organic wine philosophy and way of life. Our journey has started in 1990 with my father, Matthias Allacher. During various conversations and inspections with agricultural departments, it turned out that our cultivation and our vinification had already been in line with organic criteria and standards. Thus, it was only a formal act and our winery received the seal of quality “Organic Winery”. Furthermore, a skin disease (neurodermatitis) of a family member changed our attitude towards food and consumption and encouraged us to keep striving towards more authenticity and transparency.
These are the most important differences in the production of organic wine compared to conventional wine:
- Greening the vine rows to build up organic mass and soil life – no use of conventional fertilizers
- No use of chemical synthetic pesticides against fungal diseases
- No use of herbicides – weed control is purely mechanical
- For organic wine, Sulphurhas to be 1/3 lower than for conventional wine
- Use of pheromone attractants for biological pest control in the vineyards
- Nature and resource conservative production
- Annual inspections by the organization “Austria Bio Garantie” with certificate