The number of organic wine producers in Spain has jumped 10% in 2018 to 1,033 – from 939 in 2017. The regions of Catalonia, Valencia, and Andalucia accounted for the largest growth in organic wine for 2018.
Statistics show that Spain is the EU Country with the largest organic vineyard area, with production growth from 11,841ha in 2001 to over 113,000ha in 2018.
Organic vineyards in Spain represent less than 12% of the country’s total vineyard area, which is a similar percentage share to that of France and Italy.
In a bid to drive-up exports, Spain will be focusing on organic and biodynamic wines.
Spanish Organic Wines (SOW), an association created in 2014 which facilitates wines exports for 38 producers, said the majority of Spain’s organic wines are now exported with domestic consumption of these wines lagging behind international demand.
Barcelona Wine Week will be held February 3rd to 6th 2020 and will be dedicating space to organic and biodynamic wines.
Spain has been looking to increase export prices, but the country’s wines continue to provide value compared to France and Italy.