Martha Stewart: The Best Organic Wines for Every OccasionGET TO KNOW RIOJA
By Sarah Tracey
Published June 02, 2022
Organic wine is made from—you guessed it—organic grapes. To be certified organic, grapes need to be sourced from vineyards that exclude the use of synthetic chemicals. These can include fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, pesticides, and any genetically modified products… Although achieving a certification is time-consuming, labor-intensive, and expensive for a winery, it doesn’t always mean that the wines are higher priced. You can find some affordable and delicious organic wines, whites, red, and sparkling. Here are some of our top picks.
Best Organic Wines to buy in 2022:
Best Host Gift: Cune Rioja Organic 2019
Rioja is a region in North Central Spain, where red, white, rosé, and also sparkling wines are made. Cune is one of the best-known producers there, and a name that your most snobbish wine friends will recognize and be impressed by. But you don’t have to be a connoisseur to love this wine, which is full of bright red cherry and spice notes with a hint or earthiness. It’s medium-bodied and food friendly—definitely a crowd-pleaser. Best of all, Rioja wines generally taste much more expensive than they are: the perfect give to give without breaking the bank.