French organic wines have seen an enormous success in sales and production in recent years, contributing to the increase of all wine exports. In eight years, the agricultural land area dedicated to organic wines has more than tripled. Exports have seen an increase of 32% since 2016, primarily thanks to the United States, Japan, and Germany.
While French organic wines are performing very well on the international market, the production is actually developed, with an increase of 46% in number of bottles sold. As of now, the success of organic wines is such that there is greater demand than supply, but that will change because many winemakers are switching over to organic.
All of these elements confirm the boom of the sector coming from a particularly dynamic supply and an increasingly strong demand, both on the domestic French and international markets. France is benefitting from a good reputation when it comes to wine, which is an ideal entry point to introduce organic wines.
An organic wine is a wine produced following a strict framework of rules surrounding the winemaking process. This forbids the use of chemical products or pesticides on the products, regulates the use of additives, and encompasses lower limits level of sulfur and sulfites in the wine.