What is Organic?
Organic viticulture is a system of growing grapes without using synthetic chemical pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or fertilisers. Only compost and organic materials are used and mulching is done with indigenous vegetation, maintaining the health and fertility of the soil.
This system of farming sustains the health and fertility of the soil and the workers in the vineyards and restores natural ecosystems that have been compromised by the use of synthetic chemicals.
Our Organic Policy
- The winery’s task is to maintain the organic status of the grapes during wine production in an environmentally responsible manner.
- Where possible, waste products are recycled: skins from the press are composted.
- Stellar is a chemical-free cellar except for two areas in the filter cleaning process. Vibration and ozone technology has replaced chemicals wherever possible.
- The cellar follows the *Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 203/2012 regarding the rules for organic wine production. Under these regulations, certain chemicals and processes are forbidden and the amount of sulphur dioxide that can be added at bottling is strictly controlled.
- We recognize wine as a natural product and try at all times to keep manipulations and additions to a minimum.
Stellar Winery is independently audited by ECOCERT.
ECOCERT is an inspection and certification body established in France in 1991 by agronomists aware of the need to develop environmentally friendly agriculture and of the importance of offering some form of recognition to those committed to this method of production. For more information about ECOCERT and their organic policies see www.ecocert.com.