103 Best Organic Wines to Try this Year

Best list of organic wine

2017 is already off to a great start–for wine lovers–with new releases of the best organic wines to sip, swirl, and savor. So, raise your glass for a toast! This curated list of wine made from organic grapes will make you want to invent special occasions just to pop the cork.

Today, it’s not just collectors filling their cellars with delicious organic wine. Restaurants are curating their wine lists not only to please the palate, but also paying close attention to how the grapes are grown. Nathaniel Munoz, Wine Director at The Rose Cafe in Venice Beach, Calif., says, “Our list is based on a minimum standard of sustainable farming and respect to the land from where the wine comes from. It’s dominated by organic practice and highlighted with biodynamic producers.”

Beth Centlivre, General Manager at True Food Kitchen in El Segundo, Calif., adds that she considers the health benefits of the grapes as well. The Sella Mosca served at the restaurant is the perfect example, she says, “the skin of this specific varietal is three times higher in antioxidants than any grape in the world.”

Another perspective comes from Rachel Binder, General Manager and Wine Director of Plant Food + Wine, also in Venice Beach. When creating her wine list she says she looks for “a nice balance between varietals and styles that are a bit off the beaten path and elegant expressions of more traditional varietals with an emphasis on natural wines.”

While developing your own palate, be adventurous. There are thousands of varietals to discover from all over the world. Below are 103 wines made with organic grapes to get you started!

White Wine

List of best organic white wine

  1. Ciu Ciu Merlattaie, Pecorino, Marche, 2015, $18.99 (Vegan)
  2. Maysara, Riesling, Willamette Valley, McMinnville AVA, Oregon, 2015, $24 (Biodynamic)
  3. Badger Mountain, Riesling, Columbia Valley, 2015, $14
  4. Badger Mountain, Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, 2015, $14
  5. Quivira Sauvignon Blanc, Fig Tree Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California 2015 $24
  6. Domaine Weinbach Reserve Personnelle, Gewurztraminer, Alsace, France, 2014, $30 (Biodynamic)
  7. Marcel Deiss, Riesling, Alsace, France 2012 $25 (Biodynamic)
  8. Domaine Josmeyer “H,” Pinot Auxerrois, Alsace, France 2012 $40 (Biodynamic)
  9. Pizzolato Pinot Grigio, 100% Pinot Grigio, IGT Veneto; 2015, $11.99 (Vegan)
  10. Sofos Greek White, 50% Moschofilero, 50% Chardonnay, PGI Peloponnese, 2015, $12.99 (Vegan)
  11. Granza Verdejo, Verdejo, D.O. RUEDA, 2015, $11.99 (Vegan)
  12. Grgich Hills Estate, Chardonnay, Napa Valley, 2013 $43
  13. Volker Eisele Family Estate, Gemini, 76% Semillon 24%Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California, 2014, $28
  14. Girasole, Pinot Blanc, Mendocino, CA 2015,  $14 (Vegan)
  15. Chacewater, Sauvingnon Blanc, Lake County, CA, 2015, $18 (Vegan)
  16. Maysara, Pinot Blanc, Willamette Valley, McMinnville AVA, Oregon, 2015, $17 (Biodynamic)
  17. Maysara, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley,  McMinnville AVA, Oregon, 2015, $16 (Biodynamic)
  18. Preston “Madam Preston”, White Rhone-style Blend, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, 2014, $30
  19. Quivira Vineyards Fig Tree Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, 2015, $24 (Biodynamic)
  20. Mas Igneus, Barranc dels closos blanc, DOQ Priorat, Spain, 2015, $25,99
  21. Brick House, Chardonnay, Ribbon Ridge, 2014, $26.00
  22. Pizzolato Fredrik, Chardonnay, Veneto, Italy, 2014, $15
  23. Holman Ranch, Chardonnay, Carmel Valley, CA, 2012, $27
  24. Domaine Eugene Meyer, Reisling, Alsace, France 2012, $18 (Biodynamic)
  25. Domaine Vrignaud Chablis, Chardonnay, $24.99
  26. Maison Matisco Saint Veran, Chardonnay $24.99
  27. Domaine Vincent Carême Le Peu Morier, Chenin Blanc, $39.99
  28. Ciu Ciu Oris, 50% Trebbiano, 30% Passerine, 20% Pecorino, Marche, $13.99 (Vegan)
  29. Domaine Spiropoulos Mantinia, Moschofilero, Mantinia, Greece, 2015, $15
  30. Albet i Noya, 3 Macabeus, DO Penedès, Spain, 2015, $15.99
  31. Albet i Noya, El Fanio, DO Penedès, Spain, 2015, $17.99
  32. Domaine Bousquet’s Reserve Pinot Gris, Tupungato Valley, Argentina, 2015, $14.99
  33. Albet i Noya, Xarel·lo, DO Penedès, Spain, 2016, $12.99
  34. Martian Vineyard, Stellar, Viognier, Santa Barbara County, California, 2014, $22 (Biodynamic)
  35. Albert Mann Cuvée Albert, Riesling, Alsace, France, 2013, $27 (Biodynamic)
  36. Querciabella, Batàr Toscana IGT, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Tuscany, 2013 $79.99 (Biodynamic)
  37. Meyer-Fonne Riesling Reserve, Alsace, France, 2012, $22
  38. Natura Chardonnay, Casablanca Valley, Chile, 2012, $9.99

Red Wine

List of best organic red wine39. Jeriko, Sangiovese, Mendocino, CA, 2015, $30 (Biodynamic)

40. Martorana Family Winery Merlot, Merlot Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, 2013 $34

41. Martian Vineyard, Ground Control, Grenache noir, Santa Barbara County, California, 2013, $24 (Biodynamic)

42. Badger Mountain, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, 2015, $18

43. Badger Mountain, Merlot, Columbia Valley, 2015, $18

44. Quivira Grenache, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California 2014 $34 (Biodynamic)

45. Bonterra, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino, Lake & San Luis Obispo Counties, California, 2014 $16

46. Chateau Peybonhomme-les-Tours, Bordeaux Blend, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, France 2014, $20 (Biodynamic)

47. Pizzolato Rosso Convento, 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet, IGT Veneto, 2015, $11.99 (Vegan)

48. Chianti Naturale, 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, 10% Merlot, DOCG Chianti, 2015, $14.99 (Vegan)

49. Granza Tempranillo, 100% Tempranillo; D.O. Ribera del Duero; 2014, $14.99 (Vegan)

50. En Memoir du Malbec, 100% Malbec; AOC Bordeaux; $14.99 (Vegan)

51. Grgich Hills Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2013, $69

52. Maysara Winery, (Jamsheed), Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, McMinnville AVA, Oregon, 2010, $25 (Biodynamic)

53. Maysara Winery, (Cyrus), Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, McMinnville AVA, Oregon, 2013, $36 (Biodynamic)

54. Maysara Winery, (Asha), Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, McMinnville AVA, Oregon, 2011, $39 (Biodynamic)

55. DaVero Farm and Winery Primativo, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, 2014 $48 (Biodynamic)

56. Three Degrees, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, McMinnville AVA, Oregon, 2014, $20 (Biodynamic)

57. Ciu Ciu Oppidum, Montepulciano, Marche, $27.99 (Vegan)

58. Domaine Bousquet’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Tupungato Valley, Argentina, 2013, $17.99

59. Avignonesi, Rosso di Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, 2014, $19

60. Preston Farm & Winery Zinfandel, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, 2014, $36

61. Quivira Vineyards Black Boar Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, 2014 $48 (Biodynamic)

62. Quivira Vineyards Elusive, Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California 2014 $36 (Biodynamic)

63. Albet i Noya, Tempranillo, DO Penedès, Spain, 2015, $12.99

64. Mas Igneus, Barranc dels closos negre, DOQ Priorat, Spain, 2014, $23.99

65. Martian Vineyard, Local Group, GSM, Santa Barbara County, California, 2014, $28 (Biodynamic)

66. Brick House, Gamay Noir, Ribbon Ridge, 2015, $29.00

67. Brick House “Cuvée  du Tonnelier” Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge, 2014, $48.00

68. Chacewater, Merlot, Lake County, CA, 2015, $22 (Vegan)

69. Terra Savia, Petite Verdot, Mednocino, CA, 2011 $19

70. Domaine Bousquet, Cabernet Sauvingon & Malbec Mendoza, Argentina, 2016, $13 (Vegan)

71. Frey, Syrah, Mendocino, CA, 2013, $18 (Biodynamic)

72. Ciu Ciu Gotico, 70% Montepulciano and 30% Sangiovese, Marche, 2014, $21.99 (Vegan)

73. Domaine Grosbois Chinon La Cuisine de ma mère, $21.99 (Cabernet Franc)

74. Domaine Bousquet Malbec , Mendoza, Argentina, 2014, $14 (Vegan)

75. CALA N.1, Tempranillo, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ciudad Real, Spain, 2014, $14.99

76. Stellar Organics, Pinot Noir South Africa, 2014, $13.99

77. Avignonesi, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, 2013, $29

78. Albet i Noya, Reserva Martí, DO Penedès, Spain, 2009, $47. 99

79. Querciabella, Mongrana Maremma Toscana IGT, Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tuscany 2013 $19.99 (Biodynamic)

80. Château Carignan Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux 2009, $20

81. Château Roland La Garde Tradition Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, $17 (Biodynamic)

82. Natura Carmenere, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2011, $9.99

83. Terra Viva, Sangiovese, Marche Italy 2015 $9.99

84. Pot de Vin, Merlot, Pays D’or Languedoc, France $13.99

85. Stellar Organics, Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape, South Africa, $9.99

86. Beaver Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, $26 2013  (Biodynamic)

87. Rivers End, Pinot Noir, Western Cape, South Africa, 2014, $13.99

88. Vinecol, Malbec, Mendoza Argentina, 2015, $12.99

89. Querciabella, Chianti Classico DOCG, Sangiovese, Tuscany 2013 $36.99 (Biodynamic)

90. Querciabella, Turpino, Toscana IGT, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Merlot, Tuscany 2011 $59.99 (Biodynamic)

Rosé Wine

List of best organic rose wine91. Les Hauts de Lagarde Rosé, AOC Bordeaux; 2015,  $12.99

92. La Marouette Rose, Grenache, Languedoc, France, 2015, $12 (Vegan)

93. Quivira, Rosé, Dry Creek Valley, California 2014 $22 (Biodynamic)

94. Château Léoube, Rosé, Côtes de Provence, Provence, 2014, $20

Sparkling & Desert Wine

List of best organic sparkling wine
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95. Heaven on Earth, Muscat de Alexandrie, Western Cape, South Africa $12.99

96. Pizzolato Stefany, 100% Glera, Prosecco DOC, 2015, $14.99 (Vegan)

97. Tarantas Sparkling White, 50% Macabeo, 50% Airén, 2015, $9.99 (Vegan)

98. Perlage Canah, Prosecco, Veneto, Italy, 2015, $17

99. Albet i Noya, Brut Natural, DO Penedès, Spain, 2013, $21.99

100. Domaine Bousquet’s Rosé Sparkling Wine, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Mendoza, Argentina, NV, $13.99

101. Perlage  “Altana” Sparkling Rose, Cabernet Sauvignon, Veneto, Italy, 2014, $13

102. Mionetto Prosecco DOC, Glera, Treviso DOC, Veneto, Italy, NV, $16

103. Leclerc Briant Brut Rosé Champagne, France $65 (Biodynamic)

More Tips to Enjoy the Best Organic Wines

Do you buy organic food but aren’t as choosy about wine? Munoz says “It’s important to have the same philosophy behind choosing wine as we do food.”

Are you tired of the same oaky chardonnay and merlot blends on wine lists? Centlivre, suggests trying “new and different kinds of wine and grapes sustainably grown in non-traditional areas of the world.”

If you ever feel wary of trying wines you’ve never heard of before, Binder gives this advice, “Sometimes the wine that you grow to love the most seems unappealing at first taste. But a love affair can develop by the end of the glass.”

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