In France, wine consumption has as of late slowed down, with a 4% decrease every year. This is as indicated by France’s homestead office Franceagrimer, and the French are consuming less.
Then again, the organic wine market is progressing nicely, since the consumption of wines with an organic label is showing steady growth. As indicated by a study by the British institute IWSR, sales of organic wines are relied upon to develop by at any rate of 14% every year until 2022.
In France, more and more winegrowers are deciding to change over to organic farming. In 2018, organic vineyards spread crosswise over 94,000 hectares in France, which speaks to a 12% expansion in the surface territory. The division’s turnover is worth €1 billion, as per Agence Bio and the national inter-professional association of organic wines, France Vin Bio.
Furthermore, the trend is expected to continue, as the open debate in France is progressively centred on the issue of pesticide use. For a while, parts of the French populace have raised concerns with respect to the so-called ‘pesticide-free zones’, and the government has as of late launched a discussion on the issue.
“There is societal pressure to reduce the utilization of pesticides, especially when municipalities need to impose a 150-meter perimeter without pesticides,” clarified Vincent Mercier, an organic winegrower in Côte de Bourg and an individual from the France Vin Bio office.