ECOVIN, the German federal association of organic wine producers, will be starting its new series of events titled “Organic Wine Culture” on Thursday 26 May. The three-year project, which involves the entire association and others, is being supported by the federal ministry of agriculture, and consists of three major events to be held in the spring of the years 2011 to 2013, as well as one-day events on the estates of members, to be held each year in autumn. The objective is to present organic wine culture with its regional and winery specific facettes and special conditions in the vineyard and cellar.
The official opening event takes place from 16h00 to 20h00 in the St. Elizabeth church in Berlin-Mitte (Invalidenstraße 3). Following a theatrical interlude, winemaker Christine Bernhard (awarded the prize for organic acriculture in 2011, Janson-Bernhard estate), organic farm manager Sonja Moor (Model village Hirschfelde), journalist Ursula Heinzelmann and the chairlady of the Green party, Claudia Roth (MdB)will discuss individual points of view related to organic wine culture. After that, some 25 organic producers will be presenting around 100 organically produced wines.