Interest and consumption of Organic Food in Switzerland is in continuous expansion and Swiss people have the world record of spending in organic food per capita.
Wine has not yet marked its real importance in Switzerland but the awareness and appreciation around it is steadily increasing every year.
Switzerland consumes the equivalent of 346 millions of bottles (0.75lt) per year of which only 35% is locally produced. (26% of red wine locally produced and 54% of white wine)
The production and consumption of organic wine is minimal but growing every year. While data for general organic food and drink consumptions growth are available and rather impressive, very little is available for organic wine consumption, but the interest is substantial and increasing, being manifested in publications, television documentaries, organic food advocates etc.
Number of organic wine areas
- 210 in 2015
- 3 in 1985
Areas converted in organic
- 427 ha in 2015
- 5 ha in 1985
Percentage of vineyards cultivated in organic
- Switzerland: 4,7%
- France: 9% (17% Jura, 13,5% Alsace, 8,6% Bourgogne)
- Germany. 8%
- italy: 11 %
(sources : Bio Suisse and Agri)
Cantonal breakdown of organic vineyard (about 427 ha Swiss)
- 21%, Vaud
- 16%, Genève
- 14%, Valais
- 10%, Neuchâtel
- 5% Zurich, Thurgovie, Argovie chacun
- 4% Grisons
- 2% Tessin
(sources : Bio Suisse)
Import of Organic Wines
- 2'257'100 litres en 2015
- 2'119'000 litres en 2010
(pic en 2013, anniversaire Naturaplan/Coop à 2,5 millions de litres)
Selon l’institut Nielsen, le vin bio représente moins de 2% de l’assortiment des vins dans le commerce de détail et une valeur de 2,9%, en progression de 8% entre 2014 et 2015.
(source : Bio Suisse)