It seems like just about every product and service in our lives want to call themselves green to be on the eco-bandwagon. As consumers we want products that have the smallest impact possible on the planet. Other green products are known for being natural or organic and with more people concerned about their health this is another part of being green.
In the wine industry this trend has been just as big with everything from wine to cheese boards being produced in a greener manner. Actually green has become a very confusing term when it comes to grapes and winemaking. Each vineyard seems to have a different idea of what a green eco-friendly wine making process it. This makes it confusing for the consumer who wants to have a great tasting wine that is good for the environment.
While the exact standards of what makes a natural wine is not clear there are a few things that are generally considered to be true. These wines should be made without any of the usual commercial traps and have the least amount of intervention possible from man. This includes commercial yeasts being frowned upon and a minimalist approach to the grape growing and wine making process.