Spanish Organic Wines Virtual Tasting
Oct 20 2020 10:00 - 12:00 h
The Economic and Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy in Sweden brings together the Spanish Organic Wines Association and Systembolaget in order to promote the Spanish organic wine industry in Sweden. Spanish Organic Wines, association which gathers almost 40 small and medium sized family-run wineries, will be holding a digital presentation of the Spanish organic wine industry and an online tasting for Systembolaget, the Swedish alcohol retailing monopoly.
Spain is currently the country with the largest area dedicated to organic vineyards in the world, with more than 100.000 hectares allocated to organic wine growing. The number of organic wineries has significantly increased in the last decade and it will predictably keep rising in the coming years, as a commitment to the environment and the global demand.
At the same time, organic wine sales at Systembolaget increased by 4,03% and 4,64%, in volume and value respectively, in 2019, in comparison to the previous year, representing thus the organic wine category a 23,05% of the total wine sales at the monopoly. This means that 47,26 millions liters of organic wine were sold at the monopoly shops for a value of 4.765 million SEK (around 454 million €).
In 2019, around 46% of the Spanish wines sold by Systembolaget were organic which strengthens the position of our country as a strong producer of wine in this category. Nevertheless, Spain still held the second position as supplier of organic wine to the Swedish monopoly, with 23,47% of the market share, whereas Italy held the leader position as the main supplier, with 45,15% of the market share.
This presentation aims to offer a complete picture of the Spanish organic wine industry, looking back at everything that has been done in order to position our producers as real leaders in organic production worldwide and looking forward to have a look at what's going on in Spain and everything we still have to offer to the Swedish market.
More information about the evolution of the organic wine sales at Systembolaget available on "Estudio de mercado del vino en Suecia"