By James Wells at ProWein in Dusseldorf

Organic and biodynamic wines were so popular at this year's ProWein, that they were given their own section of the show for the first time, indicating a strong future for this sector of the market.

"Ecologically produced wines are playing an increasingly important role on the international wine scene. ProWein visitors can gather comprehensive information on the innovations in this dynamic segment at a glance at the new location," said Ecovin managing director, Ralph Dejas, who runs Germany's largest organic wine association.

Countries such as New Zealand are focusing on sustantainable farming practices including organic and bio-dynamic cultivation as wwell as ISO 14001 certification. The goal at this stage is to increase the areas under vine cultivated ecologically to 20 per cent by 2020.

McLaren Vale winery, Paxton Wines, recently gained certification as a biodynamic vineyard and exhibited their products on the Wine Australia stand at ProWein 2012.

To hear more from Paxton Wines export manager – Europe, Paul Limpus, click on the video below:

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