While we celebrate the end of Organic Wine Month, and as we move from the harvest to the holiday season, The Candoni De Zan Family would like to take a moment and count our blessings, and we encourage you to do the same. 2020 has been a difficult year across the world, and our motto this year has been “Andrà tutto bene!” – Everything will be alright! My sister and I have brainstormed what we can do to make life a little brighter, and our solution also benefits the environment! So, what is this extraordinary idea, you wonder? Spend time with loved ones by creating an organic wine gift!
The time between the harvest and the holidays are one of our favorite times of the year. The cool weather makes it the perfect time to spend outside on a picnic, enjoying the beautiful scenery. And what better way to say “I’m here for you” than a creative gift basket? Better yet, a gift basket that includes wine?! If you’re wondering how you can make the world a better place, learn more about organic wines and our organic wine gift basket idea below.
How Organic Wine is Made
In Italy, we celebrate La Vendemmia, our Harvest season in late August or early September. This is when our grapes are usually ready to pick, and the first step in the wine making process. Caterina and I had a great time in the vineyards helping harvest our grapes. We even brought back some childhood memories by grape stomping – an ancient Italian tradition!
Organic Wine vs. Regular Wine
What is organic wine and how is it different? Our Candoni Green organic wines are made from 100% organically grown grapes in the Veneto, Sicily, and Lombardy regions. The grape varieties used to make these wines are cultivated according to the organic agriculture method – free of fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, and all other synthetic chemical substances. Organic wines are good for the planet and for the drinker!
Organic Wine and Production
All Candoni Organic Wines are certified organically grown by the Italian government verification organization, ‘Suolo e Salute’. The unique land, terrain, and climate of each region gives our organic wine grapes an excellent quality and taste. Our family has developed three organic wines perfect for a variety of tastes – Organic Pinot Grigio, Organic Buongiorno, and Organic Merlot.
Why Organic Wine is Healthier
Organic wine is healthier than normal wine for several reasons. Because no fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, or any other synthetic chemicals are used to grow the grapes, the drinker can rest assured there are no harmful substances in the wine. Additionally, growing organic wine grapes reduces the amount of chemicals in the environment. Organic wines are truly better for the environment and for the end user – YOU!
Is Organic Wine Vegan?
While we can’t speak for every organic wine company, our Candoni organic wines ARE vegan. In fact, our wines are the first Italian organic and vegan certified wines and are also gluten-free! Pretty cool, huh? My sister and I love knowing that the organic wine ingredients used to make our Pinot Grigio, Buongiorno, and Merlot are not only good for the environment, but do not harm animals either.
Organic Wine Health Benefits
The health benefits of organic wine are endless! In addition to being gluten-free, vegan and free of harmful synthetic chemicals, organic wines have fewer additives, including less added sugar. If you’re looking for an organic wine red blend, we encourage you to try our Organic Buongiorno or Organic Merlot. Red wine is known for keeping your heart healthy, lowering bad cholesterol, and being full of antioxidants! Organic white wine can be healthy too, as it pairs well with healthy foods such as fresh produce, seafood, and light pasta dishes.
How To Create an Organic Wine Gift Basket
So now that you know a little more about organic wine, let us teach you about one of our favorite organic wine trends: organic wine gift baskets! These unique and thoughtful gifts are sure to make anyone’s day – or week – much better. The best part? If you’ve started your own garden this year, you can add in some homegrown veggies! A sustainable and organic lifestyle is embedded in our family’s blood, and that is why we make sure to leave small footprints to leave a better planet for the future generations!
Step 1: Choose Your Organic Wine(s)
The first step in completing an organic wine gift basket is deciding which organic wine to use! If you aren’t sure what type of wine your ‘gift-ee’ prefers, choose all three! Just make sure your basket is big enough.
Step 2: Select Your Organic Produce
Next, fill the basket with your favorite organic produce. Some of our favorites are Kabochav pumpkin, fennel apples and radicchio (typical of our area in Italy) ! These can be eaten as a healthy snack, or used to make delicious meals!
Step 3: Add Thoughtful Touches
The final step is to add some thoughtful touches – fresh flowers or a handwritten note. If the gift is for someone who is not vegan, you can create an organic wine and cheese gift basket! Nothing says ‘YUM!’ like organic wine and cheese.
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Shop Organic Wine from Italy Today!
Buying organic wine from Italy is easy! Although we are biased and think everyone should visit Italy at least once in their lifetime, we understand it is not that simple. This is why we sell our organic wine online. We truly enjoy the organic wine making process and have fun each year on our family’s farms harvesting the wines. Since 2012, we have partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation each April to help plant trees in the United States. You can help by purchasing a bottle (or more!) of our organic wines during this month.
Our family is proud to be one of the internationally-recognized organic wine brands. Our commitment to protecting the environment and future generations is evident in our three unique wine varieties. The next time you are looking for an organic wine company, we encourage you to choose Candoni Italian Wines from Italy!
You can buy our organic wines online today – or find a store near you.
These eco-friendly and sustainable wines are sold online and in stores across the United States. While we wish you could visit Italy and get a true glimpse of the entire Italian Wine experience, but for now, treat yourself to a little slice of Italy with an Italian organic wine gift basket!
– Barbara and Caterina