Regenerative organic agriculture pioneer Rodale Institute said Wednesday two new certified-organic and fair trade wines have earned its new consumer-facing label for “products that support healthy, regenerative organic farming practices.”
The nonprofit, which pioneers best practices at its organic farm research center sitting on 333 acres of farmland in Kutztown, Pa., said its “Rodale Institute Approved” label has been awarded to Argentina-based Domaine Bousquet’s Eva Malbec and Chardonnay.
Wines produced by Domaine Bousquet, which is Argentina’s largest exporter of wines made from organic grapes, are sold at Whole Foods Market stores, Costco stores, Total Wine & More stores, as well as independent U.S. retailers, and online at wine.com.
Rodale, which rolled out the new label last May, said it “is not another standard or certification,” but rather a “seal of approval on a product that has been grown or produced in a way that supports healthy soil, healthy people, and a healthy planet.”
Other Rodale Institute Approved products include New Chapter supplements, Happy Family Organics baby food, and Highwire Coffee, among others. See them here.
Rodale said a portion of the products’ sales will be donated to support its research and farmer training programs.