|John Charnock and Miles MacInnes (Photo: Jascots)|
The soaring sales, recorded for the six months to 31 October 2018, had been driven by consumer demand, said the wine merchant, which has significantly expanded its organic and biodynamic portfolio in the past year.
Supplying restaurants, hotels and caterers, managing partner Miles MacInnes said Jascots had seen an increase across all client sectors.
“More and more top growers are farming organically and biodynamically and it is the quality of their wines that is driving sales forward,” he said.
With demand expected to grow and further growers poised to gain organic certification, MacInnes predicted that growth in organic and biodynamic sales would “continue at pace for the foreseeable future.”
Combined, Jascots’ organic and biodynamic portfolio makes up 15% of its wine list, with plans in the pipeline to grow it further next year, he added.
“We, our clients and consumers prefer to buy organic and biodynamic wines because sustainability matters and organic farming is known to produce delicious fruit,” he said.
In the last year alone, Jascots has added 24 organic or biodynamic wines ranging from premium organic Cavas from Penedès, through to an orange biodynamic wine from Croatia, and organic New World favourites Torrontes and Bonarda from Argentina.