Sociopolitical opinions frequently stick very strong to the thinking pat-terns of structures they want to conquer. Same happened to the organic movement. Even the most esoteric versions tend to adhere to linear thinking which regularly ends in a list of a permitted and prohibited instruments and methods. Lots fail to meet the requirements of the manifested postulate of »non-toxic« and »neither synthetically produced nor systemically effective«. Furthermore the cellaring is carelessly neglected and the link to any social as-pects misses so that the claim of a holistic approach is not fulfilled. Revolu-tion is imperative .

Fair and Green

This does not relate to a pure doctrine or seeing the world in black and white. Not one, the only way, that is correct, should be the focus, better seem to be the idea of many reasonable solutions to complex issues. It is this theoretical framework that has been adopted in all areas of society: the monocausal view has been conquered by a systemic approach. The concept focusses the poten-tials of change for a sustainable management in all areas of viticulture. »Fair an Green« is based on a continuous argument about the scopes of action be-tween ecological and economical necessities, between cosmopolitanism and local attachment and between social, religious and esthetic needs. The con-cept is transparent, flexible and provides the wine-growers constantly with new impetus. No sale of indulgences! The annual extrapolation of the certi-fication commits oneself to the implementation of improvement suggestions. Herewith »Fair an Green« makes a necessary contemporary contribution to the development of sustainable viticulture, securing the future of German Wine-Growing.