The brand “Demeter” was introduced for Biodynamic products in 1928. The use of the Demeter logo and its guidelines has been controlled since its inception, unlike other organic or eco-labels, which were not subject to any regulation until 1992. The logo may only be used by contractors who comply with the strict guidelines of the Demeter Association through the entire process of cultivation and processing.
Demeter is the only Organic Association that has established a worldwide network of independently certified organizations. In this way, Demeter International now represents more than 4000 Demeter producers with 122,000 hectares (~ 300,000 acres) of land in 40 countries. In Austria there are currently about 170 Demeter producers, including more than 30 certified wine estates. www.demeter.net.