Many wineries practice organic farming in response to the concern for the well-being of their land and the quality of their wine. Since becoming offically certified organic is a long drawn out process, many wineries will practice key organic principles without obtaining the organic certification or while they are waiting for the certification. The actual legal certification is expensive and time consuming; it requires a minimum of three years with constant supervision by the certifying body. In certain cases, ‘organic’ is not perfect and some of the approved methods for farming are not the best for the specific environment. If a winery is ‘practicing organic’, they have adopted organic farming principles, but have more freedom to do what is needed to make good wine from good grapes grown in good soil: the ultimate goal.