The main objective of this study is to identify the determinants of organic wine purchase and understand their effect in order to illustrate what influences whether Canadian consumers are willing to buy this special type of wine. The data for this study were collected across Canada by means of an online self-administered consumer questionnaire survey. Our major findings indicate that the attitude toward organic wine is defined mainly by consumers’ health consciousness and is negatively influenced by the wine involvement pleasure experienced with regular wine. Interestingly, Canadians are not forming positive attitudes toward organic wine based on their knowledge of organic production and its offering. The main predictors of organic wine purchase are attitude toward organic wine and wine involvement interest. Unexpectedly, price consciousness was not found to be a good predictor of organic wine purchase.

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Keywords attitude, behavior, health consciousness, healthy lifestyle, organic wine, price consciousness, wine involvement, wine knowledge
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Journal Journal of Food Products Marketing
Rojas-Mendez, J, Le Nestour, M. (Manon), & Rod, M. (2015). Understanding Attitude and Behavior of Canadian Consumers Toward Organic Wine. Journal of Food Products Marketing, 21(4), 375–396. doi:10.1080/10454446.2014.885869