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An organic wine is a wine made from grapes that have been grown
without the use of artificial or synthetic chemicals, such as herbicides and
pesticides. To keep the weeds and bugs at bay, organic farmers work with
nature, rather than against it, by boosting their vineyard’s biodiversity.
For most people, the choice to drink an organic wine usually
comes down to taste. As with most organic produce, be it beef, eggs, apples, or
dare I say it, kale, the flavours are inherent, complex, pure and delicious.
Organic food nourishes you in a way that no conventionally grown
food can, and the same can be said of organic wine.
Many sommeliers love serving these types of wines in their
restaurants because they taste great and they tend to go well with
food. Read the full article to learn more about Organic wines here
No. There is an
allowance in organic & biodynamic wine standards here in
Australia for a minimal amount of sulphur dioxide preservative to be added.
In saying that, organic wine does contain half the maximum
legal limit of sulphur dioxide (220) – a common preservative in wine that is
used to inhibit or kill unwanted yeasts and bacteria, and the main culprit for
those shocking hangovers, the next day.
We do stock many preservative free wines, most of these are
organic. Our website clearly indicates whether a wine is organic, natural,
vegan or you can select the option in our menu to jump straight to the wines of
There is no official or regulated definition of natural wine, but
think of it as wine unplugged. Natural wine is made without as little chemical
and technological intervention as possible, both in the growing of grapes and
the turning them into wine. The term is used to distinguish such wine from biodynamic
and organic wine because of different cellar practices.
Vegan certified wines do not use animal derived products during
the wine making process.
To speed up the wine making process, sometimes winemakers will
add a “fining agent” to the wine in order to remove suspended solids and cause
them to fall to the bottom. Fining agents come in a lot of forms but frequently
can be derived from blood and bone marrow, isinglass - a gelatine made from the
membrane of fish bladder, milk protein or egg albumen. This is the reason a lot
of wines come with a disclaimer notice “May contain traces of egg or fish
A vegan certified wine avoids the use of any of these animal
products and if necessary has replaced them with mineral based agents.