So what exactly is organic wine anyway?

One our favourite recent tastings featured Sam Statham from Rosnay Vineyards (pictured below) showcasing his range of organic wines.

The wines were delicious and the interest in them on the night reflected one of the top consumer trends for 2017 - a rising interest in organic wines, both here in Australia and internationally.


In fact Australia now exports over $12m worth of organic wine annually (up from $4m in 2013). And it’s certainly a trend we have noticed in the shop, with more people asking us “what organic wines do you have”?

So what exactly is organic wine anyway?

Put simply it means that no synthetic chemicals have been used in the vineyard or winery during the wines production.

No pesticides, herbicides, or artificial fertilizers.

For an Australian wine to make the claim to be organic it must be certified organic by an organic certifying organisation approved by the Department of Agriculture & Water Resources - and the certification will appear on the bottle label.

OK, but does it make the wine taste better?

Yes. All things being equal.

Better soil health and naturally healthy vines can lead to better tasting wine, which is why many of Australia’s leading producers are either organic or in the process of converting to organic production.

Names such as Grossett, Cullen, Shaw & Smith, Voyager Estate, Ata Rangi to name a few.

If you are interested in finding out more why not pop into the shop or call us to have a chat. Pyrmont Cellars proudly carries Pyrmont’s largest range of organic wines!

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