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What is "Natural Wine"

Natural wine is defined as:

  • Vineyards farmed organically or biodynamically – certification always preferred e.g. Demeter International
  • Hand-harvested only
  • Fermentation with indigenous (wild) yeasts
  • No enzymes
  • No additives added (such as acid, tannin, colouring) other than SO2
  • Unfined, and no (or light) filtration
  • No other heavy manipulation (such as spinning cone, reverse osmosis,cryoextraction, rapid-finishing,Ultraviolet C irradiation)

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Australian Organic Wineries

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See a list of Australian wineries below which are Australian Certified Organic or NASAA Certified Organic. Addresses listed are Cellar Door where applicable.

South Australia

919 Wines, 39 Hodges Rd, Glossop SA 5344.  http://www.919wines.com.au/

Angove Family Winemakers,117 Chalk Hill Road, McLaren Vale SA 5171 and Bookmark Avenue, Renmark, SA 5341  https://www.angove.com.au

Battle of Boswoth McLaren Vale, 92 Gaffney Road, Willunga South Australia. https://www.battleofbosworth.com.au

Gemtree wines, 167 Elliott Road, McLaren Flat, SA. Biodynamic. 5171. http://www.gemtreewines.com/

Grancari Wines, 50 Northumberland Road, Onkaparinga Hills
South Australia 5163. http://grancariwines.com.au/

Grosset Wines, PO Box 64, Auburn SA 5451, Clare Valley, South Australia. http://www.grosset.com.au/

Hart of the Barossa, Corner Vine Vale & Light Pass Road, Vine Vale
SA 5352. Barossa's oldest Organic and Halliday 5* winery. http://www.hartofthebarossa.com.au/

J & J Wines919 South Rd, Clarence Gardens SA 5039. http://www.jjwines.com.au/

Kalleske Wines, 6 Murray Street, Greenock, Barossa Valley,  SA 5360. http://www.kalleske.com/

Mount Horrocks, The Old Railway Station
Curling Street Auburn SA 5451. Halliday 5* red winery. http://www.mounthorrocks.com/

Petaluma Wines, 54 Pfeiffer Road, Woodside, South Australia 5244. https://www.petaluma.com.au

Radford Wines, RSD 355 Eden Valley , South Australia 5235. Biodynamic. http://www.radfordwines.com/

Temple Bruer Wines, 689 Milang Rd, Angas Plains, SA 5255. Preservative free wines. http://www.templebruer.com.au/

Wallington Wines, 82 Lawrences Rd, Canowindra NSW 2804. Biodynamic. http://www.wallingtonwines.com.au/

Yangarra Estate, 809 Kangarilla Rd, Kangarilla, McLaren Vale, SA. http://www.yangarra.com/

New South Wales

Botobolar Vineyard, 89 Botobolar Road, MUDGEE NSW 2850. Australia's first organic vineyard.  http://www.botobolar.com/

Brombee Organic Wines, 1056 Castlereagh Highway, Appletree Flat via Mudgee NSW 2850 http://www.broombeeorganicwines.com.au/

Krinklewood Winery, 712 Wollombi Road, Broke, Hunter Valley. Biodynamic. http://www.krinklewood.com/

Lowe wines, Tinja Lane, Mudgee NSW 2850. Biodynamic and preservative free. http://www.lowewine.com.au/

Macqueriedale Wines, 170 Sweetwater Rd, Belford, Hunter Valley NSW 2335. Biodynamic. http://www.macquariedale.com.au/

Restdown Wines, 44 Jungle Lane, Caldwell, via Barham NSW 2732.http://restdown.com.au/

Windowrie Wines, Windowrie Road, Canowindra, New South Wales 2804. http://www.windowrie.com.au/

Western Australia

Cullen Wines, 4323 Caves Road Wilyabrup WA 6280. http://www.cullenwines.com.au/

Harris Organic Wines, Corner of Memorial Avenue, Swan Valley West Australia


Parallax Vineyards, 436 Shark Point Rd, Penna TAS 7171. http://parallaxvineyard.com.au/

Stefano Lubiano Wines, 60 Rowbottoms Rd, Granton TASMANIA,Australia 7030.  Biodynamic. http://www.slw.com.au/

New Zealand Organic Wineries

Many New Zealand wine producers have embraced organic and even biodynamic production with a desire to reduce chemical intervention in the vineyard and winery. As of vintage 2015, approximately 6% of NZ vineyard land was certified organic, and more growers are in the process of adopting organic practices. 

Organic Winegrowers New Zealand (OWNZ) is a grower-led organisation dedicated to supporting and encouraging the production of high quality, organic and biodynamically grown wines.

The following OWNZ member wineries produce wines solely from certified organic or biodynamic grapes:

* Artisan Wines, * Aurum Wines, * Churton, * Covell Estate, * Clos Henri, * Carrick, * Fancrest Estate, * Felton Road, * Fromm, * Hans Herzog Estate, * Huia, * Kaimira, * Konrad Wines, * Middleditch, * Millton Vineyards and Winery, * Mount Edward, * Muddy Water, * Murdoch, * Northburn, * Quartz Reef, * Richmond Plains, * Rock Ferry, * Seresin Estate, * Schubert Wines, * Soderberg Vidak - Dry Hills, * Sunset Valley Vineyard, * Takamatua Valley Vineyard, * Terrace Edge, * Te Whare Ra, * Turanga Creek, * Urlar, * Vynfields, * Walnut Block Wines, * World's End Wines

The following wineries produce some wines from fully certified organic vineyards, and have the rest of their vineyard land under conversion to organics. 

* The Darling, * Red Deer Wine, * Stonecroft, * Te Mania, * Woollaston Estate

The following wineries produce some wines from organic vineyards. Please note that some of these are large wineries which only produce a few wines from organic grapes. 

* Babich, * Dog Point, * Framingham, * Gibbston Valley Wines, * Greenhough, * Kahurangi Estate, * Loveblock, * Mahi Wines, * Matua * Mission Estate, * Odyssey, * Peregrine, * Pernod Ricard New Zealand, * Villa Maria Estate, * Vidal Wines, * Wither Hills

The following OWNZ member wineries have all or some of their vineyards in conversion to organics. These vineyards have all adhered to organic methods for at least one or two years. 

* Black Estate, * Greystone Wines, * Neudorf, * Ohui Vineyard, * Ormond Estate, * Saltings Estate, * Schubert Wines