How long have you been operating Harris Organic Winery?
We purchased the property in 1998. We have always grown organic grapes and made organic wine, however, only became certified by ACO in 2007. Prior to us purchasing the property the land had 13 years of rest as the vines were removed in 1985. The Baskerville property was sold by the original owners who held it from the 1920’s in approx 1985.
By D. Harris " WINE, ALL OF ITSELF – Natural Wine. " When Duncan Harris talks about natural wine he is talking about more than the fact that his Swan Valley vineyard and winery is certified organic. Duncan is an organic natural wine specialist and is quietly surprised how natural wine has become such a hot topic of conversation among many a wine aficionado.read more
By AWRI "Secrets of solids" At Harris Organic Duncan ferment my white wines on "solids", while most Australian winemakers ferment off solids, what does this mean? read on:read more
By Louise FitzRoy “We’ve created a niche and people come to us for that niche.” Harris Organic Wines in Western Australia is the only certified organic distiller in Australia making brandy and vodka for the national and Asian markets. Owner Duncan Harris says, “We sell a lot of wine and spirits online and have just started exporting our certified organic brandy and Organic Vodka that was released in 2010 to Hong Kong and Singapore.” read more about our organic wine blog.read more
WWOOF is an acronym for Willing Workers On Organic Farms. It is a volunteer exchange program whereby travellers from around the world are welcomed to become a guest of a host in Australia in exchange for work. This marvellous program began in Australia over 30 years ago and is a great opportunity for cultural exchange as well for students and backpackers from Australia or international travellers to get to know the ‘real’ Australia – usually staying with a family and taking part in organic production of a wide variety...read more
…Trousseau comes to the Valley of the Black Swan... As you may recall, I was investigating the origins of a wine grape varietal found here in the Swan Valley. I discovered a mysterious cache of a grape referred to locally as Black Reisling. Having identified the variety as being one known as Bastardo, I decided to make some Rose with it, which sold out quite quickly. I gave the mystery little thought thereafter, being preoccupied with establishing my organic vineyard and winery.…read more