Swan Valley Winery
Harris Organic Wines has been in the Swan Valley winery for over 20 years, we specialise in natural and organic wine. We have a range of organic wines from fortified Pedro Ximenez to Liqueur Tokay and Sparkling Blanc de Blanc. All are available from our Swan Valley Winery.
Harris is the only organic Swan Valley Winery of all the Swan Valley Wineries, you can visit us at the cellar door or shop online at our wine shop. We are located in the Swan Valley on the corner of Memorial Avenue and the Great Northern Highway. The Swan Valley is 30km north of Perth city centre and we specialise in Swan Valley Wine and West Australian Wine.
Harris Organic is in the Swan Valley, West Australia. Duncan’s ancestors were an entrepreneurial lot, with one Francois Girard, owning the Sydney Hotel and another, Michael Hayes, operating one of the first illegal distilleries in Australia.
The first sparkling wine that was made on the premises is named “Madeleine Claire” after their daughter – this Blanc de Blanc (Baskervilloise) is a vintage sparkling Chardonnay.
Duncan built the low energy underground cellar in 2001 – a much greener method (than that of artificial temperature control).
The Swan Valley Winery underground cellar is made of double brick with 100 mm concrete reinforced infill.
Swan Valley wine region
The area is the oldest wine region in West Australia and one of the hottest grape growing regions in the world, perfect for full-flavoured Organic Wines.
The region is very convenient for visitors to Perth – ideal for a day trip as there are many attractions. Everything is done by hand; from pruning to most importantly, the handpicking of the fruit in late summer; this means there is no machine battered vines or organic wines here – you could say that we are happy producers of “free-range” wines.
Natural – Organic Wines – Swan Valley
Our wines are suitable for vegetarians, vegans and low sodium diets. Our red Shiraz and West Australian wines are preservative-free dessert wines that are unfined and unfiltered.
The natural organic wines are fashioned by hand – from the first budburst of Spring to the final pruning in grey winter, the organic vineyard (where beautiful wine begins) is carefully tended by Duncan.
Because the vineyard is managed using sustainable principles of viticulture, no pesticides or herbicidal chemicals are used on or around the vines, nor are the vines artificially fertilised.
The vines are strip dug with a “silly plough” each spring to turn over the nitrogen-rich winter growth a hard job with Duncan on the sweaty end.
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Here you will find online wine shop promotions, discounts, invitations to festivals, organic news, and other useful information. Please join our Swan Valley Winery mailing list and become our friend!
Harris Organic Wines List
Take a look at our organic wine list, including white, Red, Dessert and Sparkling Wines. And don’t forget our organic Brandy.
Organic Wine Shop
Buy all your natural wines from our new online wine shop today. Secure payment through Paypal or your credit card, quick delivery is guaranteed and our best prices are available!
Organic Wine Shop
Organic Wine News
What’s Happening at Harris Organic Wines
Every month at Harris Organic Wines, we create a newsletter and catch up with the latest news and events here.
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Organic Wine Club Subscription
Join our organic wine club subscription for lots of benefits.
Introductory offer for new members – mixed cases of a wide range of our fine organic wines – from full-bodied smooth organic red wine and white table organic wines through to luscious dessert wines and traditional method champers from this Swan Valley Winery all picked by the organic winemaker. Sign up at the cellar door and receive some free white wine.
Thereafter – 3 monthly deliveries of Swan Valley wine early in the months of March, June, September and December unless otherwise requested) of 6 or 12 organic wines – all our cases are all from our vineyard and Swan Valley winery.
Selections will be posted in early March, June, September and December. These are sensational times of the year from organic Sparkling (traditional method) Champers sparkling at Christmas and New Year. Try some lusciously seductive dessert wines in autumn, and full-bodied warm reds in winter as well and look then forward to the chilled dry white Verdelho at a Spring luncheon.
Duncan Harris – Swan Valley Winemaker
Duncan Harris tends the vines and sells only at the Swan Valley Winery cellar door and through the online shop.
Winemaker, Duncan began making wine in 1994, making unfortified preservative-free dessert wines. In 1998 he purchased the Swan Valley property, starting from “scratch”, the first Shiraz vines were planted in 1999. In early 2001, Duncan fortuitously became a full-time vigneron.
It was also the year that he became a father to Madeleine Claire, born in November. A very good year! In his twenty-plus years of viticulture, peer reviews of his Western Australian wines have been positive, with high ratings by writers, judges and many happy bottle lovers.
The Handbook of Horticulture and Viticulture of West Australia.
The Handbook of Horticulture and Viticulture of West Australia. In 1921 “The Handbook of Horticulture and Viticulture of West Australia” was published by the WA Department of Agriculture. Written by Adrien d’Espeissis, a good man, who had not only great practical intent in compiling the handbook, but also empathy and commitment to the endeavours of the collective populace of his adopted home; the state of West Australia.
Duncan Harris is only one of many agriculturalists or viticulturalist who has been inspired and instructed by “The Handbook” extensively over the years (since starting his venture into viticulture and winemaking).
Because his 1921 version was falling apart, Duncan decided to undertake the daunting and time-consuming task of reprinting this wonderful book on behalf of others (as well as for himself!).
The first 25 pages of the 3rd Edition and the last (including the contents page) of the 633 pages plus index plus photographs (689 pages in total). You will see the pages are clean and there are no spelling mistakes.
This is not a cheap OCR scanned copy! If you would like to order a Handbook download an order form or call us on 08 92960216. The West Australian Wine Handbook of Horticulture and Viticulture of West Australia 3rd Edition.
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