Swan Valley Organic Wine

Why Organic Wine and Organic Brandy?

Why Organic Wine - Australia

Is all wine organic?

What is organic wine?

Organic wine starts in the vineyard.

By enhancing soil biodiversity and maintaining its fertility, the organic grapes can truly thrive. By keeping our estate free of harmful chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilisers, our certified organic land is not only better for the organic grapes today but also tomorrow. The only irrigation our grapes receive is what’s generously donated by the sky; we don’t use any artesian water on our clean organic vines here.

During organic grape processing, we only add natural yeast to our organic ferments and use the lowest possible amounts of wine preservatives and additives. The native yeasts live around the property and are revived every year with a bucket of fresh grape juice.

See the wine Additive List below for the chemicals that we DO NOT use in our wine. Every certified organic wine is made with a truly organic approach and is fermented, matured, and bottled right here on our premises.

We love what we do and we’re confident you will taste the difference.

Is all wine organic?

Organic wine starts in the vineyard but "vin ordinaire" starts with machine harvesting, chemical control of weeds in the vineyard and pesticides sprayed on the vines leaves and grapes. If you think thats organic, go right ahead.

So, NO, all wines are not organic and certified organic wines are different to the wine girl down the road who calls her wine organic without any independent inspection or authority.

Certified organic means that we are inspected annually against a set criteria by AQIS and are able to export our organic wines around the world.

What is sugar free chemical free wine?

Chemical free wine is wine without chemicals added. There is a long list of allowable chemicals in wine. Most of these do not need to be added to the wine label.
Chemical free wine will have no PVPP added, a common additive in white wines. Sugar free wines are wines that have fermented to dryness, ie, no fermentable sugars are able to be fermented. Most commercial dry white wines have about five grammes of sugar sweetness added in the way of grape juice concentrate. White or brown cane sugar is not allowed in any Australian table wines.

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Organic Wine without Additives

We never use unnatural wine additives in our organic wines and that’s why we believe we make the best organic white wines and organic red wines.
Our wines are suitable for vegetarians, vegans and low sodium diets.

Our organic shiraz, organic malbec, and dessert wines are unfined and unfiltered, making them as natural and chemical free as possible.

All our organic grapes are also grown to the specification of AS6000 Certified Organic, so you can enjoy pure wines without any herbicide or pesticide residues.

Organic wine preservatives and additives

Preservative free wine do not contain any of the following organic wine additives. Some of these additives are not written on back label of any wine bottle.

Though many wine preservatives and additives are legal and commonly used in Australian wines, we never use any of the following additives in our organic wines:

  • Activated carbon
  • Agar
  • Alginates, calcium and potassium salts
  • Argon
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Calcium tartrate
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Cellulose
  • Collagen
  • Cupric citrate on a bentonite base
  • Diatomaceous earth
  • Dimethylpolysiloxane
  • Egg white
  • Gelatine
  • Isinglass – Fish bladder
  • Nitrogen
  • Oxygen
  • Perlite
  • Phytates
  • Polyvinyl polypyrrolidone - PVPP
  • Potassium ferrocyanide
  • SMS - sulphide
  • Silicon dioxide
  • Thiamin chloride*
  • Thiamin hydrochloride*
  • Vitamin C
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Caring for our soil and children

We believe that our children should have clean air and fertile soil so that even the children of our children and so on can prosper. We believe in the care of animals. We believe that art and science can provide a better future for us and our children.

We believe in caring for the soil our grapes grow in to make the best possible wines. We believe that with minimal inputs, incredible wine can be made.

Organic Vegan wines:

Organic Vegan wines are generally unfined and unfiltered, with no animal additives, ie no additive wine and, if filtered, are filtered using only sterile, cellulose filters or cross-flow filters. Be sure to check with the producer about filtering techniques as several mass-produced wineries use sterile filters rather than animal products.

Some wineries use bentonite clay besides the use of isinglass and other animal products in order to fine protein from white wines. Biodynamic wines can be made in a vegan way when they are unfined, but since the farming process uses animal bones for special compost mixtures, it negates this. Vegan Organic Wine

If an organic wine is certified organic, it doesn’t guarantee it’s vegan. Please ask when visiting any cellar door or read the back label for information.

Where to Buy Certified Organic Wines

Harris Organic Wines are generally not available at retail stores, because our production is very limited. Even though we send thousands of bottles to our interstate and oversea customers we do not have a distributor in any states of Australia or other countries.

All our mail order wines are shipped direct from the Perth, Swan Valley winery.

However, there are specialist retailers in Perth and Geraldton, Western Australia who do stock the very best organic wine extenive list.
They are:
  • Geraldton - Queens Liquor store Phone:(08)9964 6216
  • Guildford Cellars
  • The Principal
  • For online wine orders to the UK and the USA, you can buy our great Australian organic wines at Get Freighted who will ship the best wines to your door.

    What we do ?

    Organic Winemaking
    Harris Organic makes the best organic wine in Perth, making the best Australian organic wines too. We only use native natural wine yeasts in our organic grape ferments. We specialise in hot climate wine-making, including making the best hand made certified organic ports in Australia. Some of our wine preservatives are natural.
    Organic distilling
    Harris Organic is the only certified organic brandy distillery in Australia. We use our organic grapes as the base for our organic Brandies, Eau de Vie and Vodka.
    Online Organic Wine Sales
    As we sell direct to the public, at our cellar door or through our online organic wine shop, our best organic wine has the best prices and quality is very good. We use Australia Post to ship wine across Australia to every capital city and country areas.

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    "We love what we do and have the best organic in Perth."
    Acknowledgement of Country

    We acknowledge the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community.
    We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.