Why Organic?

Harris Organic - the only certified organic vineyard in Perth.

Why Organic

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.

What is organic wine?

Organic wine starts in the vineyard.
By enhancing soil biodiversity and maintaining its fertility, the grapes can truly thrive. By keeping our estate free of harmful chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilisers, our land is not only better for the 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 vines here.
During processing, we only add natural yeast to our ferments and use the lowest possible amounts of preservatives and additives. See the Additive List below for the chemicals that we DO NOT use in our wine. Every 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.

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Organic Wine without Additives

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

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

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

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

  • 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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Vegan wines:

Vegan wines are generally unfined and unfiltered, with no animal additives 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.

If a 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 Organic Wine

Harris Organic Wines are generally not available at retail stores, because our production is limited. Even though we send thousands of bottles to our interstate and oversea customers we do not ahve a distributor in any states of Australia or other countries. All our mail order wines are shipped direct from the winery.

However, there are three specialist retailers in Perth and Geraldton, Western Australia who do stock some of our extenive list.
They are:
Wembley Downs - Liquour Barons Phone: (08) 9245 2484
Jolimont -Jolimont Liqour Barons Phone: 0476 025 623
Geraldton - Queens Liquor store Phone: (08) 9964 6216
Baskerville - Rakichs Store Phone: (08) 9296 4377

What we do ?

Organic Winemaking
Harris Organic is the only certified organic winery in Perth. We only use natural yeasts in our organic grape ferments. We specialise in hot climate wine-making, including making the best hand made certified organic ports in Australia.
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.
Cellar Door Sales
As we sell direct to the public, at our cellar door or through our on-line wine shop, our organic wine prices and quality is very good. Open from Thursday to Monday 11am to 4.30pm. Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment. We recommend the Swan Valley Vegetarian cafe for lunch.

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