Organic Wine Additives

Harris Organic is the only certified organic winery in Perth

Legal Wine Additives

Exclusion of Unnatural Additives in Our Organic Wines

We are proud to declare that our organic wines cater to vegetarian, vegan, and low-sodium dietary preferences.

Our commitment to an unadulterated wine experience is evident in our unfiltered and unfined red wines, including shiraz and malbec, as well as our preservative-free dessert wines. These offerings encapsulate the essence of natural winemaking.

At Harris Organic Wine, we maintain an uncompromising stance against the use of the following additives, although they are permissible under Australian legal standards. Our organic grape cultivation adheres to certified organic specifications, ensuring wines that remain untainted by herbicides, chemical fertilizers, or pesticide residues.

Organic Wines & Additives

It is worth noting that Australian organic wines are permitted to contain sulfur dioxide up to a maximum concentration of 150 parts per million, while retaining their certified organic status.

Our commitment to authenticity extends to the absence of residual vineyard chemical traces, such as pesticides and herbicides. Furthermore, certified organic wines exclude potentially concerning cellar additives, including PVPP and coloring agents.

Our collection includes wines that are devoid of additives. We invite you to explore our Pet Nat Pettilant Naturel or Pedro Ximenez natural wines.

List of Wine Additives

Non-utilization of Common Wine 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

  • Duncan Harris
  • Organic Wine Additives
  • Form One Planet
  • Certified Organic Wine

Captivating Images of Our Organic Vineyard

For enthusiasts of vegan and natural wines:
The hallmarks of natural and vegan wines are found in their unfiltered and unfined nature. Sterile filters – be they ceramic or cross-flow – are synonymous with vegan-friendly wines. This practice, however, is not universal, and larger wineries often employ these filters.
Some vintners choose bentonite clay for fining white wines, eliminating the need for animal-derived agents. The intricate practices of biodynamic winemaking, while organic, may conflict with vegan principles due to the involvement of animal-based components.
It is important to note that while a wine may be certified organic, its vegan status is not guaranteed. For definitive clarity, consulting the label or engaging with the winery is advised.

Pure Wines: Free from Additives

Embracing Sulfite-Free Wines

For an in-depth analysis of wine additives, particularly sulfur dioxide, we recommend delving into the paper authored by Creina Stockley, accessible via the Australian Wine Research Institute.
Enthusiasts seeking wines devoid of preservatives will find solace in our selection. Our preservative-free wines are devoid of sulfur dioxide. Those experiencing sensitivities to preservatives, especially individuals with asthma, are encouraged to ensure proper hydration and water intake.
To explore further, a comprehensive paper on adverse reactions to wine additives is accessible through this link.

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