Australian Wines & Wineries
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Australia is famous for its red wines, with Shiraz leading the pack as the most widely grown grape variety and also used for making red wines. The whites are the second most popular grape varieties grown in Australia. Australian viticulture is also being transformed in a big way as wineries are using eco-friendly viticulture practices. These are turning organic in a big way. These are also using modern technology to aid more efficient and environment-friendly farming practices. Then, we have other classifications of the preservative-free, biodynamic and vegan wines, which are a craze among the health-conscious population of Australia. While organic wines of red varietal sell the most, the organic white wines are also very popular.
Some of the best wineries producing organic white wines in Australia are:
1. Botobolar- This winery has been certified organic by ACO. It is operated by Kevin and Trina Karstrom at present. They bought it from founders Gil and Vincie Wahlquist in 1994.
2. Coastal Estate- This small winery of 6 acres is known to produce wines biodynamically. Shiraz, Sauv Blanc, Pinot Noir and Montepulciano are main grape varietals grown in this vineyard.
3. Gardners Ground- This vineyard is present within the Rivers Road Organic Farms in Canowindra in New South wales (NSW). Planting of vines began in 2001 and it took almost 3 years to produce first vintage from it.
4. Grosset- Grosset is more than 35 years old winery producing wines using the Riesling and the Cabernet grape varietals. These are certified by ACO and are 100 percent hand-picked and hand-pruned. It premium range of wine encompasses 9 wines including Riesling, Semillon Sauv Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
5. Kangarilla- Kangarilla derives its name from the local Kaurna people and the word ‘Road’ is added to its name for describing that it has embarked on a journey.
6. Lark Hill- This vineyard was established by Sue and Dave carpenter. The cold and dry nature of the site is generally not suited for popular varieties such as Shiraz or Cab Sauv, but it grows Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
7. Mount Horrocks- The vineyard is A-grade certified by ACO. It produced six wines every year comprising of Riesling, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Nero d’Avola.
8. Tamburlaine- Tamburlaine is the one of the largest producers of organic wines in Australia. It is quite renowned for adherence to this farming for wines.
Apart from these wineries, there are others which produce white organic wines.