Wine has been around for 5000 years and it has only been in the past century or so that we've stopped farming organically. The twentieth century was very much about chucking chemicals at plants to make sure they had a harvest, but ironically, the biggest problem to face grapes - the phylloxera epidemic of the late 19th century - was cured by an organic method of planting on American root stock. Mind you, this could be considered an early example of genetic manipulation....
In the twenty first century, a lot of winemakers are going back to an organic, or biodynamic, method of production and finding that their wines are getting better. A lot of 'certification bodies' charge producers to use their logo which states that they are organic so there are a lot of uncertified wines out there. Everything shown below is organic, biodynamic or adopts organic practices. To filter to the range, please click the links below.
Rich cherry fruit, hints of capsicum, clove and black pepper on the nose with a palate of smooth berry fruit, robust and full-bodied with ripe well-balanced tannins and a refreshing...
Fresh lime zest and green pepper aromas on the nose are carried through to the mineral palate which is alive with crunchy fruit, zest and a long, long zippy finish...
Lashings of plum and blackberry, this is a soft, smooth Malbec - very sexy and very good value. Contains Sulphites
The nose offers floral aromas of jasmine, lychee, and honey notes. The floral notes reappear on the palate, along with apricot, and mandarin orange. Medium bodied with good concentration and...
Loads of dried fruit and honey coming off this wine. A delicious alternative to Sauternes, ideal for pairing with blue cheeses and a plethora of desserts. Contains Sulphites
Citrus, tropical fruits and a lovely bit of acidity to keep things crisp. Goes wonderfully with seafood and white meat or just on its own, perhaps from a balcoony over-lookiing...
Buttery beyond belief! Translucent golden yellow in colour, the nose features fruity aromas of apricots and white fruits with a floral side and notes of toasted almonds and butter. Robust...
Bright and juicy, packed with red fruits and great freshness. A great every day drinker.
A lovely, bright fruity wine that is tempered by some spicey, pink peppercorns flavour. A cracking good value for money wine. Contains Sulphites
Fresh, fruity and supple, this wine is an easy every day drinker from a great Rhone producer. Contains Sulphites
Nice dark fruit, some spice coming through. A lovely bright earthy note and then some fresher floral (violet) and fruit with a dark plummy note. Well balanced, a bit of...
"Tasting ****ing ace" Richard WH Bray, Author Salt & Old Vines Contains Sulphites
This lovely dry white from the Dao region in Portugal is a blend of Malvasia and Encruzado. Crisp and fresh with wonderful hints of apple and a pleasant richness to...
Another fabulous value wine under this trophy winning cinoabt. Black cherry red with intense fruity notes of blackcurrant and strawberries that give way to a light touch of black pepper,...
It is just a lovely easy, approachable Pinot Grigio from South Africa.... that is organic! Light citrus fruit and peach, with good minerality and a long finish. Forget Italian, drink...
Showing lovely age, it has a forest floor aroma leading to some delicious tobacco and restrained, elegant fruit. Contains Sulphites
From 20 year old vines, this lovely Loire white is a bright, summery drink with lots of citrus and pineapple flavours. Contains Sulphites
Good and earthy, fruity and full. A delicious oaked style of wine and a super alternative to Rioja.
"A big, bold, ruby red colour with loads of cherry aromas. The palate has lovely soft tannins, more of the cherry and a little bit of raspberry." In 1970 Antonio...
"A medium to full bodied white with lots of white flowers and tropical fruit. Lovely balanced acidity with fresh citrus and core fruit." In 1970 Antonio Menicucci planted his first...