Could someone please tell me if there are any regional ‘preservative-free’ wines available, and where I could buy them? Thank you…
a friend of my family was producing breakfast creek wine not to far south of canberra (near bermagui/ narooma a tasty red that i beleive was free of preservatives. not 100 percent sure if he is still making it but he did win a gold bronze and a silver.
worth cehcking out if u like a good red.
and speaking of Mooble…from which you may buy Tassie-made Frogmore Creek Chardonnay…a fine drop I first discovered at one of the lovely restaurants on Elizabeth St Pier in Hobart…back to the chardie…it’s organic…not local…but sooo worth shipping in.
Oh, and Mooble had organic and preservative free wines last time I was in there. In Bailey’s Corner arcade, Civic.
Pialligo Estate winery on Kallaroo Road, Pialligo produces some organic wines.
Does Lark’s Hill do one? They are the most Botobolar-like winery nearby.
Dan here from Plonk in the Fyshwick Markets; someone needs help with local and PF wine and so I thought I’d throw our 2c (and get in a friendly plug, is that cool?)
We have wines from around 20 different Canberra and Hilltops (Young) regional wineries and unfortunately none of these produce preservative-free wines.
Plonk does stock several preservative-free and ‘minimal-preservative’ wines and most of these are quite close to Canberra (as krasny suggests). Of the preservative-free wines we have: Gardeners Ground Shiraz (Canowindra, NSW); Botobolar Shiraz and Chardonnay (Mudgee, NSW); Lowe Merlot (also Mudgee); and Happs PF Red (WA).
Rosnay (Orange, NSW) is another alternative – they have a large range of wines that are certified organic and use ‘minimal preservatives’ – which they have told us means about a quarter of the normal amount that goes in. They have a Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Vintage Sparkling, a Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, ‘Triple Blend’ Red, and a Rose.
we’re normally open 8am-530pm Thurs-Sun and open every day leading up to Christmas 8am-530pm from Thurs 17 December through to (and including) Thursday 24 December
Botobolar Wines are from the Mudgee region, and would probably be the closest. You can get them from Candamber in Belconnen (?) I believe, but not the one in Civic. I think Mooble organic store in Civic gets them in occasionally, but if they promise to order some in for you, don’t hold your breath.
For my part, I like that Dan Murphy’s has bothered to group them into a section (admittedly, in with the organic wines, but it does cut down on the label-reading time), and there’s so little choice that I tend to just get what’s available. I like the Happs PF red and white, but they’re Margaret River.
I think it’s a shame there isn’t more available; one of the winemakers who produces PF wines has observed that with modern bottling techniques, there’s nothing stopping a competent vintner from making any wine PF, so perhaps we should draw our own conclusions about why they don’t.
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