Local preservative free wine?

dixiebelle 10 December 2009 7

Could someone please tell me if there are any regional ‘preservative-free’ wines available, and where I could buy them? Thank you…


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RickFish RickFish 10:03 am 14 Dec 09

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.

busgirl busgirl 9:36 pm 11 Dec 09

Pialligo Estate…Izzy…sigh…

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.

emd emd 2:35 pm 10 Dec 09

Oh, and Mooble had organic and preservative free wines last time I was in there. In Bailey’s Corner arcade, Civic.

emd emd 2:34 pm 10 Dec 09

Pialligo Estate winery on Kallaroo Road, Pialligo produces some organic wines.

switch switch 2:33 pm 10 Dec 09

Does Lark’s Hill do one? They are the most Botobolar-like winery nearby.

DanRayner DanRayner 1:11 pm 10 Dec 09

Heya,

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.

cheerio,

Dan

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

krasny krasny 10:25 am 10 Dec 09

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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