Organic wine is created using only ingredients that have been farmed or produced organically, without the use of harmful chemicals or synthetic additives. Organic viticulture relies solely on the use of natural and sustainable methods; artificial chemicals and GMOs are prohibited. Organic wine is naturally fermented and only organic preservatives and fining agents are used in its production.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC WINE: Obtaining and maintaining a “Certified Organic” status is a rigorous process in which the vineyard must continuously meet certain criteria, that are regularly assessed by an accredited certifying body. Due to costs, becoming certified is not always feasible for smaller, boutique wineries. Wine can be produced according to organic philosophies and practices without being Certified Organic. A lot of boutique wineries use organic philosophies both in the vineyard and in the winemaking process. This means their wine is free of synthetic additives; only organic preservatives are used to preserve the wine, and only organic fining agents are used to improve the clarity and flavour profile of the wine. Similar to ‘Certified Organic’ wine, winemakers focus on sustainable and natural winemaking methods that promote ecological balance and conserve biodiversity.
Cellar Door Society supports the Responsible Service of Alcohol. WARNING: Victoria Liquor Control Reform Act 1998: It is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $17,000), for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $700). Orders and deliveries are subject to age verification; proof of age may be required.