At The Organic Wine Cellar we have an amazing array of organic, biodynamic and preservative free wines from Australia and New Zealand. We have listed below the 10 best organic wines from Australia that we sell. All certified organic wines. All exceptional. Some of the very best wines from the very best wineries in Australia. All these wines have been rated by James Halliday as “Outstanding”.
1. J&J VINEYARDS RIVERS LANE SHIRAZ 2015 – $25.00 per bottle
This certified organic wine from renowned J&J Vineyards in McLaren Vale is deep velvet and vibrant with youthful grace. Rich, ripe red fruits with lashings of liquorice and soft dark chocolate open up to reveal an underlying complexity of seasoned oak and spice. The palate is bold, rich and complex offering layers of rhubarb, dark berries, spice and plum, combined with well structured tannins and oak to leave a lingering graceful finish. 94 points from James Halliday. J&J VINEYARDS’ EMINENCE SHIRAZ 2016 is also an amazing certified organic wine that we sell.
2. PAXTON QUANDONG FARM 2018 SHIRAZ – $30.00 per bottle
A wonderful certified biodynamic wine from Paxton in McLaren Vale. Elegant dark berry fruit characters with a subtle integration of oak. Medium to full bodied style with very bright and soft fruit characters, delicately integrated oak and subtle tannins. 95 points from James Halliday for the 2015 vintage.
3. YANGARRA MCLAREN VALE 2017 VIOGNIER – $32.00 per bottle
This outstanding certified organic wine from 5 Red Star winery Yangarra in McLaren Vale Bright gold in colour, mellow and seductive perfumed aromas of apricot and honeysuckle and a squeeze of citrus on the seductive, very smooth yet fresh palate. Gorgeous acidity, extremely fine tannins and a dry finish. This is “one very convincing and comforting Viognier”. 95 points from James Halliday for the 2014 vintage. YANGARRA’S MCLAREN VALE 2017 SHIRAZ is also an exceptional certified organic wine that we sell.
4. CULLEN MANGAN 2016 SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON – $35.00 per bottle
This exceptional certified biodynamic wine from James Halliday “Best of the Best” winery Cullen in Margaret River, is a delightful combination of fresh cut grass, water cress, savoury and vanillin oak aromas. The palate has deep, rich and vibrant fruit and mineral flavours. Very complex, integrated and long and supplied with a great acid drive. A great example of this wine style. 95 points from James Halliday. CULLEN’S MANGAN 2017 RED MOON and MANGAN EAST BLOCK 2017 RED are also certified organic wines of the very highest quality that we sell.
5. MOUNT HORROCKS 2017 SEMILLON – $34.00 per bottle
This exceptional certified organic wine from Mount Horrocks is remarkably light and bright. Vanilla and spice and all things Semillon-nice; apple, lemon and pear. Beautifully fragrant, these aromatics flow through seamlessly to the palate which is layered and textural, juicy and long. It’s relatively full and rounded, a generous, flavoursome example of the variety’s cut grass and citrus characters with a chalky, mineral-like finish. 95 points from James Halliday. MOUNT HORROCKS’ 2015 SHIRAZ and 2011 CABERNET SAUVIGNON are also certified organic wines of the very highest quality that we sell.
6. FRANKLAND ESTATE ISOLATION RIDGE SHIRAZ 2016 – $36.00 per bottle
This outstanding certified organic wine from renowned Frankland Estate in Frankland River is bright deep purple-red in colour. A complex and concentrated blend of fruit aromas with spice, black pepper and ironstone flintiness with hints of oak. A core of fruit gives weight to the front palate. Blackberry, black olive, ironstone and the use of subtle, spicy French oak give complexity. A sweet core of red currant and dark plum flavoured fruit complements the fine-grained tannins, which give the wine length. 95 points from James Halliday. FRANKLAND ESTATE’S ISOLATION RIDGE RIESLING 2018 is also an amazing certified organic wine that we sell.
7. SORRENBERG GAMAY 2018 – $49.00 per bottle
A quality premium certified organic wine from Sorrenberg in Beechworth. The nose is fruitful at first, opening up to reveal berry notes with earthy overtones. The palate is long and lingering showing more earth but still lots of red fruit flavours. The tantalizing acid and exacting tannins round this wine out to be luscious and flavoursome. 95 points from James Halliday for the 2013 vintage. SORRENBERG’S SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON 2019 is also an amazing certified organic wine that we sell.
8. GROSSET POLISH HILL RIESLING 2018 – $55.00 per bottle
Another outstanding premium certified organic wine from renowned Grosset. An extraordinary ‘Polish Hill’. Voluminous floral aromatics, with hints of talc and lavender, produce an exuberant youthfulness that gives vitality to a palate fleshed out by concentrated lime juice. The tight structure is there without the steeliness; controlled power, intensity and that characteristic ultra-dry character that thrills on the finish. 98 points from James Halliday for the 2017 vintage.
9. STEFANO LUBIANA ESTATE PINOT NOIR 2017 – $65.00 per bottle
This amazing certified biodynamic wine from renowned Tasmanian winery Stefano Lubiana is a stunning bright red in the glass and offers an array of fruit and spice perfumes. Cherry-plum, twigs, forest and spice; smoky oak and soft tannins. This is a Pinot Noir of the highest quality, showcasing Australian Pinot Noir at its best. 94 points from James Halliday for the 2014 vintage and we think this vintage is just as good or better. STEFANO LUBIANA’S PRIMAVERA CHARDONNAY 2015 is also an exceptional certified organic wine that we sell.
10. KALLESKE EDUARD SHIRAZ 2017 – $95.00 per bottle
An outstanding certified organic wine. Eduard is sourced from three Kalleske vineyard blocks in the Barossa Valley that were planted between 1905 and 1960. Vines are dry grown and produce low yields. It is named after Karl Heinrich ‘Eduard’ Kalleske who worked the Kalleske vineyards from 1853 until the 1880s. The old vine Shiraz blocks are open-top fermented, traditionally pressed and matured in new and seasoned hogsheads for two years prior to bottling unfined and unfiltered. Eduard is an intense, powerful and full-bodied wine exhibiting dense classic Barossa Valley old vine Shiraz characters. Inky black fruit flavours abound together with harmonized tannins, subtle oak complexity a sturdy structure and great length. Eduard is a sophisticated wine of the highest calibre. 96 points from James Halliday for the 2015 vintage.
And we didn’t mention James Halliday Outstanding certified organic wines from Battle of Bosworth, Caledonia Australis, Tamburlaine, Ngeringa and Cape Jaffa.
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