Monday, August 20, 2012

Tamburlaine - Organic Wine

For the past month or so, we've been exploring ideas surrounding organic food and it's impact on the environment. We've been eating organic and local (but i've neglected to write an update- it's coming) as much as possible and have discovered some excellent brands/produce that fit under the 'ethical eating' banner.

Last week on a drive to the Hunter Valley we went to visit Tamburlaine, Australia's largest organic wine producer. Their wines are made exclusively from organic grapes which results in flavours that clearly represent the growing area and eliminate any risk of harmful chemicals.


There is nothing stuffy or pretentious about their cellar door - it is simple, humble and focused on bringing exceptional organic wine to the public. We were greeted with warm smiles and our children were welcomed with colouring in sheets while Dave and I tasted a selection of reds. The gentleman who was looking after us informed me that their wine should stand on it's own merits, the fact that it's organic should't really some into play. And it's true, the wine is wonderful - organic or not.

But there is that huge juicy bonus of knowing that the wine we're drinking is completely free from chemicals and has been produced in a way that nurtures the local environment.

If you're interested in learning more about organic wine, the Tamburlaine website is exceptionally informative.





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8 comments:

  1. And I wish this post came with a giveaway!

    Thanks for the information on organic wine...I will look for that label!

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  2. I adore the ethos around Tamburlaine and we raced like mad things to visit when we were in the Hunter. Alas, I just could not make myself like the actual wine. So sad! I didn't mind their stickies, though, so we stocked up on that!! x

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    1. We found that the wines on the upper side of $40 were AMAZING, but out of our budget. We came home with a couple of $22 bottles that we really enjoyed though.

      xo em

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  3. :) i just received a few cases from organic one wines - which we buy online +free shipping. I have found that even certified organic wines can contain sulphites, seem so contradictory that it can then still be certified!
    We will have to try the Tamburlaine wines.

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    1. Hey Natalie, these wines also contain sulphites in addition to those that are naturally occurring. They explain it really well here http://www.tamburlaine.com.au/public/what-organic.html

      xo em

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    2. Thought I would share this with you......http://organicwinefind.com/articles/best-organic-wines-without-sulfites/

      x

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  4. OMG Em I adore the Tamburlaine SSB - For someone who suffers from allergies to preservatives this is just the best ever and the bonus is though no hangover that usually comes with the preservatives. Love Love LOVE Tamburlaine! x

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em