Princess Royal Station - Why Do We Produce Organic Wine?


At Princess Royal creativity, innovation and a love for the environment runs through our blood. That’s one of the reasons why we decided to open Burra Creek Wines and embark on the exciting journey of organic winemaking.

But why did we decide to produce organic wine? What makes it superior to the regular production of wine?

Here are some of the benefits that drew us towards organic wine production - other than the taste!


Organic Wine is Produced Without Pesticides

Numerous studies have shown that spraying grapes can cause a lot of damage, not just to us, but to the environment.

Wine grapes are actually sprayed with more chemicals than the grapes you can purchase at your local supermarket. So, selecting organic wine is a choice that can really help the environment.

Grapes don’t need to be grown with pesticides. It used to be thought that pesticides were required to produce any decent yields, but modern techniques allow us to produce far more than before, all without the use of pesticides.


Being Organic Reduces Cost and Labour in Administering Chemicals

One of the strongest reasons we have for choosing to grow our grapes organically is that it has a positive effect on the economy of Burra.

The process of organic farming is thought to produce up to 32% more jobs compared to that of non-organic farming.

Organic farming is sometimes criticised because it is thought to yield far less produce, yet we’ve been getting fantastic results from our grape harvests. 

With great wine and job opportunities to offer, we see it as a win-win.


Studies Have Shown Organic Wine to Have Increased Health Benefits

The health benefits associated with wine have been common knowledge for years, and organic wine is the healthiest of them all.

When you drink organic wine, you are enjoying it the way it was supposed to be enjoyed, no pesticides, no hidden chemicals.

Did you know...

  • Organic wine has lots of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
  • Resveratrol, which can be found in red wine, has been shown to lower cholesterol and help prevent cancer, but not all of it survives the process of non-organic winemaking. However, organic wine can retain up to 32% more (Naturally Savvy, 2014).
  • While exposure to sulphur is a necessary step in winemaking, organic grapes are also treated with far less sulphur than grapes exposed to pesticides.

By going organic in our winemaking, we are not only producing a premium quality product, but we are also making a positive choice for the protection of our environment.

Would you like to learn more about our organic wine? If so, you can do so here. Otherwise, feel free to browse our varieties - all perfect additions to sumptuous beef meals!


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