At Salena Estate, the old winemaker’s maxim that “great wine is made in the vineyard” is taken to heart.
Salena Estate Wines is one of the largest producers of organic wine in Australia. Producing approximately 150,000 cases of organic wine annually from 100 acres of vineyards since the property was converted in 2009. To consistently achieve the highest quality fruit, the latest pruning, canopy management and other vineyard practices are undertaken to ensure optimum varietal expression from each and every harvest. As a core element of our philosophy, Salena Estate endeavours to employ a “minimal intervention” approach to weed and pest control.
How To Become Organic?
Becoming certified organic is a 3-year process to convert a vineyard from normal production to organic production. What this means is that the grapes are grown, and the wine is made with no synthetic in-puts, artificial chemicals, pesticides, weedicide, fertilizers and GMO’s (genetically modified organisms). The only additive allowed is sulphur dioxide gas, but in very restricted amounts, to be organic it needs to be below 120 parts per million, compared to 250 parts per million in conventional wine. However, don’t worry about the shelf life of your wine, it shouldn’t differ from traditionally made wines.
So What Does This Mean For Consumers?
For people who are allergic to sulphites or get a headache after one glass of wine, Organic wine is the way to go. With minimal intervention, these wines come to you an as natural state as possible, which means less side effects and more enjoyment.
Since Salena Estate Wines exports wine all over the world, we are certified with not only Australia Certified Organic (ACO), but also IFOAM and NOP in the USA. You will find our ACO logo on the back of all our organically certified wines.
In addition to a large portion of wines being certifies organic, all Salena Estate wines from 2018 are vegan friendly as well.
How Is A Wine Vegan?
It means no animal parts are used in the filtration or fining process. Simple as that. Other added positives are the lower levels of sulphites in these wines and a smaller impact on the environment. All of this and you still get delicious tasting wine.