September marks Australian Organic Awareness month and Yalumba is calling all wine lovers to drink with purpose by choosing wines which are sustainably made and certified organic.
Yalumba’s organic wine collection ‘Yalumba GEN’ embodies the Hill-Smith family’s sustainable journey and commitment to the next generation, with a fierce determination for the future.
“We first released our organic collection of wines in 2005, working with like-minded grower families who were committed to the health and prosperity of their vineyards with a ‘less is more’ approach,” said Jacinta Gibson, Marketing Manager.
Certified by the Australian Certified Organic standards and 100% vegan, Yalumba GEN wines are made without the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides in the vineyard.
“With very few additions, the wines go through wild fermentation, using only the natural yeasts present in the vineyard and on grape skins,” said Gibson.
“The result is flavoursome wines with layered texture and character that are reflective of the vineyard. This collection shines a light on our sustainable processes every step of the way, from vineyard to bottle.”
“In the vineyard, we look at improving native vegetation, soil health, water retention and reducing chemical use. In the winery, we are very conscious of our waste, recycling and energy use, and are continually improving this as we go.”
All growers are certified by the International Organic Standards and are audited annually.They, along with Yalumba, are also members of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia (SWA).