Posts Tagged organic wine

Stellar Organics 2011 Pinotage

Posted by on Thursday, 14 March, 2013

Time to wind down with some organic wine! This time I chose Stellar Organics Pinotage 2011. This organic red wine has no added sulfites, is vegan, and is fairly traded. It hails from South Africa. That means there are no pesticides, herbicides, or other nasty chemicals used in growing these organic grapes for wine making. Yay!! And this wine is relatively cheap. In price, that is, not is it’s making.

My girlfriend and I both liked this wine. The Stellar Organics Pinotage 2011 had a little spiciness to it with an overal plum/fruity flavor. It would go perfect with a … Read the rest

Pacific Redwood Organic Pinot Noir Wine 2011

Posted by on Saturday, 2 March, 2013

Want a wine that has only has naturally occurring sulfites and is organic? I know I do. Try Pacific Redwood Organic Pinot Noir 2011. This organic red wine is tasty, smooth, and cheap. I did a review on Pacific Redwood Organic Cabernet a while ago, and I liked that organic red wine as well. It’s hard to find wine these days that’s organic, vegan friendly, and has NO added sulfites. You would think that should be the norm. Unfortunately, it’s not. But for this California wine company it is!!

Pacific Redwood Organic Pinot Noir is smooth and light with hints … Read the rest

Pacific Redwood Organic Cabernet

Posted by on Wednesday, 5 December, 2012

Pacific Redwood Organic Cab hails from Redwood Valley, California. This organic red wine is great for vegans and for people looking for a sulfite free wine. Pacific Redwood Organic Cab is made with organically grown grapes and processed naturally, with NO added sulfites or other synthetic preservatives. Nice, right? You, betcha. Pacific Redwood also totes about natural farming in general, which I find very cool.

This organic cab is full-bodied with hints of cherries and chocolates. I also found that this organic cabernet had a bit of spice to it. The first sip went down easy, just like the rest … Read the rest

Santa Julia Malbec 2011

Posted by on Tuesday, 21 August, 2012

This organic malbec is grown and produced in Mendoza, Argentina. The winery found its beginning  in 1963 by Alberto V. Zuccardi, but is now operated by the son, José Alberto Zuccardi.

What makes this wine so great is that it’s made with 100% organic grapes without breaking the bank.  This organic malbec will run you less than $10. In fact, you can find Santa Julia at Binnys.  And if that’s not enough to make you smile then here’s this:  This family run vineyard uses every means possible to ease their burden on the environment.  They use green fertilizers, recycled … Read the rest

Sulfite Free Wine List

Posted by on Wednesday, 14 September, 2011

People keep asking me about Sulfite Free wines. Which ones are good? How do you know if the wine is Sulfite Free? Are sulfite free wines organic too? Well, the answers to those questions are: Lots. It says. And sometimes.

Let me give you the run down. Organic wines mean no pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers or synthetic chemicals of any kind are permitted to be used on the grape vines or in the soil.  Also, organic wines use waaaaaay less sulfites. As in, practically none compared to other non-organic wines.  Here’s a blurb on the definition between “No Sulfites Added” … Read the rest

Natura Cabernet Sauvignon Organic Red Wine from Emiliana

Posted by on Thursday, 23 June, 2011

I tried this new organic Cabernet Sauvignon and it was excellent. So, I looked upon the bottle to see what vineyard it was from. This Natura Cab Sav is born and raised in the Emiliana vineyard and made with organic grapes. What I also found was another bottle of wine in my arsenal with a different name but born and raised in the same Emiliana vineyard family. Which leads me to believe that Emiliana makes more than a few different wines. Upon further research, Emiliana has Biodynamic Wines, Organic Wines and Integrated Management Wines. Their Natura brand falls under the … Read the rest

Releaf Chenin Blanc Organic White Wine

Posted by on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011

I do love me some Organic Releaf Red Wine and so I decided it was time to try the Organic Releaf White. White wine tends to be sweet to me and this one was no different. It has a somewhat citrus and tropical flavor to it. But it’s not so over powering. It would go great with a crisp salad, seafood or strawberries as a dessert.

Releaf Wine is a product of South Africa and has an alcohol content is 13%.  And something else that should make you feel good about drinking Releaf is that this particular wine company uses … Read the rest

Frey California Organic White Natural Table Wine Sulfite Free

Posted by on Monday, 28 February, 2011

Frey wine is good for 2 things:  a palatable table wine and wine that contains NO sulfites. Sulfites are not necessary for good wine making. To read more about sulfites and what Frey thinks about them and all that funky junk click here.

What I also  like about Frey wine is that it’s cheap. There’s not that many organic, sulfite free wines running you around $8 out there.  The only other no sulfite detected wine that comes to mind is La Rocca. But for La Rocca goodness it’s more around $13. If it was a battle between which … Read the rest

Sobon Estate Zinfandel Organic Wine 2006

Posted by on Tuesday, 15 February, 2011

I tried a new organic red wine the other day from California. Amador County to be exact. It’s a 2006 Rocky Top Zinfandel made from organically grown grapes. The alcohol content is 14.2% and the cost is around 12 bucks. While this wine does contain sulfites, here is a blurb from their website on why they use the amount of sulfites they do.

“The wines are made by conventional means using a minimum of sulfites to preserve freshness and color. At bottling, our wine contains between 15-20 parts per million free sulfites, which diminish after several months in the bottle. … Read the rest

Old Hands 2007 Monastrell Organic Red Wine

Posted by on Tuesday, 18 January, 2011

Old Hands 2007 Monastrell Organic Red Wine is a product from Spain.  On the bottle it says, “Old Hands is made from low yield naturally grown Monastrell grapes harvested by hand from very low yield old bush vines which grow on the high, dry, windswept plateau of Yelca where they are naturally protected from pests and mildew.”   Very cool  that no pesticides or herbicides are used in the cultivating of these grapes.  Old Hands also proudly supports Autism research.  Wow, a winery that cares about something more than themselves. Very cool x 2.

This organic fermented grape juice took … Read the rest