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Harris Organic Wines, Perth's only organic winery


Harris Organic is the only certified organic vineyard in Perth.

About - Harris Organic Wines

Here is some information about the only organic vineyard in Perth


Some History

In 1922 the Baskerville area of the Swan Valley was subdivided for viticulture and the first vines were planted in 1923. Grapes have been planted on our land for a large part of the time since that period. However, the grapes were mainly for fortified wines and dried fruit.

My ancestors were an entrepreneurial lot, with one Francois Girard, owning the Sydney Hotel (1828) and another, Michael Hayes, operating one of the first illegal distilleries in Australia in 1805.

Duncan Harris grew up in Tasmania's Tamar Valley, and came to Perth in 1993 as an engineer, eventually buying the Swan Valley property at Baskerville in 1998. While working full-time, he spent every spare moment building the dream of a vineyard and wine-making facilities in the Swan Valley.
The winery cellar door opened in 2000 and in 2001 Duncan became the full-time vigneron and winemaker. Full organic A grade certification was obtained in 2006. In 2017 and 2018 Duncan became a finalist for the organic farmer of the year award.
In 2018 we celebrate 20 years of ownership.
Tasting fees were introduced in 2002 with the new purpose built cellar door.

Duncan believes in sustainablity and organic methods as the only way of saving the planet. For those who would like to "do lunch" with my organic wines, I recommend the Swan Valley Gourmet Farm Cafe.

Duncan Harris



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Harris Organic Wines is based in Perth, Western Australia, that specialises in organic wine making.

Mission
Vision
Wine Production
Fortified Wines
Mission
Part of our mission concerns sustainability. Sustainability is central to Harris Organic’s philosophy of vineyard management; we favour the slow food process of wine production - vital to physical and environmental health. In wine-making we use minimal artificial energy sources. For example we built an underground cellar to obtain naturally cooler storage temperatures while our wines likewise mature in oak, ultimately sealed in recyclable glass bottles. The other part of our mission is to produce the best hot climate micro-batch organic wines available, and as part of a peer review process we stand well in our regional Swan Valley wine show against all other wines.
Vision
Harris Organic Wines vision is to produce healthy, chemical free organic wines, that are good for you and the environment. In order to do this, our certified organic vineyard is fed with composted chicken manure and wood chips, instead of chemical fertilisers. Our organic wines are not generally fined or filtered with no animal additives. We are able to produce the only medal winning certified organic fortified port wine (ports) in Australia as we are self sufficient in brandy spirit production made from our own organic grapes.
Wine Production
From the eight grape varieties in our organic vineyard, Harris Organic produces a wide range of products, whether you require traditional method sparkling, dry whites, organic dry reds, fortified port dessert port wines or preservative free dessert wines. To know more browse our online wine shop or join us at the Swan Valley cellar door for a tasting prior to your purchase. Remember, when you purchase organic wines, they are better for you and the environment. Harris Organic Wines, celebrating 20 years of business in 2018.
Fortified Wines
Harris Organic produces a range of organic fortified wines; Duncan Harris the chief fortified winemaker makes these from the grapes grown on his property. Duncan makes a traditional method from muscat and verdelho, muscadelle and shiraz. These are made with time honoured traditional methods for your enjoyment. The liqueurs are full flavoured and the only organic fortifieds made in Australia.

Harris Organic Awards


Liqueur Shiraz
Liqueur Shiraz-Silver Medal
Organic Shiraz wine
Shiraz 2015-Bronze Medal
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Pedro Ximenez-Bronze Medal
Vintage Organic Red wine Vintage Shiraz
Shiraz 1999-Bronze Medal
Vintage Port- Bronze Medal vintage port
2018 Vintage Port
Pedro Ximenez organic pedro ximenez
Pedro Ximenez-Bronze Medal

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