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Information about Organic Wines

Harris Organic is the only certified organic Swan Valley vineyard.

Harris Organic Wines - Swan Valley

We are great at what we do and that's why we are the best organic vineyard in the Swan Valley

Some Information

In 1922 the Baskerville area of the Swan Valley was subdivided for viticulture and the first vines were planted in 1923.

Starting from "scratch" Duncan cleared the trees, turning them in to mulch, slashed the grass, removed the fruit trees and chased away the snakes. Duncan then started ploughing the ground in the hot summer months to remove the couch grass, an evil in any vineyard. The 100 cubic metres of chook manure was added to the soil to improve the soil micro-biota. In April 1999 Duncan hired a D9 caterpillar bulldozer to rip all the planting lines ready for planting vines in the spring. First were planted shiraz cuttings, sourced from John Kosovich and a row of rootstock called Schwartzmann - ten rows in total.
The Swan Valley winery cellar door opened in the year 2000 after the first vintage was made on site.

There are five wineries in Memorial Avenue at the top of the Swan Valley.

  • Duncan Harris, Swan Valley Winemaker
  • Swan Valley Organic Wines
  • Form One Planet

Swan Valley Wine Show Awards

Duncan Harris started making wine in 1995 and since then has won awards at the local commercial Swan Valley wine show against all other Swan Valley wineries. See the list of winners below.

Liqueur Shiraz
Liqueur Shiraz-Bronze Medal
Shiraz 2008
Shiraz 2015-Bronze Medal
Pedro Ximenez 2007 Pedro Ximenez
Pedro Ximenez-Bronze Medal
Vintage Organic Red wine Bronze Medal
Shiraz 1999-Bronze Medal
Vintage Port-Gold Medal vintage port
2015 Vintage Port-Silver Medal
Pedro Ximenez 2009 Fortified Pedro Ximenez
Pedro Ximenez-Bronze Medal

What we do ?

Organic Winemaking
Harris Organic is the only certified organic winery in Perth. We only use natural yeasts in our ferments. We specialise in hot climate winemaking, making the best hand made certified organic ports in Australia.
Organic distilling
Harris Organic is the only certified organic distillery in Australia. We use our organic grapes as the base for our organic Brandies, Eau de Vie and Vodka.
Sales Info
As we sell direct to you, at our cellar door or through our online wine shop, our organic wine prices and quality are better than anywhere in Perth. Open from Thursday to Monday 11am to 4.30pm. Tuesday & Wednesday by appointment.

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