Biodynamic wines are like an older brother or sister to organic wine. Like organic winemaking, biodynamic wines avoid the use of chemical intervention, but go a step further with a focus on holistic, spiritual, ecological and ethical farming practices with a real focus on the lunar calendar and producing wine that is made in harmony with nature.
Here we have listed some of our favourite Australian biodynamic wineries whose cellar doors you should visit. Stop by and enjoy a tasting of stunning biodynamic wines and experience the results of this holistic practice up close!
Paxton Wines, McLaren Vale
Paxton Wines embrace biodynamic and organic practices and have been fully certified since 2011. Through the use of natural preparations and composts, the soil and vine are able to find a perfect balance resulting in wines that truly showcase McLaren Vale vineyards.
Paxton’s cellar door is housed in the original 1850s shearing shed and surrounded by sprawling lawns. The space simply oozes charm. Visitors can sit back and chill with a glass of wine or tasting while enjoying their stunning views.
Address: 68 Wheaton Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Paxton Cellar Door
Cullen Wines, Margaret River
Headed up by Vanya Cullen – who was named Winemaker of the Year for 2020 at the Halliday Wine Companion Awards – Cullen Wines is certified both organic and biodynamic. It’s also the first winery in Australia to be certified carbon neutral. The winery is also home to The Cullen restaurant, which serves meals prepared using fresh, biodynamic and organic produce that is either sourced from their own garden or local producers. A definite must if you are exploring the Margaret River wine region.
Address: 4323 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup, Western Australia, 6280
Krinklewood Vineyard, Hunter Valley
Krinklewood is a family-owned biodynamic organic vineyard located in Broke Fordwich, a sub-region of the lower Hunter Valley in NSW. They are committed to managing the vineyard and farm in a holistic and sustainable way. The French-inspired cellar door is set amongst beautiful gardens, with roaming peacocks to help you create picture-perfect Instagram moments! Wines available for tasting include Hunter Valley classics such as Semillon, Verdelho, Chardonnay and Shiraz, plus a dry French-style Rosé, Basket Press Wines, and more. Pair with scrumptious organic cheese platters brimming with local produce.
Address: 712 Wollombi Road, Broke NSW 2330
Image via Krinklewood
Kalleske Wines, Barossa Valley
For over 150 years the Kalleske family has been living and working on their Greenock farm. Sustainability and careful environmental practices continue to be at the core of Kalleske farming, grape-growing and winemaking philosophy. Organic and biodynamic practices in the vineyard and winery ensure the soil, air and surrounding waterways are not polluted with synthetic chemicals and fertilisers. The 5 Star Halliday rated winery offers its full range of organic wines for tasting matched with regional produce platters for the ultimate Barossan experience.
Address: 6 Murray St, Greenock SA
Angove Family Winemakers, McLaren Vale
The Angove Family Winemakers are a renowned organic and biodynamic winemaking family, with a cellar door in the heart of the family’s Warboy’s Vineyard. They believe an organic vineyard is both better for the land, more sustainable and produces more flavourful wines. They have implemented innovative practices to their viticulture including introducing a paddling of Indian Runner Ducks to remove snails naturally from the vineyard! See if you can spot them while enjoying a delicious tasting paired with cheese or chocolate.
Address: 117 Chalk Hill Rd, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Discover the wines of these producers and more in our Biodynamic Brilliance Mix.