Our Organic Journey
Angove began our organic wine journey in 2006 when we were looking for a better way to care for and manage our vineyards and and be more sustainable with our winemaking, since then we haven't looked back. After a nervous start the vineyards soon found their balance and the fruit they produced showed better depth of flavour which resulted in more flavourful wines. This was all the impetus we needed to forge ahead and become fully certified Organic in all of our family owned vineyards now totaling over 430 Ha plus additional Organic growers.
At no time during the grape growing and wine making process do we use synthetic herbicides, pesticides or fungicides of any type - just sun, soil and love. All inputs we use are found naturally on our planet and are certified by Australian Certified Organic. All of our organic wines proudly wear the ACO Bud logo as a symbol of their quality and a mark of our authenticity as an organic wine maker. We are audited every year to ensure we are abiding by the strict protocols and practices that are put in place.
We are also one of a handful of wineries Certified Organic to US, EU, Canada, China and Australia Standards meaning our organic wines are found in many places around the world.
Angove use Indian Runner ducks rather than pesticides in our Warboys Vineyard to control snails that make their way into the vine canopy and eat the grapes. In one year we hand removed over 400 kilograms of the pests.
Specially designed under vine mowers, built and modified by Angove's engineering department, are used for weed control which is one of the hardest parts of farming organically.
By farming organically and using extensive undervine mulching we have reduced irrigation requirements significantly which is vitally important, especially in the Riverland.
Made with the gentlest touch and with minimal inputs, the Angove family crafts their range of exceptional Certified Organic wines from premium grapes sourced from a number of organic and biodynamic vineyards through
McLaren Vale and the Riverland. At no stage during the grape growing or winemaking processes is synthetic chemicals or non-organic inputs used.
Angove Organic Renmark Cellar Door
Angove Family Winemakers is the region’s oldest winery, established in 1910. Today the Angove family is Australia’s leading organic grape grower and winemaker, with a deep commitment to sustainability.
The Cellar Door is located in the beating heart of the working Renmark Winery. Here, you will be able to sample and purchase our range of premium and organic wines, and Australia’s greatest Craft Spirit, St Agnes Brandy.
Since 1910 Angove has been making St Agnes Brandy at the historic St Agnes Distillery and Barrel Halls. Tours are available of the distillery and run for approximately 45 minutes.
Bookings are essential and can be made by calling 08 8580 3148 or contact us online
The Angove Family Winemakers’ Cellar Door is open 7 days a week.
10am - 5pm Monday to Friday
11am - 4pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays