Tuesday, February 12, 2013

About Rosnay Wines

Canowindra has led the way when it comes to Organic farming and viticulture. Sam Statham from Rosnay organic Farm was named in 2012 as "The inaugural Organic farming pioneer of the year". More sustainable farms not only keep their products green, but they also produce high-quality food and wines. The Rosnay Farm came from a long tradition of grape-growing and no-chemical farming from the French Beaujolais, and Rosnay wines are now recognized and hailed as a premiere organic winery and farm in Australia.

Established by Richard and Florence Statham in 1995, Rosnay Farm is a 40-hectare patch of land southwest of Canowindra. Former wool and cattle producers in Barraba, New South Wales, the Stathams moved to southeast Australia in pursuit of a site for a new vineyard and olive farm. They settled near Orange, in the Cowra wine region, and continued their culture of growing grapes and producing Rosnay wines in an environmentally friendly way.

Florence’s family has been cultivating vines in France, with her mother Dolly raising her to become a traditional vine grower. Meanwhile, Richard’s father was a conservationist and avid composter who had sources and references on bio-dynamics. Together, the Stathams incorporated their parents’ practices into modern organic farming.

The first vines were planted in 1997 and have since been organic. Rosnay wines are produced from wines planted on an assortment of soil types on specific locations in the vineyard. With grape varieties matched to appropriate soil types. Rosnay Farm has the standard variation of reds and whites as their signature wines. The Shiraz is harvested from the hilltop area, where the roots are able to dig deep into the bedrock soil. The Semillon is planted in sandier soils to control the flavor, while the Merlot and Chardonnay are planted in red soil.
Rosnay wines date from 2003, with rich, full flavors that will surely please any wine connoisseur. If you want to try more than one of their varieties, you can get the gift pack with three choice wines. If you want to know more about the vineyard and winery, you can book a weekend at the farm cottage, where you can get a taste tour of the farm. Enjoy a weekend escape and explore the vineyards and the olives and figs. Enjoy a great view of the farm and learn about the basics of organic farming while you are there.

Rosnay wines also have other organic products you might want to try, such as olives and figs. All of their products are preservative-free. Try their extra virgin olive oil, kalamata olives, and olive paste for all your olive needs. You can also order their fig preserves, figs in syrup, or fig syrup for your recipes.

Besides producing exceptional Rosnay wines and other organic products, Rosnay Farm takes pride in the fact that they are a completely sustainable estate, giving importance to keeping everything green. The Rosnay Farm continues to improve on their practice of being a completely environment-friendly enterprise while producing high-quality wines that are sure to tickle a wine drinker’s fancy.