Preservative Free Wine

Sensitivity to preservatives can be a barrier to enjoying good wine. That’s why we make sure our range includes both preservative free wine as well as low preservative drops. We believe that everyone of drinking age should be able to try our creations – regardless of sensitivities and allergies. Among our collection, you’ll find the 2018 Estate Organic Preservative Free Shiraz and the 2018 Organic Low Preservative Chardonnay.

Why are preservatives added to wine?

Given that alcohol is a preservative, many people wonder why winemakers add preservatives to their drops. It’s a good question. The most common is sulphur dioxide, which is often marked on the bottle as preservative 220 and also known as SO2. Another that’s often used is potassium metabisulphite (preservative 224). Meanwhile, white wine sometimes ascorbic acid (300), but it’s an antioxidant, not a preservative.

preservative free winePreservative-free wine for red drinkers

Our hero preservative-free red is the 2018 Estate Organic Preservative Free Shiraz. This exciting, vibrant wine begins with mulberry and vanilla notes, leading to dark chocolate and rich, ripe cherry and rounded out with lovely soft tannins. It’s completely free of preservatives and is vegan-friendly. Also, as an organic wine, it’s made with grapes that are grown without the use of chemicals, herbicides, pesticides or fungicides. Our land has been tilled organically since 1975.

Low preservative wine for white drinkers

If you’re a lover of white wine, then our 2018 Organic Low Preservative Chardonnay is ideal for you. The bright, refreshing, fruit-driven nose is a sprightly blend of peach, apricot, passionfruit and pineapple, followed by a cashew and gunflint palate, with a lightly oaked complexity. The long finish displays a crisp acidity. Like our 2018 Estate Organic Preservative Free Shiraz, the 2018 Organic Low Preservative Chardonnay is vegan-friendly and produced without the use of chemicals, herbicides, pesticides or fungicides.

Why not try our preservative free wine for yourself?

The best way to try our preservative free wine is right here, where we make it. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to visit Mudgee for a weekend, you now have it. You can spend as long as you like at our cellar door, sampling our drops, chatting about them and gazing out at our gorgeous rural views. If you’re not able to make it, you can order our preservative free wine online or over the phone.

Contact Thistle Hill

To ask a question or make an order from our preservative free wine range, please call Thistle Hill on (02) 6373 3546 or email us at info@thistlehill.com.au