From the 2013 vintage onwards, ALL Kaimira Estate and Brightside wines are fully Certified Organic.
This certification encompasses both the vineyards and the winery. Organic wine production is not yet the norm in New Zealand: as of 2012 only 8% of New Zealand’s vineyards were under organic management, with just half of this area fully certified.
Our organic commitment means that in the vineyards we use only approved organic methods, and strictly no synthetic herbicides, fungicides and pesticides. Essentially an organic vineyard capitalises on natural methods and patterns to enhance vine health and grape quality in the long term.
In the winery, we use only those products that are approved for organic use – so all inputs such as yeast strains and fining agents have to be organic certified along with cleaning products and any other items used. Significantly for those sensitive to sulphites in wine, the permitted level in organic-certified wines is significantly less than in conventionally-made wines.
To ensure that the wine you buy is truly organic it is important to ensure it is independently Certified Organic by an internationally accredited organisation. Kaimira Estate and Brightside wines are certified by AsureQuality (www.organiccertification.co.nz). In addition, AsureQuality is internationally accredited by IFOAM – the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements. IFOAM represents the best in international organic standards.
We are independently audited every year to guarantee compliance with international organic standards.
Currently, we have stocks of the following fully certified organic wines; all wines can be ordered via this website except where noted. Please contact us if you are interested in wines not yet listed:
- 2015 BRIGHTSIDE Sauvignon Blanc
- 2016 BRIGHTSIDE Pinot Gris (available July 2016)
- 2014 BRIGHTSIDE Riesling
- 2014 BRIGHTSIDE Chardonnay
- 2014 BRIGHTSIDE Pinot Noir
- 2014 KAIMIRA ESTATE Sauvignon Blanc
- 2013 KAIMIRA ESTATE Gewurztraminer
- 2013 KAIMIRA ESTATE Pinot Gris
- 2013 KAIMIRA ESTATE dry Riesling
- 2013 KAIMIRA ESTATE “Iti Selection” Riesling (lower alcohol)
- 2014 KAIMIRA ESTATE Pinot Blanc (not yet released)
- 2014 KAIMIRA ESTATE Viognier
- 2014 KAIMIRA ESTATE Hui Whero Red Blend
- 2014 KAIMIRA ESTATE Vintner’s Selection Pinot Noir (not yet widely released)
Please CONTACT US directly for more information on any of these organic wines: firstname.lastname@example.org OR 021 2484 107