November 13, 2015

2015 Winners and finalists

BANKSIA GOLD AWARD Winner Kalleske – Sustainable Pioneers in Organic Wine Kalleske Wines Pty Ltd, SA Kalleske Wines is a producer of certified organic and biodynamic wines, situated at Greenock in South Australia’s Barossa Valley.  Established in 2002, Kalleske utilises grapes from the family property which has been owned and operated by the family since 1853.  It is the oldest and largest certified organic/biodynamic grape-growing and winemaking operation in South Australia. Kalleske are sustainable pioneers in organic wine.  Their farming methods are environmentally and socially friendly.  Soils are healthy, no chemical residues, more carbon retention and more biodiversity.  It is a healthy vineyard environment for vineyard workers and the naturally made wines are chemical free, healthier to drink. Kalleske is economically viable, an important aspect to allow it to be sustainable environmentally.  The winery is ultra efficient in energy and water use.  It is a net exporter of electricity and...
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