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From their organic vineyard in Mudgee

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David Lowe, Lowe Wines, Mudgee

David Lowe, Lowe Wines, Mudgee


The Lowe family’s ‘Tinja’ property in Mudgee, NSW has been in their family for five generations and is the home of the Lowe Winery. From here they produce award-winning wines and continue to innovate with their winemaking.

The family has long been at the forefront of practising and promoting environmentally friendly agriculture so when organic accreditation was granted, not much really changed in their systems.

Another parallel strategy has been to build the tourism experience at Lowe Wines, again through commitment to quality and their environment and resulting in accolades at the 2013 Inland NSW Tourism Awards.

David Lowe says his first preservative-free wine was the hardest he'd ever made but for those who suffer from sensitivity to preservatives, it was a much appreciated feat.


2012 Tinja Preservative Free & Organic Merlot

The 2012 Tinja Preservative Free and Organic Merlot is made from merlot grapes and made without any preservatives.

It was developed for those with allergic reactions to such additives.

It is 100% merlot from the organic vineyard at Tinja, and like the previous three vintages is plums, bright and vibrant.

Some natural occurring CO2 has been retained which helps keep the wine fresh, and its success has staggered the team. A very new style of wine that provides alternatives to the complex ageing wines that we have all consumed to date.

Lowe Wines has made this style for four years now and know that it cellars well for a number of years.

Serve chilled.

Alc/vol: 12.0%

Price: $A22.00 per 750ml bottle


2013 Tinja No Added Preservative Chardonnay Verdelho

This crisp, refreshing blend of verdelho and chardonnay is made without the addition of preservatives. It was developed for those with allergic reactions to such additives.

Made from verdelho from Lowe’s Rylstone vineyard and Chardonnay from Tinja (in Mudgee), the team has set out to maintain freshness, and with early cold bottling to trap the wines youth.

Some musk aromas and a lightness from early harvesting makes this a terrific wine for any time of day. A pioneering wine for everyday.

It is light in alcohol and shows the crisp fruit flavours of the region.

Serve chilled.

Alc/vol: 11.1%

Price: $A22.00 per 750ml bottle


David explains more about  making these wines here »


  • Mudgee (NSW)

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