The 2012 Pig in the House Cabernet Sauvignon ($25) from NSW’s Cowra wine region has been named the 2014 NASAA Certified Organic Wine of the Year.
The inaugural NASAA (National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia) Certified Organic Wine of the Year Awards attracted around 100 entries, and were open to Australian wines that have organic certification.
The Award was overseen by some of Australia’s most respected organic winemakers; Troy Kalleske from the Barossa Valley’s Kalleske Wines and Michael Paxton from Paxton Wines in McLaren Vale.
The top scoring wines were then re-judged by the panel with the 2012 Pig in the House Cabernet Sauvignon awarded top honours.
“The wines are made at the Windowrie winery by Anthony D’Onise. Anthony has a natural respect for the organic winemaking process. This tasting exemplifies that the organic fruit coming from our vineyards and also the Cowra region as a whole is some of the highest quality in the country – that’s amazing!” said owner and viticulturalist Jason O’Dea.
“To hear the Pig had won this award was a fantastic honour,” commented Jason. “This year we are celebrating ten years of organic certification and an award recognising the commitment and hard work involved in growing and crafting organic wine is both humbling and very welcome.”
The Pig in the House offers a full range of award winning organic wines comprising, Pig in the House Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and Chardonnay. Further information on these wines can be found at www.piginthehouse.com.au.