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Tamburlaine Organic Wines

Tamburlaine Organic Wines

Tamburlaine started out in an old tin shed on a modest 14-hectare Hunter vineyard. In 1985 the winery was purchased by a small group of friends and relatives led by Managing Director and Chief Winemaker, Mark Davidson. The Company is now working to build on their ‘Contemporary Organics’ vision, successfully producing award-winning organic, vegan-friendly, low sulphur and no added sulphur wines.

“The vision was formed in the late ’90s and continues today,” Mark outlined. “We believe in continuously evolving our practices. Not because it appears now to be trendy, but because it makes sense. More and more consumers agree.”

Tamburlaine’s holistic approach includes grape growing and winemaking practices based on modern scientific thinking without using the chemical inputs involved in non-organic practices. However, converting to organics has not come easily, with years of research and development presenting the team with many challenges along the way. With support from Australian Organic, Tamburlaine now leads the wine industry in their conversion of conventional vineyards to organically managed, increasing awareness amongst growers and assuring a continual supply for the growing demand of organic wines.

“With the implementation of new contemporary organic thinking, the transformation of our Hunter Valley and Orange Region vineyards is incredible. The health of the soil and the vines is very evident, consistently yielding fruit of the highest quality.” Mark explained.

From 2016, the winemaking team has removed the use of animal proteins from its wines, traditionally used throughout the industry for fining. With the conscious consumer in mind, Tamburlaine successfully extended its range to include wines without added sulphur – commercially referred to as “preservative free”. These innovative wines, which push the boundaries of conventional winemaking, have already demonstrated their success in the wine show circuit, proving that no added sulphur wines could be as high-quality (or better!) as other organic wines.

“Our markets, domestic and international alike, are built on excellent wines at price-points to suit various lifestyles, all from great vineyards. Along with this growth in consumer demand has come the need to work with an increasing number of growers to convert to new regenerative farming principles, which have been enthusiastically embraced by young and older farmers alike.”

“When we started down the organic path, there were no blueprints and there were challenges from site to site and season to season. 2020 brings us different challenges but our aim remains the same: producing excellent organic wines that our loyal customers love.”

You can now order Tamburlaine Organic Wines ‘Stay at Home Dozen’ for just $16 a bottle with FREE delivery to your door. Visit their website to order tamburlaine.com.au

Happy Flame Candles

Happy Flame Candles

We wanted to let you know that we are busy hand-making our candles to keep up with all your orders for candle light.

As you know, we are a small business by choice. Over our working life we have worked in many businesses (before creating Happy Flame) and saw that growing a very big business is not always the best.

Hand-making, for example, is definitely for small businesses. It allows us to focus our attention on the details and therefore creating the highest quality.

Our beekeepers have had an extremely difficult year. The drought for the last 3 years has taken a toll on how much honey and beeswax they can create, but the bushfires put real hardship on their lives. One of our beekeepers lost 500 hives in the bush fires… a very sad time.

This highlights why it is so important for us to use beeswax from our local beekeepers, supporting the industry in the good and hard times.

And now the virus and a major economic downturn is making for more difficult times.

It is a time when we are so very grateful for all our supporters who continue to buy their candles from us… thank you. It not only allows us to continue to be here but help others in difficult times.

Our beeswax candles are also finding new homes, bringing calm to busy and stressed families, clearing the air with the negative ion effect and bringing light to rooms.

We look forward to sending out candle light to your home.

You can purchase Happy Flame candles made with certified organic beeswax on their website www.happyflame.com.au

Clemence Organics: How stress affects your skin

Clemence Organics: How stress affects your skin

Bridget Carmady, Founder of Clemence Organics, talks us through how stress can affect your skin, and what you can do to combat it. 

How stress affects your skin

As the world grapples with the unfolding of one of the toughest challenges we’ve faced for almost a century, our individual stress levels are understandably rising with each passing day. It’s difficult to maintain focus and keep to ‘new normal’ everyday routines and activities when so much is happening to so many.

So we do what we can. For us here at Clémence Organics, that’s helping you look after yourself and your skin.

If you’ve found your skin isn’t behaving in its usual way lately, perhaps it’s reacting to products or foods that are normally fine or you’re breaking out more than normal, elevated stress levels are likely to be the culprit.

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and provides critical barrier and immune functions. What’s going on inside your body is, more often than not, reflected in your skin.

Repeated or prolonged stress suppresses your skin’s immune function, which increases inflammation, allergic response, susceptibility to infection, and reactivity to new stimuli. A spike in the stress hormone cortisol adds to the inflammatory response, making your skin work even harder.

This is why, if you have an underlying skin condition, stress is probably going to make it flare up. To add to that, it can also make even usually well-behaved skin hyper-sensitive.

So, how does all this play out for your complexion?

 

Sensitivity and redness (rosacea eczema)

If your skin is prone to sensitivity, rosacea or eczema, you undoubtedly already know how much stress can affect a complexion. Once again, cortisol and its immune-suppressing effects are to blame for the heightened inflammatory response and ensuing flare-ups that occur during times of stress.

When your skin is suffering flare-ups or hypersensitivity the best way to adapt your skincare routine is to bring it right back to basics.

Remove any products that might cause irritation or sensitivity and use simple yet powerful ingredients such as Calendula, Rose Otto and Biofermented hyaluronic acid to increase hydration, ease inflammation and soothe hypersensitivity.

Our Ultimate Face Crème incorporates these divine ingredients and has gathered a loyal following for its skin-soothing effects.

 

Acne

Possibly the most common side effect of stress, acne and breakouts occur when the skin starts overproducing oil. Stress can be a catalyst for this as it disrupts our delicate hormonal balance and signals the skin to start producing excess oil.

Your first thought may be to start scrubbing it away with strong cleansers, but hold that thought! Over-cleansing and stripping your natural oils only makes your skin work harder to replace the lost oil.

We highly recommend cleansing only once per day with our Refining Cleanser and then toning with our Ultimate Biome Spritz which gently balances pH levels, tightens pores without drying and strengthens your skin’s natural barrier to reduce infection and inflammation.

 

 

 

Dark circles

Stress and sleep….well, there’s a huge topic. But we all know the feeling of tossing and turning as our thoughts run away with all those hours we should be using to recharge. And, of course, lack of sleep leads to the inevitable, tell-tale dark circles.
Turning off screens in the hours preceding bed-time, meditation, essential oils – all these activities will help optimise your chance of some rejuvenating rest.

If you need some extra help to combat dark circles and puffy eyes, our Lime Caviar Eye Crème is formulated with brightening and skin-tightening vitamin c. Rosehip oil and Biofermented Hyaluronic Acid work to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to give your peepers the lift they need during trying times.

 

Adapting your skincare in times of stress

When overwhelm gets the better of your skin, the best thing you can do is go back to basics.

All Clémence Organics products are gentle and made with 100% natural, certified organic ingredients and nothing synthetic.

Make sure your routine is simple and brings you a little joy.

Wishing you and your loved ones the best of health,

Bridget x

 

Clemence Organics are offering FREE Shipping and 15% OFF for Bud Club members. Simply enter the code ‘AO15 at the checkout. Visit www.clemenceorganics.com

Angove Family Winemakers

Angove Family Winemakers

Angove offer a vast range of organic wines from the very affordable Angove Organic wines, through to the mid-tier Wild Olive range and right up to our premium Warboys Vineyard McLaren Vale wines.

To help you through these tough times we have put together two special organic six packs and would like to offer a 25% DISCOUNT on your purchase. 



Simply visit www.angove.com.au, go to the OUR WINES section and select either the Angove Organic six pack containing 2 bottles of each of Angove Organic Shiraz, Shiraz Cabernet and Chardonnay or our Wild Olive Organic McLaren Vale Six Pack containing three bottles each of our Wild Olive Shiraz and Chardonnay from the premium McLaren Vale region.

On Checkout, enter the coupon code Organic25 to receive your discount. Purchase 2 or more cases and we will ship it to your door for FREE.

Happy drinking!

Pure Vision Wines

Pure Vision Wines

Pure Vision has never been afraid to carve its own path when looking towards the future; we’re a wine brand with a history steeped in family, and a name that has become synonymous with honesty.

In 1998, Ken Carypidis, Managing Director of Pure Vision, began his journey into the wine industry producing his first sparkling which was sold into local and interstate restaurants, then in 2007, together with his daughters, Jackie, Teresa and Natalie, they created Pure Vision. The property underwent a strict 3-year conversion process and today, the company proudly operates 140 acres of certified organic vines in the Adelaide Plains region.

Our wines have been made without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers or chemicals in the vineyard and in the winery, creating a healthy soil system to help the grapevine produce grapes of the highest flavour making beautiful wines that a true reflection of this wonderful region. The wines are low in sulphur and made with minimal winemaking intervention – the way wine should be made!

Each of our wines is an expression of its varietal in its purest form, made with honesty and without manipulation; you can taste the nuances of the season in every new release. Our wine has come from a family business, one that has worked hard over the years and one that understands that the best wine is organic wine. We love what we do and it is evident in every bottle.

 

 

Our wines are made to be enjoyed on their own or with meals, any day of the week. We want people to enjoy our drops with friends and family around beautiful, wholesome food. This kind of food is a big part of our family and we hope that you will do the same.

The Pure Vision organic wine range includes a delightful selection of stylish organic red and white wines including our affordable Nature’s Step series including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Preservative Free Shiraz from $15.00 per bottle, our Pure Vision Organics Series including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, and our latest additions, Rosé and Pinot Gris that will rock your world of senses!

While the world is currently going through an ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, Australia has set tight restrictions on friend and family gatherings which is where we would normally enjoy food and wine. We must adhere to these strict regulations, but we also realise that people may still want to enjoy a drink at home while they are isolated.

SPECIAL OFFER

Pure Vision is still open and we are still delivering! You will now receive FREE DELIVERY to all metro areas so you can keep enjoying our beautiful organic wines during isolation. Simply use code STOCKUP at checkout when ordering online at our website. Use this to try a mix of different styles and perhaps a variety that you wouldn’t normally buy. If there was ever a time to stock up, it’s now!

You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest news on our organic wines and get to know our growing family.

Follow us @purevisionorganicwines

Supporting a family business means you are supporting a dream!

Stay healthy!

FREE Brewing Co.

FREE Brewing Co.

FREE Brewing Co founder and Head of Beer, Ash Truscott, tells us more about his business and how they’ve been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

FREE Brewing Co beer can be found at Dan Murphy’sBWS and local stores.

 

Tell us about Free Brewing.

FREE Brewing Co is a true story of passion and belief in organic beer, natural beer and great tasting beer. We believe everyone should drink better; drink free of additives and free of preservatives, using pure ingredients. We choose to brew beer as it was, as it should be. We select only the best hops and malt in delivering this certified organic beer, brewed with traditional methods.

 

How and when did the idea come about?

The idea for FREE Brewing came about over a few beers with James (Head of Farm) and Craig (Head of Brand) around a fire at our spiritual home on the Bellarine Peninsula. Ash had the idea and experience, and James and Craig were on board immediately – we talked about brewing the beer in a free-spirited way – free from anything unnatural. We had been working on organics in beer and connected as we are all passionate about Free brewing. We want untainted, natural, better for you beer. Beer grown and brewed better to taste better. The farm is our HQ and whilst we don’t yet have full scale brewing capability – we are working on the other side of that equation first. Growing barley, hops and experimental brewing with the raw inputs.

 

 

 

Explain the name.

We like to think of FREE Brewing being the art of making beer using traditional simple methods, free from artificial constraints. Beer brewed in its purest form using natural ingredients, no preservatives or additives and certified organic.’ That’s what we do therefore there is no more fitting name than FREE Brewing Co.

Why did you decide to produce the beer with only organic ingredients?
Why wouldn’t you? In beer speak, the organic ingredients are the hops and barley used to make the beer. To be certified organic they have been grown and processed without harsh pesticides and herbicides, genetic modification, antibiotics and artificial hormones. Natural ingredients as it was and should be. Better for the land, body and the beer!

 

When did Free Brewing launch?

Officially in September 2019, but before that plenty of late nights and beer-related banter.

Why on the Bellarine Peninsula?

A couple of the guys in our team obviously live on the Bellarine; but more importantly we think the Bellarine is a fit for who we are. The people of the Bellarine and surrounds are good, honest, no b-s and that’s who we are. The landscape is beautiful of course and still agricultural and raw in many ways; again like us and our passion.

 

 

Tell us about the flagship lager?

FREE Organic Lager is a beer made for you. It embodies everything that we stand for… refreshing, crisp and clean. A great cleanser to be had after a surf, mowing the lawn or sitting around a fire chewing the fat.

The tasting notes from Bruce Peachey (Head Brewer): Crisp and clean in style, FREE Organic Lager is brewed using traditional simple methods free from additives and preservatives. Unfiltered, it is bright golden in colour with slight natural haze. Its smooth bitterness, subtle aromas and spice is derived from a blend of organic pilsner malt and NZ hops. The result is pure, refreshing and certified organic. ABV: 4.4% | IBU: 19

Tell us about the barley and hops you are growing?

So much excitement about seeing what the Bellarine can deliver on the raw product front. We have heaps of fruit and vegies on the FREE Brewing Co property that are grown without any sprays etc and they are amazing. Should have seen the peaches from last season! This year we will see how the climate is for the crops. We know hops have grown really well on the Bellarine before and in a perfect world we will source all our hops from HQ; but it’s going to take some time.

What has been the response to the beer so far?

We’ve been blown away with the response to our refreshing lager and the ethos of what we are about – FREE brewing! People are now realising you don’t have to compromise on taste to drink better. It’s clean, crisp and refreshing with well-balanced flavour – to be enjoyed on most occasions!

What have been the 3 x highlights of the beer brewing/business?

1. Getting FREE Brewing Co. off the ground, a beer company that truly projects our values, ethos and passion for quality beer.
2. Producing our flagship Lager in time for Summer and having it available nationally
3. Seeing the harvest of our first crop of organic barley on our Bellarine property. It was a unique event with the Bellarine Vintage Machinery Group arriving with an antique Reaper Binder, which was retired last century and is only used for exhibition purposes. Two dozen enthusiasts and local farmers volunteered and worked all morning, binding and stacking the stooks, ready to dry. Needless to say the cold FREE Organic Lagers went down a treat afterwards in our brewing shed.

 

What do you love most about what you do?

We’re lucky enough to work in a space we’re passionate about. Not only to we love beer, but importantly natural and authentic beer. Nothing pleases us more than seeing faces of people who are trying our organic beers for the first time and having them join in on our FREE Brewing journey.

 

How has the COVID-19 affected you?

The virus has had an unimaginable impact on the world thus far. While the full ramifications yet to be seen, there are many consequences already being felt in a number of different industries including ours. From restaurants to bars, most employees and business are being challenged right now. We need to manage our costs and exposure to risk very carefully through this period, provide support to neighbours and our community where possible, and focus on making sure FREE Organic Lager is available to customers looking for a natural beer option. Optimistically speaking, the forced economic reset could result in a stronger community and value system which will benefit us all in the long run. It may also speed up the consumer demand shift towards natural organic food and beverages.

 

Where can people buy Free Brewing beer?

We’re available nationally in BWS and Dan Murphy’s.
Dan Murphy’s
BWS

What are the dreams for the brand moving forward?

1. To bring the other great tasting 100% natural beers we have been working on in the background to the market. Organic beers with a range of complexity and flavours.
2. To grow into our Bellarine property and get the public drinking FREE Organic beers with us on the weekends!

www.freebrewing.com