Excellence in Organics
Baileys of Glenrowan is thrilled to announce that Chief Winemaker, Paul Dahlenburg, has just been named a shortlisted nominee on Halliday Wine Companion’s 2024 Winemaker of the Year. Paul has been a central pillar of Baileys since 1996, becoming Chief Winemaker in 2004. This nomination is a testament to the high standards and hard work Paul and the winemakers at Baileys of Glenrowan are known for, showcasing the best the country has to offer.
As an organic brand, Baileys of Glenrowan made the decision to adapt all of its vineyards to organic farming practices in 2009. This involved a three-year conversion, culminating in an official certification in 2011. This means Baileys of Glenrowan farms its own vineyards without synthetic chemicals, sprays, fertilisers, herbicides, pesticides, or any other products that are not naturally occurring.
When Varley Bailey planted vines in the 1870s, he did so without the aid of synthetic sprays and chemicals, and so it remained for decades. Baileys of Glenrowan grow and produce better wines by adhering to organic farming principles, now showcasing ten varieties planted across thirty individual blocks within a single vineyard. Baileys of Glenrowan is now 150 years old and its winery and vineyards are all certified organic, which will remain a cherished principle for generations of winemakers to come.