About Macquariedale Organic Wines

In 2005 Macquariedale Organic Wines became the first vineyard in the Hunter Valley to receive full Biodynamic Certification. Becoming Biodynamic was a lifestyle choice as well as it being very important to us to be able to improve the land as we farm it. Biodynamics takes organic and sustainability practises several steps further by actually improving the soil. Being Certified Biodynamic/Organic means all products used in the vineyard (and in our case our whole property) are all natural and do not contain synthetic chemicals, herbicides, pesticides or systemic chemicals. The results of these practises is that the produce is grown the way nature intended, retaining its fullness of flavour, richness of colour and diversity or aromas of the land. By practising Biodynamic viticulture, we secure a better and healthier future for our land, our plants, ourselves and for you, our customers.

Please give us your elevator pitch:

Macquariedale was the first certified biodynamic, organic winery in the Hunter Valley in 2005 having started making wine without any nasties since in 1996. Now with vineyards in Orange and the Hunter Valley and more than a dozen varieties available along with being able to boast having the highest vineyard in Australia we are one of the leading premium, vegan friendly, sustainable wine brands in Australia and remain family owned and run. It’s all because ‘the earth matters’.

What problem is your business solving:

Macquariedale is a certified organic, biodynamic winery, a member of Slow Food, and works to help landowners convert to organic farming. We are all about producing the cleanest and kindest wine possible without compromising on quality.

Tell us three unique things about your business:

  1. Ross and Derice McDonald started Macquariedale Organic Wines in 1996 and their eldest son Tomm is now the winemaker.
  2. All our wine varietals are vegan friendly and made with minimal intervention. It’s low or no sulphur and where ever possible we go the extra and work with the land to biodynamic as well as organic principles.
  3. With vineyards owned or managed in the Hunter Valley, Orange and the Central Ranges in NSW we are able to showcase the very best of both warm and cool climate wines.



Organic, biodynamic, low preservative, vegan-friendly, natural wines. At Macquariedale Organic Wines we follow a passion for natural winemaking, specialising in converting small parcels of grapes into the most delicious natural wines available in Australia.

Macquariedale Organic Wines Values
  • Fair Trade
  • Environmentally
  • Toxin-Free
  • Vegan
  • Healthy Mind
    & Body
  • Australian

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