Media Release

The winner of the inaugural Department of Primary Industries’ NSW Organic PioneersAward, Rosnay’s Sam Statham, appeared on the Alan Jones Show today detailing how supermarkets are squeezing food producers and farmers. Sam Statham, 37, and parents Richard and Florence—growers of organic winegrapes, olives and figs—began planting in the NSW Cowra wine region in 1997. As … Read more

Happy New Year from Rosnay, and reflections on 2010

We would like to wish all our friends and customers a happy, fruitful, and organic 2011.  Thanks for your support and appreciation of good food and wine, grown naturally and without chemicals. As we say goodbye to 2010 we’d like to mention a few of the highlights of the year that passed so quickly for … Read more

Spring 2010 Weather Report from Rosnay

“Water is the essence of life” D Mann, 1990This was the in joke in our geography class 20 years ago. Well now after the worst drought in living memory, there is no more humour in this statement – just stark reality. Here at Rosnay we have seen the vines go through some difficult teenage years. … Read more

Great video of Richard back in 1999 talking about Rosnay

Time has flown by since this was made by Mark Shea from on his organic farming video making tour with Don MacFarlane. It was back in 1999, and the grass is longer than it has been for a long time now. I hope we have a good spring like that this year. I will … Read more

Newsletter Winter 2009

2009 VINTAGE REPORTThe season began quite normally, or seemed normal, as we start to call the drought “normal”! The 2008 winter was once again dry, but we ended up with pretty decent spring rain giving shallow soil moisture to help the vines and olives shoot away in the spring. The 21st of October 2008 was … Read more

Newsletter Vintage 2009

IT IS MORE SUSTAINABLE!Finally the intelligentzia is seeing the light. In October 2008, the United Nations (UNCTAD) published a report on “Organic agriculture and food security in Africa” and concluded that “organic agriculture can be more conducive to food security in Africa than most conventional production systems, and it is more likely to be sustainable … Read more

Newsletter Vintage 2008

2008 VINTAGE REPORTThis years vintage was tough, coming after a very pleasant summer, with good November rains helping the vines to put on healthy canopies. In January things got tough with rain followed by heatwave, followed by more rain and extended cloudy weather. The vine canopies suffered and fungal pressure wa s high. By March … Read more

Newsletter Winter 2007

For another year, our eyes have searched the horizon for rain, and we talk of millimetres like we used to talk about inches. Whilst the 2005 spring brought lucky November rains, 2006 was not so generous. Vignerons now watch their vines stunted from over three years on virtually irrigation alone, a life support system which … Read more

Newsletter Spring 2006

A very quick newsletter, for all of valued customers and supporters, as this is our last chance to write to you before Spring, when not only are the vines growing, but the social calendar is hotting up. We invite you to join us at some of the venues where you can experience the unique taste … Read more

Newsletter Winter 2006

2006 Vintage NotesWhat a strange year it has been! Light winter rains, hardly enough to grow a bulky crop of oats, were followed by a very wet Spring, with the soil fully recharged and house tanks filled by the end of November. We had no frost this year, but hail caused considerable damage in the … Read more

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