About This Vineyard
Organic One Wines was established in 1970 in Jerilderie along the Billabong Creek, some 600km south west of Sydney in New South Wales, Vines were planted on virgin soil by Jure and Eva Bonic, who sought the ideal land to create high quality wine, choosing natural organic farming for higher quality grapes over popular chemical methods. Jure paid a premium for the 341 acre site and planted it to Chardonnay and Shiraz vines totalling 280ac in area, and a smaller planting of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Today, Jure and Eva’s sons, Frank and John, manage the A-grade, dual-certified organic and biodynamic property as vigneron and development engineer, respectively. The biodiversity focus of the Bonic’s viticulture practice involves a respect for, and a desire to work in harmony with the environment. Organic wine making requires more knowledge of the vineyard and its function, and viticulturists need to be more connected with the plants, soil and environment. Our organically-grown grapes have higher levels of phytonutrients, higher protein levels and increased antioxidants,’ Frank said.