Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Comedy under the Stars this October 6

Join us for a raucus night of Flickerfest comedy flicks, organic curry and Rosnay wine on Richard and Florence's lawn at the Rosnay vineyard this Saturday 6 October.

The films are Flickerfest's selection of the very finest comedy flicks from this year's 21st Anniversary Festival. Flickerfest is Australia's pre-eminent short film festival and Rosnay has been the wine sponsor of the festival for the last 3 years.

We love the passion of the festival's director for connecting fine film with local communities, including Canowindra.

The night kicks off with gates opening at 5.30pm, Wooly's famous home grown organic curry at 6.00pm, and the films beginning at 7.00pm. If you are keen for the curry, just make sure you RSVP to us by 3 October, by calling 1300 767629 or 02 63443215, or emailing

To make things simple, tickets are all at the gate. The cost is $35 for films and curry, or $20 for just the films. Kids are half price. No BYO - we are a vineyard!

This is a Fair Weather event. If unsure about the weather, please just give us a call on the day for the latest.

Rosnay Sponsors Mullumbimby Music Festival

We are thrilled to have been appointed the wine sponsor and official wine for the Mullumbimby Music Festival, 22-25 November 2012. The Mullum Music Festival is a fantastic, grassroots and community based music festival taking place in the delightful Byron Bay hinterland town of Mullumbimby.
Sam and Simone Statham, family and friends are looking forward to being part of the action with a Rosnay tasting table at the Civic Hall. As part of the sponsorship Rosnay has obtained limited free festival tickets, which will be drawn through the many small independent liquor outlets that stock Rosnay wine in the Northern Rivers region.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Rosnay Results for the 2012 Cowra National Wine Show

  • 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon. Also winner of the Greg Johnson Award for the ‘Best Local Red Wine of the Show’
  • 2011 Vintage Chardonnay (sparkling)
  • 2012 Freedom Mourvedre
  • 2008 Shiraz
  • 2009 Shiraz
  • 2006 Shiraz
  • 2008 Triple Blend

Monday, 23 July 2012

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 small growers in Australia's highly competitive wine industry, they have been fortunate to have a special point of difference, certified organic, which appeals to a growing number of buyers at independent wine shops. However, as explained by Sam, it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain sales in the face of the expansion of supermarket liquor retailing.

Small- and medium-sized producers have fewer independent outlets to sell wine through, says Sam, citing the recent purchase of Balmain Village Cellars by Woolworths.
"BVC was a classic locally owned and managed wine outlet that supported small producers. As one of our best outlets in Sydney, we are sad to see it go, as its now harder than ever to get shelf space in the remaining small pub bottle shops in the area.”

On his last tour to the Northern Rivers of NSW, where most Rosnay wine is sold, Sam found widespread concern among his customers at the rate of expansion of the supermarket liquor outlets. He was told supermarkets have offered beer at a loss in order to gain market share, or at least below what the independent outlets pay wholesale for the same products.
"If the independent outlets all get bought by the chains, small producers—the bulk of Australia's producers—will not be retailed, unless they can get into the supermarkets. However, most farmers know that even if you are big, you will eventually be squeezed to breaking point. I remember one of my neighbours selling their vegetable farm after struggling to survive as supermarket growers, and it was then that I vowed to never go down that path, if we had the choice.
"Even large organic wineries are acting as early product developers, finding themselves bypassed without notice as the supermarket decided to buy grapes direct and make the wine themselves for their own brand labels.

Sam has started a blog called as a listing of wineries that are not in the chains, and as a forum for the independent retailers to share their views.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Rosnay Results for the 2012 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards


  • Rosnay 2009 Shiraz


  • Rosnay 2008 Triple Blend
  • Rosnay 2011 Triple Blend
  • Rosnay 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Rosnay 2012 "Freedom" Mourvedre
Also in the show from the Cowra region were Swinging Bridge and Windowrie, both picking up several medals. 

Winewise is a consumer wine guide focused on small producers. 

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Come and see us at SUSTAIN!

We are excited to announce that we have got a stand booked at the Sustain Expo in Sydney!

Come and try our new "Freedom" preservative free wine, our figs, olives, oil and of course plenty of our back vintage and current release wines!

  • Trade Day: 20 July 
  • Public Days: 21 and 22 July 

If you are coming make sure you contact us to get a free ticket!!!

Saturday, 23 June 2012

My Favourite Organic Wines

By Sam Statham
If you have had Rosnay, hopefully you are "converted" to an organic wine drinker! You may be interested in my personal directory of my favourite organic wineries which we have done business with, visited, or at least tasted and met through industry networking... With the supermarkets taking over the trade around the country (including most recently our best and oldest outlet in Sydney, Balmain Village Cellars), its the time to support the organic wineries. 

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Freedom at Last! Organic And Preservative Free Wine

At last, its here.

After many years of hesitation, we have bitten the bullet and produced an organic AND preservative free red wine.

This is what the back label says:

Mourvèdre is a late ripening Spanish red wine grape widely grown in the south of France. It is resistant to drought and disease, and makes a soft and rustic wine, ideal with earthy flavours of root vegetables, mushrooms, grilled meats, game and duck. This wine is grown chemical-free and vinified without added preservatives. Enjoy now.

The original label painting by Florence Statham is of the  Ibis who are wonderful and  frequent visitors to Rosnay.