Australia’s wine consumers are presented with very few opportunities to purchase or even sample ‘bio-dynamic’ wines produced from an Grade A Bio-Dynamic farm.
Rob and Pauline Bryans are farmers at Avonmore near Elmore just north of Bendigo. After many years producing sheep and cattle grown under bio-dynamic farming methods which have always been keenly sought by butchers, the Bryans have turned their hands to viticulture and wine making.
In 1996 they planted 2.4 hectares of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon vines and have added further smaller blocks of Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Viognier. Rob & Pauline finished planting in the year 2000 with the vineyard now being 8Ha.