Rosnay

Rosnay – The Organic Pioneers

Richard, Florence and Sam Statham planted the Cowra Wine Region’s first organic vineyard in 1997, and were among the first to grow organic vines in NSW. After a painstaking year of site selection and soil testing, the former wool producers took the bold step of establishing their vineyard organically from before planting. They carted in truckloads of compost and straw mulch and painstakingly hand weeded their new vines, whereas most of today’s organic vineyards were initially set up using herbicides. They also created a unique organic farming community scheme, of which they and 7 other families are now part. 

In recognition of their work, the Stathams were awarded the inaugural NSW Organic Pioneers’ Award by the NSW Government in 2012. They also won the NSW Landcare Award in 2015, and the Winestate Organic Wine of the Year award in 2016. But their story really begins in the early 1900's in a vineyard in Beaujolais France owned by Florence's grandfather, Alberic Dulong de Rosnay after whom the farm is named. Florence migrated to Australia in the 1970's to marry Richard Statham. Richards father Clive was also a pioneer of organic gardening and his enthusiasm for natural growing rubbed off onto Richard and then onto Richard and Florence’s own children.

The family’s business itself grew organically, from small beginnings selling grapes to organic wineries such as Botobolar and Cassegrain, and the earliest Rosnay wines being made as “contra” deals with those wineries. They planted olives and figs, and later they made larger batches of wine using contract winemaking from neighbouring wineries, and in 2014 they made their first “Garage” wines on site. In 2018 they built a dedicated strawbale winery on the property, with a new focus on hand picked grapes, small (half tonne) open red ferments, hand plunging, using wild yeast, minimal filtration and gentle gravity transfers. Look out for their new “natural” skin contact wine and preservative free wines in particular.

Visitors are welcome, with the old farm house now being offered as a genuine, down-to-earth Farmstay experience, and with a function menu being offered for groups at the winery and cellar door.



  • Vegan Suitable
  • No Added Preservative
  • Certified Organic
Rosnay Garage Wine No. 18 Bon Bon Vermentino 2022

The organically grown vermentino has a delicious punchy sweetness and a zingy and savoury acidity to match. No sulfites,...

$26.23 in a straight 12 or $29.99 each

  • Vegan Suitable
  • No Added Preservative
  • Certified Organic
Rosnay Freedom Preservative Free Rose 2023

A south of France colour, with aromas full of strawberry, pink rose petal, spicy bergamot, and Anzac biscuits baking. Th...

$19.68 in a straight 12 or $22.70 each

9% OFF
  • Vegan Suitable
  • No Added Preservative
  • Certified Organic
Rosnay Freedom Preservative Grenache 2023

This Grenache has pale ruby colour, clean aroma, fine tannin, and bright fruit reminiscent of fresh morello cherry. It w...

$21.56 in a straight 12 or $24.80 each

  • Vegan Suitable
  • No Added Preservative
  • Certified Organic
Rosnay Garage Wine No. 15 Petillant Naturel 2022

Not champagne, not prosecco, not cider, but with elements of each, this wine is bottle fermented without the addition of...

$30.69 in a straight 12 or $34.90 each

  • Vegan Suitable
  • No Added Preservative
  • Certified Organic
Rosnay Garage Wine No. 16 Petillant Naturel Rose 2022

Peachy pink in colour, this natural wine opens with a lovely frothy pop and a slight burnt match aroma, then hits the li...

$30.69 in a straight 12 or $35.20 each

  • Vegan Suitable
  • No Added Preservative
  • Certified Organic
Rosnay Freedom Preservative Free Chardonnay 2022

A classic Cowra ripe medium bodied Chardonnay. Citrus, melon and cut straw on the nose. The palate has a nice soft textu...

$20.67 in a straight 12 or $23.80 each

  • Vegan Suitable
  • No Added Preservative
  • Certified Organic
Rosnay Freedom Preservative Free GSM 2022

A classic medium bodied blend, vibrant crimson in colour, with a sweet nose and flavours of cherry and dark plum with ro...

$19.68 in a straight 12 or $22.70 each

9% OFF
  • Vegan Suitable
  • No Added Preservative
  • Certified Organic
Rosnay Freedom Preservative Free Mourvedre 2023

How exciting, a straight Preservative free Mourvedre. Vibrant crimson in colour, with a sweet earthy nose and flavours o...

$19.68 in a straight 12 or $22.70 each

9% OFF
  • Vegan Suitable
  • No Added Preservative
  • Certified Organic
Rosnay Freedom Preservative Free Shiraz 2022

This is rich wine with a lots of red juicy fruit character, cherries and plums with hints of liquorice and a savoury mea...

$20.67 in a straight 12 or $23.80 each

  • Vegan Suitable
  • No Added Preservative
  • Certified Organic
Rosnay Garage Wine No. 17 Skin Contact White 2022

This is a crisp, low-alcohol, phenolic white blend of early picked Chardonnay fermented on skins in the “egg” (ceramic t...

$25.25 in a straight 12 or $28.99 each

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Organic
Rosnay Garage Wine No. 7 Syrah 2017

The wine is light to medium bodied, with fine tannins and rustic, earthy structure overlaid with savoury fruit flavours ...

$25.25 in a straight 12 or $28.99 each

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Organic
Rosnay Sparkling Vintage Chardonnay 2019

Early harvested Chardonnay with delicate fruity aromas, green apple and lime dry palate with plenty of natural acidity m...

$21.66 in a straight 12 or $24.99 each

11% OFF