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Rosnay is an organic farm that was planned and created by the Statham family in 1995-1997, and which is now a part of Rivers Road Organic Farms, a unique model of cooperative organic farming using Community Title. Rosnay is certified by Organic Food Chain, which is a small, grassroots and farmer-owned certification company based in Toowoomba, QLD.
The vines and orchards have never been sprayed with harmful chemicals, a passion that began with Richard’s father Clive Statham. The family’s wine heritage begins on the other side of the family, with Florence’s french grandfather, Alberic Dulong de Rosnay, after whom the farm is named.
We farm organically because it is possible. We are convinced that chemicals should not be used to produce food. We are not convinced that simply fermenting grapes magically removes chemical residues. In fact, we believe that fermentation and digestion are metabolic processes that can alter the toxicity of chemicals, in ways which are poorly understood.
Rosnay was recognised as a pioneer in organic farming in 2012, when Sam Statham was awarded the Inaugural NSW Organic Pioneers Award.