Determined to create 100% All Natural Wines, Cedric Millar - Castle Glen's Master Winemaker - oversees all of the growing and production methods personally. Using only the grapes grown in Castle Glen's own Vineyard, Cedric produces wine with personality and allows the character of the season determine the final outcome of our wine.
He does not tamper with the wine by adding preservatives, chemicals or enhancers - Cedric encourages the grapes to proclaim their own beauty to the world. He says, "A truly great wine is made only of grapes!" Castle Glen's grapes are not sprayed with harmful pesticides, nor are they fed with artificial fertilizers. Our healthy, well-established grape vines are carefully tended, preened and pruned, well-fed and nourished using the best natural traditional methods available - and this alone ensures a bountiful harvest. At harvest time, all of our grapes are hand-picked.
Cedric says, "It is my personal mission to ensure Castle Glen Australia produces the best quality products for the best possible price. I don't want to create products with chemicals and preservatives that can make you sick. It is my aim for our customers to be able to drink as much of our products as they like without any nasty side-effects."
Cedric invites you to come and visit to try some of his amazing creations at Castle Glen.
Castle Glen has always been environmentally conscious - developing and running a vineyard with organic practices - minimizing the risk to ourselves, our customers and the environment Castle Glen has always worked on ways to eliminate the nasty chemicals found in vineyards and preservatives in wine products today, as well as minimizing our footprint on the environment.
With renewed vigor and cashing in, well who doesn't want to be financially responsible, on the government's incentives to reduce carbon and reduce direct costs of manufacture, Castle Glen's efforts to tackle pollution are paying off. That's not to say that our delicious array of products aren't still as fabulous and tasty as ever, but we are leading the world along with a number of brew houses in Australia in cutting our pollution.
The project has already reduced Castle Glen's carbon emissions intensity by 87% and savings expectations are over $15,000 in electricity bills per year
Castle Glen seized the opportunity to go greener running a manufacturing facility, warehouse, cellar door and vineyard using the power of the sun and wind. We always knew that we could make significant savings. Receiving an AusIndustry Grant to build a 21.1kW solar panel system was just common sense.
Castle Glen engaged the services of Aesco a leading Australian Energy Services Company who analysed electricity usage, recommended a comprehensive solar, wind and lighting solution.
It was an economic decision first and foremost, and enables us to continue to be as environmentally conscious as we can. We've definitely seen some significant cost savings in the few months that we've had the solar system implemented. We have a vineyard that takes care to have as small an impact on the climate as possible, of course, but principally this decision was about cost savings and electricity savings. And on both counts, it's worked.
Castle Glen has always looked at ways to lower its environmental impact and with the help of Aesco the opportunity to go even greener came with the Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program offering grants.
This is our story of how our environmentally conscious practices, along with the Australian government putting a price on pollution is working for Castle Glen. It isn't always glamorous, but by making changes in lighting, improving equipment, installing solar panels and a wind turbine (coming this year), all with the support of grants that are made possible by Australia's price on pollution, our line-up of products are getting even better. All Castle Glen customers can drink with a clean green conscious - making a difference to our planet with every sip!
Our Heritage, Our History
The Millar Family originates from areas in England, Scotland and Ireland. The first people to use the name Millar were a family who live in the Scottish/English Borderlands.
In 13th Century Britain after the death by poisoning of a prominent Courtier, King Alexander III held an inquest and established that the King's miller had an important position of trust. The food or drink of important people, especially Royalty was to only be entrusted to those who were truly loyal. The King's miller, his baker and his brewer were trusted Courtiers and often gifted with extensive lands to ensure their loyalty.
The Millar Family
A Heritage of Loyal Service to Royalty
CASTLE GLEN PRODUCTS FIT FOR A KING!