Old Vine Candles is a unique concept, designed by us here at Mt. Eliza Candle Works. It comes from our love of wine and desire to produce products from re-purposed materials. By reusing discarded wine bottles we are aiming to be more resourceful with our environment.
Glass is one of the longest-lasting man-made materials. It is estimated that it takes 1 million years for a glass bottle to decompose in the environment! While recycling is great, unfortunately not all the glass in your recycling bin will actually be recycled leaving us with the shocking fact that there are hundreds of thousands of tonnes of glass sitting in stockpiles or being sent to landfill!
Reusing or repurposing glass is far less energy intensive than putting it through the recycling process and it also eliminates any risk of the product ending up in landfill. The wine bottles that we use to create our candles in are all collected from around the Mornington Peninsula, they are then, by hand, cut and edges carefully sanded, before being cleaned and filled for you. Because each wine bottle collected is unique, you may find each candle has slight variances due to its shape or colour, we just think this adds to the charm of your candle.
Our candles are all handmade using the highest quality fragrance oils available and professional grade soy wax, this allows our candles to burn longer and cleaner, with a longer lasting scent to perfume your home. You can expect only the highest quality product and attention to detail from Old Vine Candles.
We often get asked, “so what does wine smell like in a candle?” The easiest way to answer this is the next time you pick up your favourite bottle have a look at its back label or are in a wineary, bar or restaurant, take a look at their wine lists. Read the descriptions, and then this is where the inspiration for our candle scents come from.
Our candles are unique, and unlike any other candles you have had before.
We hope that you enjoy your candle as much as we have enjoyed making it for you.