ViNO Wine is Vegan Friendly
|by Charles Smith Wines|
|Address:||35 South Spokane Street Street
Walla Walla, WA
|Double checked by:||Robert, Amanda, Sarah, Becky|
|Added:||about 2 years ago|
Company email (April 2014): re: Kung Fu Girl Riesling
"We do not intentionally produce our wines to be "vegan" and we will utilized the most state of the art production techniques as required by any given vintage. That being said, you should continue to check regarding each wine and each vintage.
Both the 2012 and 2013 Kung Fu Girl Rieslings ARE vegan - no animal products. We DO NOT manufacture in any other location ever."
Company email (August 2013): [asked specifically about all lines of wines from Charles Smith Wines: Secco Italian Bubbles, ViNO, K Vintner and Charles & Charles]
"Although we not not produce our wines specifically to be vegan-friendly (we focus rather on the most up to date technical practices available), the current vintages use only bentonite as a fining agent. Most people consider this clay as vegan friendly as it is predominently volcanic ash. However, some people may consider that as a result of a volcanic eruption and the molten lava rivers, there could potentially be bone from animals that were in the path of the molten lava...."
Company email (August 2013): [regarding Secco Italian Bubbles]
"The only fining agent used is Bentonite."
Company email: [regarding K Vintner wines]
"Thank you for your interest in our wines. Although we do not "as a practice" include any animal products in our wines, that is not to say that we absolutely would not use egg white finings if a particular wine warranted it as that is a part of our winemaking technique that just MIGHT take place. We do keep very specific and accurate records of each wine so I would be able
to tell you specifically for a particular wine if you were interested in such."
Company email (yes, all uppercase): [regarding Charles Smith wines]
"WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE THAT OUR WINES ARE VEGAN-FRIENDLY DUE TO THE MOST ADVANCED WINEMAKING TECHNIQUES THAT WE ENGAGE."
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