Fetzer Reds is Not Vegan Friendly

by Fetzer Vineyards
Address: Hopland
Mendocino Co., CA
Email: http://www.fetzer.com/contact.aspx
URL: http://www.fetzer.com
Checked by: JD
Double checked by: Meg, Jaylyn, Suzie
Added: about 4 years ago
Double Checked: almost 2 years ago

Company email (December 2012):
"In response, while we do offer our various product lists, some products in our stores and the selections offered may actually vary somewhat by state and region. The primary reason for this is that we also attempt to source products locally whenever we can, as we also do not ship our products over really long distances. Our lists are also not all-inclusive, and are offered moreso as a guideline of possible product selections.

In response, to your inquiry regarding our possible vegan wine options, we are enclosing a list of possible vegan wine selections below:

Bonterra-Whites are vegan
Castle Rock-All are vegan
Charles Shaw-Reds are vegan *occasionally gelatin is used in the whites' refining processes, but that it is removed from the end product
Cline Cellars-All are vegan
Fetzer-Whites are vegan
Georges Dubeouf-All are vegan
Kendall Jackson-Whites are vegan
Rosenblum Cellars-All are vegan"

Company email: July 2010 & Oct 2010
"We use a "tannin fining" process for our red wines in which egg whites are added to aid in removing unwanted tannins. This process was discovered ages ago to be an effective way to improve the flavor of red wines by limiting the astringency caused by the tannins. The egg whites settle to the bottom and are then filtered out. No residue of the egg whites remains in the wine.

For our white wines, we use a "protein fining"' or "clarification" process using Bentonite, a naturally occurring form of clay, to remove the "haze" of proteins present in the wine. Again, filtering leaves no residue remaining in the wine.

Both of these fining practices are standard in the wine industry globally. The bottom line: red wines use animal by-products, white wines don't."

Company email:
"We use organic egg whites in the fining process of our red wines. However, our white wines are free of any animal products and are vegan friendly. "

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