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Address: PO Box 236
Pacific City, OR, 97135
USA
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URL: http://www.basketcasewine.com/
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Added: almost 5 years ago

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"It's interesting that you send this note, and I very much appreciate your effort. It was just a few weeks ago that I got accosted at the farmers market by a few folks who couldn't believe that we would even consider making a wine that wasn't vegan. It was very disheartening since we are trying very hard to move as many of our products towards sustainable and organic farming practices as possible. We've even got to the point where all but one of the wines we completely make ourselves are from organic grapes. So, your note was quite refreshing. I am in the process of going back and looking through all our winemaking notes. I'm not sure how familiar you are with our wines, but we have four labels: Stumbling Block, Shy Chenin, Reversal, and Basket Case. The Basket Case brand is a combination of wine that we produce ourselves as well as wine we have contract made for us by other wineries. Though we are pretty involved in that wine making as well, I'm not comfortable telling you that they are Vegan-chances are they are not. As for the other three labels-Shy Chenin, Stumbling Block, and Reversal, we make all those wines and I am 90% sure they are Vegan. I am only hesitating until I get all of the records for all of the lots in front of me at one time. As a general rule, we try very hard not to add animal products, not because we are necessarily against it (although there is so much interest we are planning on making our wines 'Vegan' just because we can) but because our style of winemaking is to be as minimal as possible. To my knowledge we have not done any fining with animal products, but let me get back to you on that. Just out of curiosity, what do you as a vegan think of PVPP? It's basically a plastic that is used sort of like a fining agent. I would think it would be considered Vegan, but I'm not that big a fan of sticking micro-petroleum particles into my wine. Funny, huh? Technically it would be Vegan, but certainly not organic!"