Kim Crawford Wine is Not Vegan Friendly

by Kim Crawford Wines
Address: P O Box 471, Kumeu 0841 / 45 Station Road
Huapai, Auckland
New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 412 6666
Fax: +64 9 412 7124
Checked by: Kim
Double checked by: Dru, Christine, Marianne
Added: almost 8 years ago
Double Checked: 5 months ago

Company email (February 2019)
"Due to the agricultural nature of wines our wine compositions and ingredient additions will change as each vintage year presents us with different challenges that we have to adapt to. Generally, we do not use animal products in our wines, however, we do not submit our products for any classification under the 'vegetarian' or 'vegan' title."

Company email (April 2013):
"Fining agents are used on a lot-by-lot basis to optimize the quality. Some fining agents contain proteinaceous materials. Proteinaceous fining agents are used to react with color and/or tannin molecules to make them removable by subsequent filtration. Both the fining agent, the color and/or tannin it reacts with are removed by the filtration process.

All of our fining agents are government approved. One of our standard fining agents contains Micronized potassium casseinate [casein is milk protein], food grade gelatin, egg albumin and other food grade components."

Company email (September 2011):
"We do not offer a vegan range."

Company email (May 2011):
"We do use some animal ingredients."