Castello Di Amorosa wine is Not Vegan Friendly

by Castello Di Amorosa
Address: 4045 North Saint Helena Highway
Calistoga, California, 94515
USA
Phone: (707) 942-8200
Fax: (707) 942-2103
Email: info@castellodiamorosa.com
URL: http://www.castellodiamorosa.com/
Checked by: Tara
Double checked by: Robin, Michele
Added: about 6 years ago
Double Checked: 3 months ago

Company email (September 2017)
"It is very hard for any winery to say if a particular wine is vegan (excluding creatures that may come in with the grapes from the vineyard) as there may only be one barrel in a lot that can contain a few to hundreds of barrels depending on the size of a winery’s production, that is treated with something that is an animal product or derivative. There may also be none treated, making that lot vegan. Unless a winery directly advertises that they are vegan, you cannot assume that any wine fully is vegan as it can be difficult for a winemaker to go back through their records of each wine from each year to see if even a single barrel had been treated, which would make a wine non-vegan by most standards." [So.... no?]

Company email (May 2017)
"From the research I have done, unfortunately it is safer to say that the Castello is not vegan- friendly."

Company email (July 2011):

"According to our winemaker, of all the fining products available from animal sources, we do often use very low levels of isinglass in our white/rose wines, we do on occasion use milk protein in the white/rose wines and only extremely limited use of gelatin in the reds."