Vola Sangiovese is Vegan Friendly

by Trader Joe's Wine
Address: USA
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Email: wcr001@traderjoes.com
URL: www.traderjoes.com
Checked by: Tiffany
Double checked by: Brett, Emily, Jean, Michael, Rifka, Jennifer, Suzie, Susan, Spencer, Betsy, Michael, Eric
Added: over 2 years ago

Note from Eric (July 2014):
"Albero Tempranillo (Spain) is marked 'Vegan' on the back label. (As is Albero Rose.) Apparently it is only sold in the U.S. at Trader Joe's. I've been buying the 2012 and 2013 and they are also labeled vegan."

Company email (May 2014): re: Espiral Vinho Verde Wine
"The must is clarified through cold centrifuge. The yeast used for this wine is a proprietary strain. Unfortunately the information on composition is not available, since we have other wines made at the winery we cannot guarantee that this wine has not come into contact with animal products. For example the plants that process peanuts are bad for people that have food allergies. Then perhaps it’s not best for you to consume this product."

Company email (May 2014):
"We are pleased to let you know that all of our Charles Shaw wines are, in fact, vegan!"

Company email (January 2014): re: Trader Joe's Babble Red Wine
"In response, there are no animal derived ingredients, fining agents or sources used in the processing/production of this product. Therefore, it would indeed be suitable for our vegan customers."

Company email (June 2013): [regarding Trader Joe's Petite Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley]
"Unfortunately, this is not a vegan wine, as animal-based fining agents are used."

Company email (June 2013): [regarding Trader Joe's Reserve Chardonnay Napa Valley 2012]
"To answer your question, this wine is vegan - no animal products are used in its processing."

Company email (March 2013):
"The Honey Moon Viognier is produced at one winery location only. Currently our 2012 vintage Honey Moon Viognier does not contain any animal products; however, we have used ingredients such as gelatin, milk, and isinglass in the production of previous vintages. Winemaking reserves the right to add any of these ingredients during the processing to maintain style and quality throughout the year."

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 (April 2012):
"To answer your question, all of our Vola wines are, indeed, vegan, as no animal ingredients are used and no fining agents are used either. All of our wines under our label are manufactured by a single supplier, so we do not allow any sub-licensing of our products."

Company email, December 2011:
"No animal products are used in the Found Object Carmenere. When there is no fining agent, there is no chance of an animal by product."

Company email about Green Barn Wines, Aug 28 2011:
"These wines are not considered vegan, as they
are processed with benito, which is animal based. These wine are not produced or licensed by any other winery or bottler."

Company Email (info@broncowine.com) about Green Fin which is sold at Trader Joe's. Also see: Bronco Wines

"I am the winemaker for Green Fin. After reviewing your questions, I can insure you that Green Fin is vegan friendly, no animal products were used. Further, to my knowledge Green Fin is not sub-licensed. Let me know if you have any further questions."

Company email: April 2010
"Thank you for your email. Below you will find a list of Vegan Friendly wines.

Brand Types
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 Dubeou All are vegan
Kendall Jackson Whites are vegan
Rosenblum Cellars All are vegan"

Company email: Feb 2011
"Our Trader Joe's Charles Shaw Red Wine varieties are Vegan. The white wine variety are occasionally processed with gelatin."

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