Jackson Triggs Winery is NOT vegan friendly
|Address:||2145 Regional Road 55
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0
|Double checked by:||anonymous, Deborah|
|Added:||almost 5 years ago|
|Double Checked:||4 months ago|
Products by Jackson Triggs Winery:
Not Vegan Friendly
Not Vegan Friendly
Company email (January 2013):
[I checked with them yesterday (and this would be for both the Niagara Estates and the Unity wines, in fact all their vineyards) and it appears they cannot guarantee that ANY of their wines are vegan.]
Here was their response:
"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."
"From the receiving of the grapes all what we add on the product is: Tannins (they are extracted by the juice from the Oak) – natural Enzymes present on the skins of the grapes as well as yeasts for the fermentation.
As the juice is done fermenting we add some sulfur to protect by oxidations.
The wines age in tank or barrels with no further additions.
Just before bottling White wines are added with Bentonite (it’s a mineral from the “clay” family) to remove some proteins for stability – we don’t add this adjuvat to red wines as they do not have (generally speaking) this kind of instability.
The filter we use to clean up the wines is called CrossFlow Filter and uses Nitrile/Vinyl based polymers as physical screen for it’s cut-off."
Thank you for your inquiry. Our winemaker has just responded saying that we do not use any animal products/by-products in the production of our wines.