Villa Maria Estate Wine is Not Vegan Friendly

by Villa Maria Estate
Address: 118 Montgomerie Road,
Mangere, 2153
New Zealand
Phone: +64 (9) 255 0678
Checked by: Russell
Double checked by: Alex
Added: about 13 years ago
Double Checked: over 6 years ago

Company email (September 2017)
"Unfortunately Villa Maria do use animal products (milk, egg and fish) as fining agents to clarify wines. The fining agent(s) selected will vary with wine varietal – reds versus white wine. Milk (casein) and fish added to white wines; egg white to red wines. In addition to the fining agents we do use gelatine (from animal origins) as a processing aid to assist in wine settling in some of our wines."

Company email (circa 2011):
"Unfortunately in this case all our wines have some form of fining agent used in their preparation for bottling, be it egg whites for reds or isinglass or casein (a milk product) for whites. At this particular point in time, we do not produce any wines that are exempt from the above."