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What are vegan-friendly wines?

SubRosa produces vegan-friendly wine – but what does that mean?

Vegan or vegan-friendly wine is made without animal products.

You may wonder how or why animal products are used in the fermentation of grapes?

Winemakers can use a processing aid like bentonite (clay), egg whites, casein (a protein found in milk) or isinglass (a fish derived product), to remove tiny particles of sediment in a wine that cannot be removed by filtration. This process will give the wine a distinct clarity and is called fining.

Adam Louder, SubRosa winemaker, starts the winemaking process with some of the best quality grapes in the region. He nurses the grapes through fermentation with aim of producing the highest quality wines from the Grampians and Pyrenees.

Adam will only fine a wine if it will improve and enhance its quality. He uses bentonite (clay) to fine SubRosa’s Viognier and Rosé, if he didn’t the wine could lose its clarity, or look hazy in your glass!

Raise a glass of vegan-friendly SubRosa wine today – happy world vegan day!