THE VEGAN WINE PROJECT
The Vegan Wine Project is a new venture of South Australian wine pioneers, Yalumba. Yalumba has been making wines in South Australia for more than 170 years. Our expertise and passion have grown in size and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian wine success story the envy of winemakers the world over.
15 years ago we began to consider our winemaking practices and the role that animal fining agents played. We won’t lie, the results quite quickly surprised us. The new wines’ flavour profiles were full, the texture created intrigue and they paired beautifully with food. As a whole, the wines had both important elements of complexity and approachability. The ethos worked with the direction we were hoping to achieve for the future. We knew we were onto something.
Using our years of knowledge we refined the wine to create something we could be proud of, but also implemented these techniques across the whole Yalumba collection. Today you’ll find all Yalumba wines since 2012 vintage are vegan. We wanted our conscious choices to span the entirety of our brand and show our customers that although this is a new philosophy, it doesn’t change our continuous strive for quality. We found that many of our customers didn’t notice the change in our range, and those that did spoke highly of the new ‘je ne sais quoi.’
With more and more understanding of sustainability and ethical treatment of the environment worldwide, we believed it was time to shine the light on this corner of the winemaking world. We won’t preach to you about your choices or shame you for enjoying what you’ve always loved, but through The Vegan Wine Project we hope to enlighten you with a new way to enjoy your favourite drop.
Environmental sustainability is close to our heart, and we know that the more people who make small changes, the bigger the impact. If making the switch with your wine is your way of making a difference, wine not?
The Vegan Wine Project is about being conscious of the choices you make, about what you put into your body and the impact you have on the world.