Flying Fish Winery is one of the few places where you can make vegan wines and ciders.
Vegan wine is less common than you think….
Did you know, many commercial wineries and u-brews use animal derived fining agents to clear your wines?
These agents are used to remove the proteins, yeasts and other molecules that give young wines their hazy and cloudy appearances. Some of the fining agents are:
- Chitin (from shrimp and other crustacean shells)
- Isinglass (fish bladder protein)
- Gelatin (proteins from boiled animal parts)
- Fish Oil
- Egg Albumen (egg whites)
- Casein (a milk protein)
- Blood and bone marrow
Some may argue that these agents are filtered out at the filtering stages, however, sometimes, there may be residue left behind. Vegans should not have to consume anything that has had used and discarded animal products to make it. The scary part is commercial winemakers rarely list their ingredients and the industry is exempt from the labeling requirements seen with other food products.
Now that you know… What can you do?
As a vegan wine consumer you have 2 choices:
First choice, you can be diligent in researching every glass of wine you consume….. A huge pain in the derriere and buying single bottles of vegan wine can get really expensive, not to mention, the carbon footprint you are leaving by importing bottles of wine from around the world!
Second choice, make your wine with us at Flying Fish Winery! It’s way more fun than researching, and everyone loves a new hobby! Not to mention, it’s cost effective and better for the environment, low carbon footprint and you get to reuse your bottles!
What makes us different than the other guys?
We make wine the way nature intended…. CLEAN & SIMPLE. We do not use fining agents!
Here at Flying Fish Winey we have large walk in temperature controlled coolers. Your wines are cold stabilized in our large walk in coolers where they hang out at a cool 2-4 degrees celsius for a couple of weeks mellowing out the sharp acidic tones that you find in a lot of craft wines and that’s also when they naturally drop their sediment. NO CHEMICALS NEEDED….
Not only do our products taste better… they are also better for you!
Come on in and check us out!