Vegan wines are simply wines made with no animal products. During the winemaking process, sediment is often removed from the wine by filtration and fining agents, some of which are made from casein, a protein found in milk. Winemakers can either choose to use plant-based fining agents, or not to at all, as is the case with some natural wines that take on an unusual cloudy appearance.
Wine Shop - Vegan wines - Lavradores de Feitoria
Lavradores de Feitoria is a fifteen producer co-operative in the Douro, based at the impressive Mateus palace. The growers are committed to sustainability in the vineyards, and balance, freshness and elegance in the glass. The winemaker here is Paulo Ruao, formerly of Ramos Pinto, with Dirk Niepoort acting as consultant