Heritage

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.

The birth of something new

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.

Years of knowledge

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.’