Did you know that Ampersand wines have a range of award-winning vegan wines available for Irish retailers and consumers? In fact, five wines from our vegan selection have won awards at the Gold Star Irish Wine Show awards over the past few years. These wineries have used no animal products throughout the entire winemaking process and are very conscious of their role in the preservation of the environment and its resources.
Da Vero Wines
The Da Vero wines ('davvero' meaning ‘really’ or ‘naturally’ in Italian) are Sicily’s largest planters of organic vines. Da Vero Vino Rosso Biologico also won a Gold star at the recent Irish Wines Show and the accompanying white wine, Da Vero Vino Bianco was awarded a Bronze. This range of wines is becoming extremely popular with the trade and more importantly with consumers as it is Organic, Vegan and Vegetarian and priced at the magic price point of €9.99.
The La Granja range of wines from Ampersand are also vegan and pair perfectly with a wide range of vegan dishes. La Granja is the Spanish name for “The Farm” and has fun and bright colourful packaging highlighting different animals that will brighten your day from the moment you see them. Originally, the brand was created to entertain consumers and to bring happiness to the world of wine, but it is now a belief that their brand can expand on this happiness and bring some happiness to the wider world where necessary.
La Granja believes that the environment plays a key role in the production of its wines, therefore La Granja wants to contribute towards a sustainable environment. La Granja is also mindful towards all the social and environmental related decisions they must make. In collaboration with Farm Sanctuary, La Granja also adopts rescued farm animals to contribute towards the improvement of animal welfare.
Ampersand’s collection of wines of from the iconic Rioja Vega winery are all vegan. Rioja Vega Crianza won the title of Best Old-World Red Wine Under €15 at the most recent Irish Wine Show awards and the Semi-Crianza was also awarded a Gold Star and category winner of Best Old-World Red Wine Under €10 a couple of years previously.
Rioja Vega recognises their estate depends and nourishes from the environment, thus having an inevitable impact on it. Therefore, they defend other important values such as human rights, honesty, development, solidarity, integrity and transparency and have carried out several projects relating to social growth, through their co-operation with NGO’s such as Intermon Oxfam and the conservation and preservation of the environment, thanks to a sustainable exploitation of resources.
Ampersand are continually looking to expand our vegan wine portfolio for this growing consumer segment and market trend within the Irish food and wine industry.
If you would like to stock these wines or would like more information on where you can purchase Ampersand’s vegan collection of wines please contact the sales line on 01 4130150 or get in touch via the link below.