Feravina, Australia’s first health-driven online wine business, is now open. Sold in 6 and 12 packs of red, white and mixed wines, all their wines are:
- Organically or biodynamically farmed without harmful chemicals
- Keto-friendly (less than 0.5g net carbs per glass)
- Low in sulphites
- Capped in alcohol (less than 13.5%)
- Wild fermented, with no added commercial yeast
- Unadulterated, with no industrial additives
Feravina was inspired by a conversation between founder and sommelier Mike Rapajic (formerly of Firedoor, NOMAD, and Icebergs in Sydney, and Semilla in Paris) and his partner (and nutritional therapist) Melissa Smith. They pondered “If there were criteria for healthier ‘better for you’ wines that tasted amazing, what would they be?”. From there, Mike researched what health-conscious wine drinkers wanted and, combined with his wine knowledge, developed the criteria above.
As wines don’t have ingredient labels like food products, the public is unaware that wines can have more than 80 additives used in them. These include colour and flavour enhancers, acid control agents, and tannins to mask lower quality grapes, as well as packet yeasts and yeast nutrients, stabilisers, antiseptics, and fining agents. Many contain high levels of added sulphites as a preservative, which can dull the life and flavour in wine, and is often the cause of sensitivities and headaches.
The same problem exists for knowing the sugar content of wines, making it difficult for those who follow low-carb diets like the ketogenic diet. Feravina makes sure each wine in our portfolio is keto-friendly and essentially sugar-free, with less than 0.5g net carbs per glass. Feravina also selects wines that are vegan-friendly, unlike many commercial brands that can use animal products in the winemaking process.
In recent years, there has been growing interest in health and fitness, eating clean and organic, as well as ketogenic and other low-carb diets. This health-conscious demographic has been looking for healthier options when it comes to beverages as well. Despite this interest, there has been little available for them besides vodka-soda and non-alcoholic beer, wine and spirits, often unfortunately high in sugar and additives. Feravina offer these health-conscious drinkers the opportunity to enjoy wine as it’s meant to be while minimising its deleterious effects on their health.
If you want to enjoy your wine, knowing what’s in the bottle (and what isn’t), visit www.feravina.com.au
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