(April 13, 2017) April is Earth Month, and April 22 is Earth Day! What better way to honor the Earth than to celebrate with Non-GMO Project Verified wines that are made with grapes grown in harmony with nature, respecting the delicate ecosystem around us. All of our organic wine partners use organic or Biodynamic agricultural and production processes that don’t pollute the air, the water or the soil. All wines are made with 100% organically grown grapes and many are USDA Certified organic with no sulfites added.
We have also gone the extra mile to have each of our wines Non-GMO Project verified. Only wines that go through this rigorous verification process can make that claim. During the Verification process, we learned a great deal about every aspect of our winery partners’ production. For example, many of our winery partners use indigenous “wild” yeast fermentations in their wines, and do not “inoculate” the wines with the addition of yeast during production. Indigenous yeast fermentation starts by itself when wild yeast strains – originating in the vineyard – start fermenting. Others cultivate and utilize local organic yeast strains. Only naturally produced, vegetarian fining agents, such as Bentonite clay and pea protein, are used by all wineries. Both preclude any possible contamination by some of these common GMO sources.
Take the Non-GMO Challenge – Pledge to Drink Non-GMO Project Verified Wines!
“The Non-GMO Challenge is a month-long celebration that gives shoppers, brands, and retailers the opportunity to make meaningful non-GMO commitments. First launched in 2012, the Challenge serves as a powerful way to support a safer and more transparent food system while celebrating Earth Month in April. Take a photo or video sharing your non-GMO commitment and submit it to complete your entry for a chance to win a DreamBox! Use our pledge templates or create your own!”
Learn more about Non-GMO wines at nongmowines.com and look for the butterfly on shelf tags or neck tags. You can purchase our Non-GMO Project Verified wines at Whole Foods Market and other fine retailers nationwide. Share your favorite wine and Non-GMO meal pairing on your social media pages using the hashtags #NonGMOChallenge, #NonGMOProject, #GoNonGMO and #LookfortheButterfly.
Author: Lisa Bell