Natural wine delivery service Feravina aims to change the way people look at wine labels by disclosing nutritional information on each bottle.
According to Mike Rapajic, sommelier and owner of Feravina, most commercial wines only display the alcohol content on their labels, so people are unknowingly consuming sulphites, sugar and additives.
He also said that up to 80 additives and processing aids could be used during the winemaking process, including colour, flavour enhancers, acid control agents, tannins, packet yeasts and yeast nutrients, stabilisers, antiseptics and fining agents.
When Rapajic’s life collided with Melissa, a naturopath, now his partner, the sommelier set out on a mission to provide options for health conscious consumers who wanted to enjoy wine.
“All our suppliers are small-production, independent winemakers who care for the land; grapes are hand-picked and grown using regenerative farming practices,” said Rapajic.
“Not only does Feravina guarantee that every one of our wines has practically no sugar since they’re at least 99.7-per-cent sugar-free, but we display each wine’s sugar and alcohol content on our website, so our customers are well-informed.”
Feravina launched its national distribution and delivers wine from far-flung regions like France and Chile to local Australian favourites.