Why Non-GMO Wines?
At Natural Merchants we are all about verification in all aspects of production, and we wanted to be able to say with certainty that our wines are Non-GMO, so we took the extra step to become Non-GMO Project Verified. Only wines that go through this rigorous verification process can make that claim.
During the Non-GMO Project Verification process, we learned a great deal about every aspect of our winery partners' production. All Natural Merchants winery partners utilize only 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. Only Bentonite clay, a naturally occurring mineral, is used as a fining agent. The effervescence in our wines occurs naturally or is derived from natural sources. All preclude any possible contamination by GMOs and also make the wines vegan friendly.
We take pride in knowing that our wines are the only European wines that are not only produced according to the USDA National Organic Program standards, but are also Non-GMO Project Verified. We believe that consumers deserve to know what’s in their food, and in their wine glass in order to make informed choices about the food & beverages they purchase.