Vegan and organic wine just went mainstream
The Veo Wines range is vegan, organic and bursting with flavour from grape seed to bottle
You can now order a beautiful range of environmentally friendly vegan and organic wines delivered to your door, but did you know that not all wines were created equal?
Some wines contain the animal derivatives, isinglass and gelatine – which are used in the fining process to help make the wine clear and smooth – therefore, lots of wines are not vegan.
Finding wines free from animal products, that taste great and are environmentally friendly, can be difficult, especially if you’re looking for variety. Enter: Veo Wines, who source their vegan and organic wines exclusively from smaller producers and skilled winemakers worldwide.
The wines Veo Wines sell have virtually no additives. There’s nothing added to stimulate the aroma, texture, colour or flavour of the wine, and you won’t find them on supermarket shelves. Unlike lots of other wine vendors – who sell vegan and organic wines alongside their traditional offering – every sip of Veo Wine is free from animal products and was organically produced. There’s absolutely no pouring over ingredients labels required.
‘We Understand Vegan Wine Struggles’
The company was the brainchild of Matt Buckley, Matthew Smith and Sarah Gate, who spent over a year making sure their offering was bringing something new to UK wine-drinkers.
“We understand the struggles vegans face when they want to buy wine,” says Matt Buckley, founder of Veo Wines.
“Because winemakers are not obligated to display their ingredients on their bottles, it can make finding wine difficult for people who are vegan or plant-based, and it’s important we return to more traditional winemaking practices for the sake of the environment.”
“We also think organic wines have a richer flavour,” Matthew adds.
“We created Veo Wines for people who want really tasty vegan and organic wines delivered to their door, and we’ve had a great response so far.”
Veo Wines have a huge variety of delicious wines for sale on their website, from deep, fruity reds to fresh and vibrant whites, not to mention a great range of sparkling wines.
Every single bottle is sourced from smaller wine producers and organic vineyards throughout France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, England, Austria, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.
“We’re not your average lockdown business,” Matt says.
Lockdown brought with it an explosion of creativity and innovation, and has seen the formation of countless power-teams and imaginative ideas, but the Veo Wines team insist they’re not just another lockdown project, though they admit the current global climate spurred them on.
“We’ve been talking about Veo Wines for well over a year,” says Sarah. “Matt and I have worked together on various other projects, and our individual skills complement each other.”
“We love wine, we’re environmentally conscious individuals, and we really wanted to deliver an easy-to-navigate solution for people looking for really good vegan and organic wine. It’s a simple idea, but we think it will make buying this type of wine so much easier.”
You can order by the bottle, or create your own case. If you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing – or you want to try a good variety from the Veo Wines range – you could try a pre-mixed case.
To help curious and exploratory wine drinkers, the team spent time pulling together a number of pre-mixed cases, composed of their favourites.
“We think they’re a really good place to start if people are looking for variety,” says Matt. “And team Veo had great fun putting them together!”