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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I buy Edenvale wines?
  • Who is Edenvale alcohol-removed wine for?

    Edenvale wines is a sophisticated lifestyle beverage and a healthier option for those who love the taste of premium wine.

    Our alcohol-removed alternatives are particularly great for wine lovers who prefer not to drink alcohol for health, fitness, pregnancy, safety (designated drivers, employees on call), or religious reasons.

    At our heart, Edenvale is for everyone – to enjoy, to experience, and to remember. This is why we continue to innovate with new varietals and product releases that appeal to every consumer.

  • Is Edenvale good for me?

    Across our range of alcohol-removed wines, each varietal has around half the calories of the equivalent alcoholic wine and is rich in antioxidants.

    As well as this, Edenvale wine is non-intoxicating, which prevents body from experiencing the harmful effects of alcohol, including dehydration, stress on the internal organs and, of course, no hangovers!

  • Are Edenvale wines safe to drink during pregnancy?

    Yes! Edenvale alcohol-removed wines are safe to drink during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Though Edenvale contains trace amounts of alcohol (<0.5%ABV), these alcohol levels are similar to those found in fresh fruit juices and cause no harm to the body or your precious baby.

    If you do have any concerns, we suggest that you seek medical advice just to be sure.

  • What is the calorie content of Edenvale wines?

    When alcohol is removed from wine, so too are a large number of the calories. Alcohol is created through the fermentation of natural sugars found in the grape, when sugar becomes alcohol it retains its high calorie count. Taking this alcohol out results in the removal of many of the calories – win, win!

    The exact calorie content of our wines varies between varietals, you can check the number of kilojoules per 100ml on the back of each bottle.

  • What is the difference between energy (kilojoules) and calories? I’ve heard that between 1200 and 1500 is an ideal daily intake, but I'm not sure if this refers to kilojoules or calories and how this intake would affect me?

    Both kilojoules and calories are measures of energy and one calorie equals 4.2 kilojoules/kJ. A kilojoule is part of the metric system used in Australia which is not used in some other countries, such as the United States.

    The energy we get from food and drinks, as well as the energy our bodies burn through the day, is measured by the common measurement unit calories or kilojoules.

    You would have heard of the numbers 1200-1500 as they are commonly referred to as the daily calorie intake needed to achieve weight loss for most female adults. We recommend contacting a medical professional to discuss caloric intake if this is something you are concerned about in your diet.

  • How does Edenvale remove the alcohol from the wine?

    Edenvale alcohol-removed wines are produced using the most sophisticated and efficient methods of alcohol extraction. This includes the use of a custom Spinning Cone Column that has been modified for our use for the extraction of alcohol from Edenvale wines.

    The Spinning Cone Column removes alcohol from the base wine through a careful process of distillation, in order to protect the delicate aromas. The wine is then refined, purified and put through a blending process to return volume and sweetness. This is achieved by adding a small amount of grape concentrate (6%).

    The process of dealcoholisation is as follows:

    1. Finished wine is fed into the top of the Spinning Cone Column.
    2. Rotating cones use centrifugal force to transform the wine into a thin film.
    3. Under vacuum and at low temperatures, typically less than 30oC, steam that has been produced from wine is fed into the bottom of the column. When it comes into contact with the film, it extracts the wine’s delicate aromas and flavours and protects them from oxidisation.
    4. The remaining liquid is passed through the column again, at a temperature of approximately 35-40oC, to remove the alcohol through evaporation.
    5. The flavour and aroma essences are recombined with the de-alcoholised wine and blended with unfermented varietal grape juice (to replace lost volume), creating a wine with less than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

    The philosophy for the production of the Edenvale range is that the beverage starts as a naturally fermented wine and that only varietal grape juice must be used. Under the general principles of winemaking, and adhering to the AWBC (Australian Wine and Branding Corporation) standards, there is no water added into Edenvale wines.

    Edenvale winemaking process
  • Are Edenvale wines completely alcohol free?

    It is virtually impossible to remove 100% of the alcohol from a fermented beverage, therefore Edenvale alcohol-removed wines do contain small trace amounts of alcohol. The average finished alcohol level of a bottle of Edenvale is approximately 0.2-0.3% Alc/Vol, which is less alcohol than most freshly squeezed fruit juices.

    The International Standard for a non-intoxicating beverage is 0.5% Alc/Vol, of which Edenvale is nearly half. Below this level, the regulatory body, Food Standards of Australia and New Zealand, does not require producers to include any statement of alcohol content, this is why you will see no reference to alcohol content on our packaging. A bottle Edenvale alcohol-removed wines contains 0.0 standard drinks.

    Importantly, delicate alcohol extraction technology is used to ensure varietal definition and flavours are retained in all Edenvale alcohol-removed wines. With Edenvale, consumers can enjoy a sophisticated beverage, such as a Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, or Cabernet Sauvignon, without the effects of alcohol.

    If this remains a concern for you, the Edenvale range also includes Fronti, which is a sparkling grape juice, available in both red grape and white grape varieties. These are available from IGA and Dan Murphys.

  • Where do the grapes come from?

    We source grapes for Edenvale alcohol-removed wines from select vineyards across some of south-east Australia’s most acclaimed winemaking regions. Our team strives to select optimum parcels of fruit that display strong varietal definition for the production of our wide range of premium alcohol-removed wines.

  • If I have a medical condition is it okay for me to drink Edenvale?

    This depends on what the medical condition is. There are minimum levels of the standard preservatives used in winemaking and the residual sugar content should be checked if this is an issue with your diet. Any significant concerns should be discussed with your local medical practitioner or doctor.

  • Does Edenvale have the same concentration of antioxidants as normal wine?

    Edenvale alcohol-removed wines have at least the same levels of antioxidants as full alcoholic wine. There is evidence from the Australian National Measurements Institute to suggest the levels are even higher, this is due to the concentration of the wine when the alcohol is removed. Other research suggests that antioxidants last longer in our blood plasma without the presence of alcohol.

  • Are Edenvale wines animal product free?

    Yes! All our products except for Pinot Noir and Spanish Expedition Series. We are working on making Pinot Noir and Spanish Expedition Series vegan too! Watch this space!

  • Can I drink Edenvale during Dry July?

    If you are participating in Dry July, Edenvale alcohol-removed wines make a great alternative as they are non-intoxicating but offer the same great taste as your favourite wine varietal, so you don’t have to miss on the fun.

  • What are ORAC readings?

    Increasingly, we are becoming interested in the antioxidant activity of the foods in our diet. Antioxidants are believed to play a vital role in the defence against harmful free radicals, a by-product of cell aerobic respiration. Unlike many other nutrients, antioxidants are chemically diverse and can come from a variety of sources.

    The antioxidants present in vegetables, for example, can be present as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, carotenoids and flavonoid compounds. One way to measure the total antioxidant capacity of the foods we eat is a method called Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity or ORAC.

    This is an internationally accepted procedure for measuring the antioxidant capacities of different foods and beverages. It is a lab test that attempts to quantify the “total antioxidant capacity” (TAC) of a food by placing a sample of the food in a test tube, along with certain molecules that generate free radical activity and certain other molecules that are vulnerable to oxidation.

    ORAC measures the degree and the length of time it takes to destroy oxygen radicals in food.

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