Our Ingredients

At Avaline, you'll never question what's inside the bottle.

We believe it’s important for our customers to know exactly what they’re sipping, which is why we maintain the highest standards for ingredient transparency. Here’s the full list of ingredients that can be found in our wines.

Organic grapes
All of our wines start with 100% certified organic grapes, which means they are farmed without the use of synthetic pesticides or herbicides. We choose to make our wines with organic grapes because grapes are one of the “Dirty Dozen” fruits, which means they can contain more toxic pesticide residue than most, and we want to avoid the chance of trace pesticide contamination in our wines.

Sulfites
A natural byproduct of fermentation, sulfites stabilize wine. While wine can legally have up to 350ppm of sulfites, we add just enough to ensure our wines taste consistently delicious, always keeping the total amount to under 100ppm, which is below the regulation for wines made with organic grapes.

Cream of Tartar
Cream of Tartar is a natural byproduct of wine fermentation that is collected after the liquid leaves the barrel. We add it in small amounts to accelerate our cold stabilization, a process that keeps crystals from forming in the wine. You can also find cream of tartar in meringues and baked goods—it is a common pantry staple.

Tartaric Acid
Tartaric acid is an organic acid that is present in many plants, such as grapes. We use it in small quantities to ensure that our wines are stable and consistent in both taste and color. It occurs naturally, just like citric acid in lemons, or acetic acid in vinegar.

Yeast
The organism responsible for all fermentation, yeast feeds on the sugars present in grape juice and turns it into wine. All alcohol, and even sourdough bread, is made with yeast. We only use yeast that is indigenous to the grapes (it lives on the skins) or is certified for use in organic production.

Yeast Nutrients
Yeast nutrients are organic micronutrients that support yeast activity. We add them to ensure that our yeast is working vigorously to promote proper fermentation.

Organic Cane Sugar
Organic cane sugar is a raw, unprocessed form of sugar that is grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides. We use cane sugar to make our sparkling wines, and only enough to create the bubbles. By the time our sparkling wines are ready to sip, each serving contains less than 1g of sugar.