Heritage Wine Bar
This classy marble-floored venue isn’t the sort of place you’d expect vegans to be welcome. With its high ceilings, classic bentwood chairs, and corporate-chic vibe, it seems like the home of high-income guests eating steaks and caviar - but thankfully, this expectation is incorrect. When I asked about their selection of vegan wines, they let me know that they actually had a wide range available.
“We don’t go looking for them as such, but as vegan wines tend to be ones that have not undergone fining in the winemaking process, we find that many of the minimal intervention styles we prefer are also happily suitable for vegans.”
David Gillman, Heritage Wine Bar.
With their wines, the staff find out if they are vegan based on the label or by checking with the producer to see if they use animal products during the fining process.
Heritage Wine Bar also has a bottle shop and online store, and there’s an entire category online for their vegan offerings
. This makes it easy for staff to assist vegan customers, as they can simply check the online store to see whether certain wines are vegan. So, you don’t have to feel nervous asking the staff, there are options available, you just need to check.