How is this wine healthier than others?
Our wine is sustainably-farmed, minimally processed, and enhanced with organic nutrients that contain proven health benefits. We believe wine should be simple; a beverage that helps create memories with your friends and your meal. We took it one step further because we want you to feel great the next morning, without feelings of sluggishness, bloat, or dietary regrets.
Is this a new idea? Why hasn’t anyone done this before?
Wine enhanced with nutrients and herbs has been around for tens of thousands of years. The concept of wine used for medicinal methods is a part of our human history. Over time, our pallets have changed and high alcohol beverages like gin or vodka became the carrier for the medicinal herbs. Wine evolved into a more refined beverage (think white bread vs whole wheat bread). The one area of the wine world that continued the idea of herbs blended with a wine base is vermouth.
We applied ancient herbal wine traditions with modern winemaking. We felt it was time to borrow from the past, eliminate 21st century toxins, and create something truly delicious, elevated, and better for your body and planet.
Tell me more about nutrient enhancement. Am I going to taste things like turmeric or chicory in my wine… that seems gross.
Don’t worry, you won’t taste the nutrients, just a really great glass of wine. We have invested months of tasting and testing with the best winemakers in California to create a wine that simply tastes like a high quality table wine. These nutrients are powerful, therefore we don’t need to use a lot of them to be effective. It will not affect the flavor of the wine.
Will there be sediment?
Nope! All of the nutrients are in liquid form and have been naturally infused and blended with the wine over time.
Will I experience a hangover?
First off, all wine needs to be enjoyed in moderation. You are still ingesting alcohol which affects your liver and other organs. So please take it easy.
- Is there nutritional information on SmartVine?
- Wine doesn't have a nutrition label yet. But because SmartVine was founded by a 20 year practicing nutritionist, we lab test everything! Here is the information from what is currently available to test in the wine world:
- Calories: Low. Only 112 per glass. Typical low-calorie wines (below 100) lowers the alcohol content and increases the sugar. This is because alcohol is higher in calories than sugar. We don’t do that.
- Alcohol content: 13%. This is the typical table wine amount of alcohol per serving
- Carbohydrates: Only 2 carbs per glass
- Sugar: 1 gram in the entire bottle
- Certified Vegan
- Certified glyphosate free
- No added sulfites
- Is this OK for a program like Weight Watchers™? How many points in a glass of SmartVine?
On the Weight Watchers™ program, a 5oz pour of ‘normal’ wine is 4 points. But not all wine is created equal. SmartVine is 2 points due to the lower sugar and alcohol content. SmartVine also has only 2 carbs per glass and 1 gram of sugar in the entire bottle. It is also chemical-free.
Do I have to run a marathon to “earn” my glass of wine?
Not anymore, our wine was made with the combination of driven & talented nutritionist and sustainably focused winemakers to create a wine that allows you to enjoy a glass of wine and not lose your healthy focus! Imagine a wine that you can unwind without undoing all your hard work to stay fit, healthy and on your weight plan.
Where can I taste SmartVine?
Currently, we are only sold online. We'd love for you to try us! Follow us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter to learn about events in your area.
Is this a natural wine?
Yes, we are making wine in the purest form possible. We source every grape from chemical-free vineyards. They are handpicked, sorted, and treated with care and heart throughout the entire process. Our winemaking partners do not add any non-natural ingredients during the winemaking process which yields a wine that is pure and sustainable for you (and the planet!).
Why should I care?
We believe that you can have your wine and your health too. There’s no need to sacrifice taste, how you feel the morning after, or your workout routine.
Aren’t all “natural wines” the same?
All natural wines are NOT the same. It depends on how the grapes are grown and how the wine is created. Wine can be made from “organic” grapes or have a sustainable background, but the REAL issue boils down to WHAT is happening in the cellar. Winemakers and wineries do not have to disclose all the chemicals that they use to filter and finalize the wine. We will never use ingredients like Velcorin, and encourage you to learn more about this ingredient.
Is SmartVine vegan?
Yes, we are certified vegan. :-)
But wait, isn’t all wine vegan?
Actually, no. We choose to only use natural products to filter our wine, such a diatomaceous earth. This keeps the wine clean and vegan. Other companies cellar practices for filtration can use animal-derived fining agents. This includes bone marrow, casein (milk protein), chitin (fiber from crustacean shells), egg albumen (derived from egg whites), fish oil, gelatin (protein from boiling animal parts), and isinglass (gelatin from fish bladder membranes). We don’t do that.
Is your wine organic?
Yes! We are organic and 100% chemical free.
If a wine says it’s organic, doesn’t that mean it’s automatically chemical-free?
No. When we started this project, we focused on certified organic vineyards and biodynamic vineyards to source our wines.
Unfortunately, we found out that after evaluating the levels of Glyphosate (a.k.a. the weed killer Roundup), it could potentially still be in the grapes. Although these vineyards were not actively using Glyphosate, they still had amounts of the chemical in the wine above the approved levels of consumption. Put simply, this shocked us. We began our mission to find the PUREST grapes, making it our goal to find wine that did not contains traces of Glyphosate.
Are there sulfites in SmartVine?
Here's the scoop: there are sulfites in ALL wine, they are naturally occurring. Unfortunately marketing has led us to believe that sulfites are what we are reacting to in wine when really, it’s the 72+ other chemicals. Good thing SmartVine is 100% chemical free! Sulfites are in everyday foods, therefore if you truly had a reaction to sulfites, you'd be on a sulfite-free diet. However, we do not add any sulfites to the wine (as many do).