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We are continually updating the retailer lists as new and existing retailers come on board, therefore a store in your area may stock our products but may not yet be listed. For small quantities it is generally cheaper to buy from a retailer, however if you are unable to locate one within reasonable distance we can supply you direct. Naturally, the larger the quantity the more viable it is. Please contact us for more information.
At present we do not have "Door" sales but are planning to have this up and running once again this year. We can still serve from our warehouse, however we are unable to offer tastings. A phone call or email is appreciated to ensure we are open when you want to call in.
Yes, our juices do undergo a moderate heat process for preservation. We do not add any preservatives to our juices whatsoever and therefore to avoid fermentation or spoilage the juices must be heat preserved. Our process is a gentler process to conventional pasteurisation methods, therefore retaining many of the enzymes in a "living" product.
Our juices have been tested by the food laboratories and we are able to achieve a 3 year shelf life provided the juice is stored in a cool place away from direct sunlight.
Fermentation can begin in a couple of days if the product is opened and left unrefrigerated. We therefore recommend refrigeration after opening and consumption within two weeks; four weeks maximum.
No, not at present. Concord is traditionally an American variety. Many years ago we did have several plantings and we did produce small quantities of this variety of grape juice. These plantings have long been removed, however on our recently aquired vineyard there are some plantings of this variety, but not in volumes to warrant production of this variety again. We are, however, considering increasing the plantings in the future so it is possible that we will once again be producing this variety of grape juice.
Absolutely. We recommend white grape juice diluted with at least 50% good quality boiled drinking water. It is gentle on their digestive systems and is much easier for them to digest compared to apple and pear juice as these juices contain sorbitol (a sugar that is difficult to digest). From 12-18 months onward they can be introduced to diluted dark grape juice. The apricot and peach is also fine for infants and does not need dilution.
Absolutely not. Our grape juices are made from sound, ripe grapes which have a natural fruit sugar level of around 22 brix when harvested. There is no need for added sugar of any kind. The apricot and peach fruit drinks only contain honey as a sweetner.
Yes. Our juices have a Low GI of below 50, however the costs involved in having each product tested is very high and you cannot claim a product is Low GI on a label without it being tested, so we have not yet taken the step in having the exact GI rating listed on our labels.
In many cases yes. It does depend on the type of diabetes but generally diabetic sufferers can take our juices. Our grape juices are excellent to increase low blood sugar.
We use an open weave filter, the same that is used in the dairy industry. This removes solids but allows the finer fruit pulp and colloidal minerals to come through, maintaining the food value of the product.
The grapes are destemmed, crushed and the juice is only in contact with the skins and seeds for a relatively short time as we have to avoid early fermentation from the wild natural yeasts. The skins, seeds and flesh are pressed and whilst the juice at that point contains a lot of solids, it is mainly fruit pulp from the flesh. The seeds and skins are not minced and do not end up in the finished product. The juice/skin contact during the pressing cycle does allow the skins from the dark varieties to give up some of their resveratrol. We do dry the grape skin and seed after pressing and grind this to a powder, which can be added back into the grape juice. This product is marketed as PROANTIOX and you will find this under our "What's New" page.
No. We find glass is the best packaging for our products.
Potassium Bitartrate is a naturally occurring tartrate crystal that settles out over time in stored grape juice and also in wine. This tartrate begins to precipitate out in the grape juice in as little as a few days after production but can take as long as twelve weeks to settle out completely. Cold temperatures also hasten its precipitation.
So why is it in the bottle? This has been an ongoing issue of which we have been working to overcome. If we are forced to bottle "new seasons" grape juice straight away due to shortages of certain varieties, this "new" juice has not had time to allow this tartrate to settle out naturally. Then, if this new season juice has not been consumed before the tartrate begins to settle out, or if it has been refrigerated straight away, it begins to settle out in the bottom of the bottle and the formations sometimes represent shards of glass or other foreign substance. This shows the products integrity as a natural product and does not mean the product is inferior in any way. We suggest you pour carefully and leave it remain in the bottom of the bottle. As we endeavour to increase production, we are working toward having ample stocks in bulk storage to carry us over so that we are no longer forced to bottle new juice. When the stored juice has had time for this tartrate to settle out, we are then able to strain it out before bottling.
Cream of tartar is generally made from this tartrate, which is also high in tartaric acid and potassium.
Yes. Our company policy is as follows: GENETICALLY MODIFIED PRODUCTS COMPANY POLICY Lloyd's Vineyard Pty Ltd is a certified producer and processor of Bio-Dynamic produce, conforming to the Organic Standards of the certifying body, Australian Certified Organic Pty Ltd. Accordingly, it is the policy of this Company to:
1. Use only Certified Organic products and ingredients at all stages of production and processing. We therefore do not use any genetically engineered (GE) ingredients, derivatives of GE products or animal products fed on GE stock feed.
2. Source external inputs only from suppliers who can provide documented evidence and/or Identity Preservation records to verify the GMO-free status of their products.
3. Wherever appropriate label products as GM free.
No we do not make wines.