KELOWNA, B.C. — Summerhill Pyramid Winery is using a new process that will make it easier for people with sensitivities to sulphite — a commonly used preservative — to enjoy wine.
Eric von Krosigk, head winemaker, of the family owned, organic and biodynamic winery has purchased a nitrogen generator for the facility, which eliminates sulphur dioxide, known to cause allergic reactions such as headaches or red cheeks.
The winery will benefit from longer tank shelf lives, while reducing the need for climate control inside the winery.
“This system’s demonstrated success will pave the way for improvement in all winemaking — organic and conventional — both in terms of wine quality and in environmental sustainability,” reads von Krosigk’s blog on summerhill.bc.ca.
The team promises to post research on the company’s website after conducting analytical testing and blind taste-testing of the new wines.