We ship all across Australia.
Delivery is free of charge to Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane metro areas. The delivery fee for Perth, Hobart and Adelaide metro areas is $15, and the rest of Australia (excluding NT) is $30.
Your delivery should arrive within 1-3 business days in Melbourne, and a little longer for Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Hobart. Deliveries to Western Australia can take 2 weeks due to transport limitations from Melbourne, as can remote locations in other states. If you’re in a hurry to get your wine because you have a party coming up or something, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to get it to you quicker.
Just nominate a safe place for us to leave your wine box if you’re not home. Ideally somewhere in the shade, like in a lobby, a front yard, or behind a tree or a bin. We’ll always take a photo of where we left your package and send it to you so you can easily find it. Alternatively, we’re more than happy to deliver to your work address or PO Box.
Each wine is selected by our Sommelier and taste tested by our wine-tasting team to guarantee you’ll love them. However, if by any chance there’s a wine in your box that you don’t love, or it's faulty for some reason, we’ll make it up to you in your next box by either sending you an extra bottle or giving you an equivalent discount. Please send us an email at email@example.com to let us know if there are any such issues with any of the wines.
About our wines
While the wine industry is yet to agree on clear definitions, for us, natural wine means:
Hand-picked grapes from vineyards that are farmed organically or biodynamically. This results in healthier grapes, and more robust wines with typically higher antioxidant levels when compared to conventionally grown grapes.
No fermentation with packet yeast that typically genetically modified. Only wild ferments by native yeasts. Each microbe contributes a different flavour to the wine, leading to more complex flavour notes than wines fermented with just one artificially introduced microbe.
No commercial additives during the winemaking process and no chemical or industrial adjustments to the structure of the wine. Up to 70 additives are allowed to be used in commercial wine, from acids to flavours, colours and more to manipulate the look and flavour of wines. Natural winemakers start with healthy grapes, and let the wine do it's thing with minimal intervention, bringing you superior wine that needs nothing added or taken away.
Minimal use of sulphites permitted and only at the bottling stage. Sulphur is a naturally occurring compound in wine, with 5-20ppm naturally present in all wines. Sulphur can be added to wine several times during conventional winemaking. Adding sulphur prior to fermentation tends to dull the flavour of wine, and levels of up to 250ppm allowed in wine can cause symptoms like sinus headaches and rashes in those who are sensitive to sulphur. The typical threshold for reactions to sulphur is 95ppm. We limit ours to 50ppm, allowing a little bit of sulphur at the bottling stage, because it results in lower acetyladehyde levels in the wine which causes hangovers. Any free sulphur left in the wine evaporates within a year or two.
It would be irresponsible to say that anything that contains alcohol is good for you. Generally, what we want to focus on is that Feravina wines are a healthier option compared to conventional and especially commercial wines for a wide variety of reasons. We’re not telling anyone who doesn’t want to drink to start drinking. We’re just saying that if you’re going to drink wine and care about your health, then choosing Feravina to enjoy wines is your best option.
Absolutely. Tasting notes and background notes as well as serving suggestions for all your wines will be emailed to you with each new box. These are written by our Founder and Sommelier Mike, and you’re free to ask Mike for more information on tasting or food pairing if you wish!
Because these wines are low preservative, they're best stored in a cool dark place, at least below 20 degrees.
Even in wine with no sulphites added whatsoever, there’s still on average 5-20ppm of sulphur dioxide as a natural by-product of fermentation. So if you have an allergy to sulphites, then unfortunately, you can’t drink our wines, or any other wine for that matter. This is extremely rare though, and most people just have a sensitivity to sulphites. In this case you most likely can drink our wines with no problems at all. That said, everyone is different, so you’ll have to find out for yourself, but we don’t think you’ll have any issues with our wines since we limit our total sulphur to very low levels. In fact we reject quite a few natural wines because their sulphur levels are too high.
The threshold requirement for that label is super low. Arguably too low to be useful when it comes to distinguishing wines based on their sulphite levels. Any wine with over 10ppm of sulphites needs to have that disclaimer on the label, but even if the winemaker doesn’t add any sulphites at all (which many of ours don’t), the wine will still have 5-20ppm as a natural by-product of fermentation. So that label is pretty much unavoidable, no matter what the winemaker does. However, we work closely and openly with our winemakers and suppliers to make sure that all the wines we bring you have less than 50ppm total sulphites, which is importantly far less than the amount allowed by law, which is 250ppm, a limit frequently approached by commercial wines.
Yes, they're as sugar free as a wine can be without using chemical extraction on it. Since grapes contain sugar and wine is made from grapes via fermentation, there is often some trace amount of unfermentable sugar left over even when a wine is as dry as it can be. According to the WHO, a product is sugar-free when it contains less than 5g of sugar per 1L of liquid. Our rules are even more stringent and we limit the sugar in our wines to 3g/L. So, while this isn’t 0.0g/L, this amount of sugar is really dietarily insignificant and is compatible with keto diets. It's also worth mentioning that any residual sugar left in wines is typically undigestible.
Not really, though they can be a little bit more sensitive to heat. So, try to keep them in a cool place away from direct sunlight (this is good advice for all wine). Also once you open a bottle, use a Vacu Vin or something like this to pump out the oxygen , or a champagne stopper for any sparkling wine, and put it in the fridge to make it last longer. If it’s a red and you don’t want to drink it fridge-cold, just run the bottle under some hot water for a minute or so to get it closer to room temperature. Don’t overheat your wine though! It’ll taste super flat.
The wines we select are of the quality you'd find in a fine-dining restaurant. They're made first to be amazing wines, all made by independent winemakers, so you likely be suprised that they taste better than most commercial wines on the market. Give them a try, and if by some rare chance you don't like a bottle, we'll send you another one to replace it.
One of our passions is helping people experience a whole world of wine outside of the better known and loved varieties. So while we do still stock common varieties like Chardonnay or Shiraz, you'll no doubt come across many that are unheard of, but just as delicious! You'll find that each wine has notes about it's style and flavour notes, so you can compare to your much loved ones. If you want us to do the selecting for us, simply order a curated pack, tell us what you like, and our sommelier will do the selecting for you!
We’re a health-focused wine service, sourcing only the best quality natural wines that meet our health-focused criteria that was born from research from our sommelier and his naturopath partner.
All our wines are from independent winemakers who farm using organic or biodynamic practices, and make wine using natural methods, without manipulating their wine with additives like commercial wines do. They’re also lower in alcohol, sugar free, low in sulphites and vegan too. More specifically, these are our criteria:
Less than 50ppm of total sulphites allowed, of which 5-20ppm is a natural product of fermentation (up to 250ppm are allowed in commercial wines).
No other additives like colouring, acid, tannins etc are allowed.
We only select dry wines with less than 0.5g of sugar per glass (3g/L), making them essentially sugar-free and compatible with keto diets.
We only sell wines that are lower alcohol. Our upper limit is 13.5%, though most of our wines are well below this, while many commercial wines can get up to 16% ABV.
All our wines are made without the use of any animal products, so they’re vegan-friendly.
Feravina literally means “wild wine” in Latin. Wildly delicious wines are what we love, and we hope you will too!