Napa, CA. - September 26, 2011 – Phyterra Yeast Inc. (“the Company”) is pleased to report that Lacon GmbH has renewed the Company’s organic certifications for its wine yeast products. This reaffirms and ensures that Phyterra’s wine yeasts are acceptable for use in organic wine production under both National Organic Program (“NOP”) USDA and European Commission Organic (“White Leaf” symbol) regulations. Phyterra’s wine yeasts have also been accepted and registered with California Certified Organic Farmers (“CCOF”) as organic wine yeast.
Phyterra’s wine yeasts feature an exclusive proprietary attribute of preventing the formation of hydrogen sulfide (“H2S”) in the fermentation phase. This natural attribute was discovered in a vineyard yeast from Italy and refined by Dr. Linda Bisson, at the University of California, Davis. Years of development, and funding and support have come from the U.S. commercial wine industry, largely through the American Vineyard Foundation. These novel yeasts provide winemakers with an effective and viable way to prevent the occurrence of H2S in fermentation, thereby preventing the need for H2S remediation in wine production while retaining natural high quality winemaking practices in a way that best supports Wellness for Wine™.
Lacon GmbH Germany is an international agency that provides third party services for food and agriculture industries including the inspection and certification of organic production, processing and handling of agricultural produces, as well as the export and import of such products as per relevant national rules and Certification for International Featured Standards (“IFS”).
Phyterra’s wine yeasts are commercially available in the U.S.A., throughout Europe and in Chile. For product purchase inquiries in each of these regions, please contact:
U.S.A.: Beverage Supply Group, www.bsgwine.com
BSG delivers premium wine production products and is the exclusive U.S.A. distributor of Phyterra’s wine yeasts – the Wellness for Wine™ brand.
Doug Manning, 707-256-9891
Susannah Harris, 509-823-3018 (Pacific NW)
Europe: Phyterra GmbH, www.phyterra.com
Sebastian Zitzler, +49 (0) 151 46120321
Chile: Vinicas, www.vinicas.cl
Ricardo Bobadilla, (56 2) 2359482
For more information contact: Geoff Lee, 707-258-8333