Hi, I am Felicity Kirkpatrick, owner of da Vine Wines, situated in the beautiful Tamar Valley region of Launceston, Tasmania.
As a non-drinker by choice, I was dissatisfied with the lack of non-alcoholic options for drinking and cooking with. So in 2011 I set about to find a good quality alternative to alcoholic wine that was not merely a bubbly grape juice. I found it!! De-alcoholised wines.
I thought that I mustn't be the only person in Tasmania who was looking for a healthier alternative, and that's where the idea for da Vine Wines came from.
My vision for Tasmania is to see people set free from the strongholds of alcohol. Having witnessed first-hand the devastation of alcohol abuse, it is my hope that with the availability of a good quality non-alcoholic alternative many people would be encouraged to drink safely; thereby reducing the instances of alcohol-related violence, crime, accidents and deaths.