A simply pleasing organic and vegan red blend from Penedes, Spain, the Pares Balta Mas Petit. A blend of 53% Garnacha and 47% … [Read more...]
The Best Vegan Wines
At first glance, it seems as though all wines should be vegan (and vegetarian) friendly, right? I mean, after all, they are made from a fruit - grapes!
You may be surprised to find; however, that a number of animal by-products can be used in the winemaking process. The most common of these are egg whites which are added to help remove harsh tannins. Things like Casein (milk protein), Gelatin (beef collagen), Isinglass (fish bladders) and Chitosan (a sugar from shellfish) can also be used.
And while these products are filtered out of the finished wine, if you want to be absolutely certain your wine is vegan friendly, you'll want to avoid wines that use these animal by-products. Unfortunately, that's where things get tricky! Not all wineries and brands make this information easy to find and not only that it can change from vintage to vintage.
Our list below of the best vegan wines are those that we have been able to confirm are vegan and vegetarian friendly for the vintages listed. This is usually through the back label but in some cases we've dug a little deeper as well to get info direct from the winery.
One last note, just because a wine is organic, does not mean it is vegan as well!
Luckily we've seen an increasing trend towards vegan and vegetarian wines so be sure to bookmark this page and check back often for new updates of our list of the best vegan friendly wines!
Read on for our picks of The Best Vegan Wines Under $20!
Revisiting another fabulous Costco find, the Bodegas Ego Goru 18m. 70% Monastrell, 20% Syrah and 10% Petit Verdot from 50 year old … [Read more...]
This Costco find may only cost $6.99 but it tastes like it's worth a lot more, the Confidencial Reserva Tinto. The Confidencial … [Read more...]
Another fantastic Cabernet Franc find from Argentina, the Domaine Bousquet Gaia Cabernet Franc. Organic and vegan too. 100% Cabernet … [Read more...]
A wonderful organic and vegan blend from Argentina, the Domaine Bousquet Gaia Red Blend. 50% Malbec, 45% Syrah and 5% Cabernet … [Read more...]
A fruit forward Cab from Argentina, the Domaine Bousquet Gaia Cabernet Sauvignon. Organic and vegan too. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon … [Read more...]
A satisfying Trader Joe's find, the Bodem Las Margas Garnacha from Carinena, Spain. 100% Garnacha from vineyards at an altitude of … [Read more...]
An easy drinking white blend from the Languedoc, the Foncalieu Petit Paradis Saint Chinian. 60% Grenache Blanc, 20% Marsanne and 20% … [Read more...]
Another nice Costco find, the Juan Gil Monastrell Silver Label from Jumilla. 100% organically grown Monastrell (Mourvedre) from 40 … [Read more...]
Good enough, the La Granja Red Blend Tempranillo-Garnacha from Trader Joe's. 60% Tempranillo and 40% Garnacha from Carinena, Spain. … [Read more...]
Another highly recommended Costco find, the Paul Buisse Chinon Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley of France. 100% Cabernet Franc … [Read more...]
You better buy two of our latest Costco find, the Querciabella Mongrana. 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot (all … [Read more...]