At first glance, all wines should be vegan, right? Wine is simply made from grapes and grapes are 100 percent vegan. Trust us, we wish it were that easy. Unfortunately, wines go through a Clarification process Called fining to remove sediment molecules like proteins and tannins. The fining agents determine whether the wine is vegan. Gelatin, egg white, casein and fish bladder protein are traditionally used as fining agents.
However, vegan fining agents have hit the market and are becoming increasingly popular. Nowadays, clay-based bentonite and activated carbon are very popular. However, if the wine is given enough time to stabilize itself, fining agents can be dispensed with.
Here are ten new vegan wines or wine brands for your next wine and (vegan) cheese party!
1. Fresh vine wines
Founded by Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev, Fresh vine wines is a vegan, low-carb, and low-calorie wine brand. The celebrities launched the wine brand in early 2021 with a Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and RosÃ©. The grapes are grown across California and bottled in the Napa Valley. You can purchase Fresh Vine Wines from multiple locations across the United States or from their website.
Founded by Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power, Avalin is a vegan wine company that is also organic and completely free of colorings or concentrates. Instead of using egg whites or gelatin as a fining agent, Avaline uses bentonite clay to filter out their wines. Realizing that winemakers don’t have to give a lot when it comes to the content of their products, Diaz and Powers wanted to change that.
3. 2020 Syrah – Sister Snake
Coming from South Africa, this is a great winter red wine. On the palate it is fruity, woody, medium-bodied and robust. the 2020 Syrah has notes of anise, clove, lingonberry and cherry. The wine is produced sustainably and uses natural yeasts for fermentation. We think it would be delicious with a grill tempeh or tofu dish.
Founded by model and actress Christie Brinkley, Bellissima Sparkling wines are all organic and made from grapes grown in Treviso, Italy. The brand is committed to environmental friendliness – even the packaging ink is organic! The wines are new, but new on the online market. Order wine without leaving the couch? Yes, please!
5. Invivo X SJP Sauvignon Blanc
this vegan friendly wine is a collaboration between Sarah Jessica Parker and Invivo Wines. the Invivo X, SJP Sauvignon Blanc is from Marlborough, New Zealand. It has a flavor profile of tropical fruit and citrus with a hint of oak, which makes it perfect to be served chilled in the warmer months. Invivo X, SJP also has a vegan-friendly one rose.
6. 2020 Sauvignon Blanc – Alma Libre
Another dry and acidic wine, this one Sauvignon Blanc from Alma Libre is a delicious vegan white wine option. It has notes of melon, pear, guava, citrus and pineapple. White wine is often associated with seafood, but you can also enjoy this wine with a refreshing vegan dish. This wine is best enjoyed chilled.
7. 2020 Tempranillo – Wonderful Wine Co.
Move on to a red wine that Tempranillo from Wonderful Wine Co. is rich, warm and slightly earthy. It goes well with salad, fries, red sauce pasta, and Thai food. The best way to serve this tempranillo is to chill it and then reheat it in the glass. Wonderful Wine Co.’s slogan is “Clean Wine for Better Living” and all of their wines are made from organic grapes and are low in sulfite.
8. 2020 White Mixture – L’Atelier du Sud
If you’re looking for a low-sugar white mix to enjoy with your next meal, this L’Atelier du Sud might be the perfect combination. It is tender and dry with notes of honey, lychee, lemon and white flowers. Some wines can be overwhelming, but that 2020 white mix the palette intervenes subtly. This is a great wine to keep as it goes well with a variety of dishes from Thai food to pizza.
9. 2020 cherries & rainbow red wine
Made in Minervois, France, Cherries & rainbows is managed sustainably and marketed as “for the modern wine drinker”. The wine was a collaboration between Winc’s Ryan Zotovich and winemaker Robert Eden and has got pretty good reviews. It is fruity than anything else with notes of blackberry, cherry, dried herbs and vanilla. This is the perfect wine for a pizza and movie night.
10. 2020 GrÃ¼ner Veltliner – Far + Far
This crisp white wine from Austria is recommended as an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc. It has notes of lime peel, melon, pineapple and white flowers. It has a touch of earthiness, but it’s the fruitiness that really stands out on the palette. There are many great vegan cheeses out there, and this one 2020 GÃ¼ner Veltliner would suit them wonderfully.
There are an abundance of delicious and exciting vegan wines on the market and we anticipate that even more wineries will be making their wines vegan in the future. If you have already tried one or more of these wines, let us know what you think!
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