Vegan Wine List: 5 Best Vegan Wines You’ll Absolutely Love!
You may think all wines are vegan. After all, it is just fermented grape juice but things are about to get little complicated. Yes, wines are made from grapes and natural or cultured yeast is used to facilitate the fermentation process. At this point, all wine is undoubtedly, vegan-friendly. However, winemakers use a variety of animal by-products to speed up the ‘fining’ process such as egg whites, isinglass, casein, and gelatin.
These agents, when added to young wines, attract tiny haze-inducing sediments like phenolics, tannins, proteins and tartrates like a magnet. Once these particles coagulate around the fining agents, they are easily removed. While animal by-products are not additives to the wine, they often leave tiny traces that get absorbed in the wine.
If you’re a vegan, you no longer have to give up on wine as there are best vegan wines made from organic ingredients that you can try. Read on to know all about the 5 best vegan wines that are rich in flavor and aroma, free from all animal by-products.
The Vegan Vine
Committed to using 100% cruelty-free ingredients in all of their wines, The Vegan Vine produces delicious vegan wines with a rich, full bodied flavor and tempting aromas that make you want to have more than just a sip. The Vegan Vine is a family owned operation located in the northern central coast of California and produces two wines – vegan wine chardonnay and vegan wine cabernet sauvignon.
The Vegan Vine Chardonnay has an exquisite taste and a citrusy aroma bursting with the goodness of fruity flavors including mango, coconut and a hint of grapefruit. With a well-balanced taste and aroma, the Vegan Vine Chardonnay is ideal for those who like flavorsome wines but nothing too overpowering.
Packed with refreshing aromas of raspberries, cranberries, cassis and cherries, the Vegan Vine Cabernet Sauvignon is a treat for your taste buds. The wine has a smooth texture and a solid acidity with light tannins. On the palate, the explosion of flavors begins with ripe raspberries, dried cherries and red currant that subtly ends with long lasting hints of vanilla and spice.
YellowTail’s parent company, Casella Wines was founded by Filippo Casella in 1969 with a vision of blending centuries old winemaking skills with new world technology. Today, YellowTail is a family business that produces fine quality Australian wines including YellowTail Shiraz and YellowTail Sauvignon Blanc.
The classic YellowTail Shiraz is well-balanced – a rich, bold taste with earthy tones and lingering fruit on the tongue. The YellowTail Shiraz pours a scintillating red with an oh-so-delicious aroma of ripe cherries, spice, vanilla and strawberries.
The light and crisp YellowTail Sauvignon Blanc is pale straw in color packed with a fusion of scents including passion fruit, citrus and fresh grass. The crisp flavor and refreshing acidity comes from green apples, limes and tropical fruit using in the making.
Our Daily Wine
Tony Norskog is Our Daily Wine’s founder who had a very simple vision in mind when he started making wine commercially. His vision was to make wine in a more environmental friendly manner, so that his children could run through the vineyards without being exposed to any harmful chemicals.
The Our Daily Red from California is a delectable blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Ruby Cabernet and Syrah. This lighter style, fruit flavored red blend is loaded with black fruit on the palate with a subtle hint of violets on the nose. If you like a dominant fruit flavored wine blend, Our Daily Red Blend is a great pick.
Another flavorsome wine, Our Daily Cab (Cabernet Sauvignon) is delicately scented with aromas of dark fruit and plum perfectly balanced by rich notes of bourbon vanilla. This pure and flavorsome wine also has a great mouthfeel – a smooth velvet on the palate with a silky finish.
Since 1980 Frey Vineyards are committed to produce sulfite and gluten-free wines and they combine the best modern and traditional wine making methods to create distinctive varieties of delicious organic wines. Frey Vineyards produce wines through minimal manipulation in the cellars to allow the wines to develop a unique, characteristic flavor based on the climate and soil of its origin.
Frey’s Organic Natural White is a dry and crisp white wine that will never disappoint you. Packed with delightful fruity flavors of ripe pears and melons, this is the best organic white wine you’ll ever taste.
Frey Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc’s delectable flavor and deftly balanced acidity gives it a fresh and expressive character. Expect a fruity explosion on the palate with uplifting flavors of guava, pineapple and lemon custard.
Bonny Doon Vineyard
In 1983, Randall Grahm founded Bonny Doon Vineyard and these wines are known for its soulful, natural, and original wines. Bonny Doon wines are prepared using the finest ingredients that money can buy and they are ideal for special occasions.
In 2004, Bonny Doon Vineyard officially adopted the bio-dynamic farming practice and ever since then, Bonny Doon varietal wines are 100% vegan-friendly with a rich, distinct taste.
The Bonny Doon Merlot is a tribute to the revival of the ‘sideways effect’. This ruby red, medium bodied wine has a delicate aroma of fraise de bois, gingerbread, licorice and a subtle touch of garrigue de Provence.
The top-notch variant Bonny Doon Bien Nacido X-Block Syrah is a wild, intense blend of 100% Syrah grapes. It has a refreshing acidity with a supple texture and slowly unfolding flavors of licorice, candied violets, dark berry preserve and smoky bacon.
These are some of the best, premium quality vegan wines that have a delicious, distinct taste and silky texture that satisfies the palate.