Welcome to our selection of vegan red wine. We stock wines covering a wide range of red grapes, including the following well known ones:

And some other popular red grapes:

Vegan red wine
Red wine grapes

Making red wine

At a very high level, red wine is made as follows:

  1. Pick the grapes (by hand or machine).
  2. Crush the grapes.
  3. Leave the crushed grapes to ferment (skin on). This fermentation stage can be anywhere from 5 days to 2 weeks.
  4. Collect the liquid (free run wine) from the fermentation tanks and press the skins to extract more flavour and tannins (press wine). The winemaker can choose to blend the free run wine and press wine at this stage, after ageing or not at all depending on their preference.
  5. Age the wine in suitable vessels (tanks, oak barrels, concrete eggs etc).
  6. Stabilise the wine (filtration and/or finings).
  7. Bottle the wine.

It is the stabilising wine stage (fining specifically) that determines if the wine is vegan or not. Some wines are not filtered or fined, in which case they will be vegan. If a wine is fined, then as long non-animal derived finings are used (for example, clay, pea gelatine or charcoal), you will have a vegan red wine. You can read more about this in Vegan Wine.

Typically red wine is more likely to be vegan than its white counterparts, simply because the colour of the wine is more forgiving if a tiny bits of sediment remain. White wines on the other hand must be perfectly clear (unless natural!), otherwise they will likely be deemed faulty.

The decision to fine or not is up to the winemaker and may even vary year by year depending on the quality of grapes. Often high quality wines and wines made in small batches are less likely to use any fining agents, instead allowing gravity to naturally settle the sediments to the bottom of the tanks before removing the clear wine (racking). 

Browse our selection of vegan red wines below:

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  • Fancy Pants Garnacha Vegan Wine

    Fancy Pants Garnacha 2017/8

    Delicious red with berries and cherries from the underrated Cariñena region of Spain. Fresh, clean and refreshing. Perfect with or without food.

    £8.50
  • Amélie Malbec Vegan Wine

    Amélie Malbec 2016

    A deliciously drinkable Malbec that is full of rich black fruit flavours and perfectly balanced tannins. A great example of a French Malbec.

    £8.99
  • Graffiti Varietal Malbec Vegan Wine

    Graffiti Malbec 2017

    A classic easy drinking Malbec, plump and supple in texture with just a tint of oak and bags of fruit. The wine has underlying vibrancy bringing it alive.

    not rated £12.99
  • Il Passo Verde Organic Nero d'Avola Vegan Wine

    Il Passo Verde Organic Nero d’Avola 2018

    A full bodied wine that packs a punch. Black cherries, black plums, with hints of spice, eucalyptus and black pepper. This wine is a delightful find from the heart of Sicily.

    £11.99
  • Villa Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Vegan Wine

    Villa Montes Cabernet Sauvignon 2017/18

    Blackberry and blackcurrant aromas with soft tannins and good acidity make this a very drinkable, well balanced Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon.

    £7.99
  • Lorca Lorca Malbec Vegan Wine

    Lorca Lorca Malbec 2018

    Flavours of raspberries, strawberries and black pepper make this Malbec something special. With a hint of Syrah added for an extra hit of flavour.

    £10.99
  • Franschhoek Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Vegan Wine

    Franschhoek Cellar The Churchyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    A wine with aromas of blackcurrants and violets, followed by concentrated dark berry flavours integrated with tobacco and spice from savoury oak. This gives a rich mouthfeel, and a smooth and juicy-lingering finish.

    £8.99
  • Shrinking Violet Syrah Vegan Wine

    Shrinking Violet Syrah 2016

    Hints of black pepper, cherries and chocolate can be tasted in this French Syrah. As a result of being oaked for six months, some lovely vanilla and coffee tones can be tasted.

    £9.99
  • Montecillo Crianza Rioja Vegan Wine

    Montecillo Rioja Crianza 2015

    Aromas and flavours of black and red ripe fruits burst from the glass, with scents of warm cakes, and a touch of anise and oak.

    £11.99
  • Brampton Roxton Vegan Wine

    Brampton Roxton 2015

    My Mum’s favourite wine! A stunning mix of Petit Verdot, Shiraz and Malbec. This wine has delicious flavours of dark black cherries, dark chocolate and spice with a lingering finish.

    £15.99

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