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

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 as non-animal derived finings are used (for example, clay, pea protein 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 2019

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

    £8.50
  • Ponte Pietra Merlot Corvina Vegan Wine

    Ponte Pietra Merlot Corvina 2019

    A blend of Merlot and Corvina, this is a well balanced fresh fruity red wine, with flavours of blackberry and cherry.

    not rated £7.99
  • Tall Horse Merlot Vegan Wine

    Tall Horse Merlot 2019

    Luscious red with nice ripe fruit. Expect flavours of plum and black cherry, with some nice hints of oak. This is a solid Merlot from the Cape.

    not rated £7.50
  • Villa Montes Cabernet Sauvignon Vegan Wine

    Villa Montes Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

    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
  • The Vegan Red Wine Selection

    The Vegan Red Wine Selection

    A case of six bottles of our best reds under £10. Typically includes favourites such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot. Perfect everyday drinkers.

    £55.00
  • Franschhoek Cellar Shiraz Vegan Wine

    Franschhoek Cellar Baker Station Shiraz 2018

    Great flavours of mulberry, plum, pepper and modest oak spice, supported by soft ripe tannins. This wine is well-structured and balanced with a juicy finish of good length.

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

    Il Passo Verde Organic Nero d’Avola 2019

    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
  • Tall Horse Cabernet Sauvignon Vegan Wine

    Tall Horse Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

    Rich and dark with beautiful dark forest berry aromas. This Cabernet Sauvignon is great with mushroom dishes and tomato based pasta.

    not rated £7.50

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