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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  • 16 Stops Shiraz Vegan Wine

    16 Stops McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016

    This is a typical Aussie Shiraz – plenty of vibrant ripe black fruit flavours, some black pepper and a little vanilla from the oak. This wine is full bodied with a silky smooth mouthfeel and good levels of acidity, which makes this very drinkable.

    not rated £8.99
  • A Mano Negroamaro Vegan Wine

    A Mano Negroamaro 2017

    This Negroamaro has enticing aromas of ripe black fruit, spicy chocolate and liquorice notes, finished with some floral aromas. It is full-bodied with plenty of ripe fruit flavours and a long chocolate finish.

    not rated £10.99
  • 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
  • Tree Series Big Oak Shiraz Vegan Wine

    Bellingham Tree Series Big Oak Red 2016

    A big bold Shiraz from South Africa. Great summer berry flavours, matched with some gentle oak. This wine is great with food or on its own.

    not rated £7.99
  • Blanville Merlot Vegan Wine

    Blanville Merlot Pays d’Oc 2018

    A great example of an easy drinking Merlot, with tastes of red fruit and liquorice notes. Soft tannins on the palate give it a rounded feel.

    £9.99
  • Bodegas Piqueras Old Vines Garnacha Vegan Wine

    Bodegas Piqueras Old Vines Garnacha 2016

    A beautiful old vines Garnacha with a great depth of flavour. Expect black cherry, damson and spice flavours with a hint of vanilla from the oak. Smooth and delicious.

    not rated £11.99
  • Boschendal Lanoy Vegan Wine

    Boschendal Lanoy 2016

    Lanoy is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It is a classic Bordeaux blend from the Southern hemisphere with plenty of dark fruit and spice.

    not rated £9.50
  • Boschendal The Pavillion Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Vegan Wine

    Boschendal Pavillion Shiraz Cabernet 2016/7

    This Shiraz Cabernet has lovely dark fruit flavours, especially cherry and some delicate oaking, which gives the wine some intensity and a decent fruit forward finish.

    not rated £8.50
  • Boschendal The Pavillion Shiraz Viognier Vegan Wine

    Boschendal Pavillion Shiraz Viognier 2016

    A lovely vegan wine from South Africa, which gives you red cherries and fresh spice from the Shiraz combined with lovely floral notes from the Viognier.

    not rated £8.50
  • Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon Vegan Wine

    Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    The wine has a rich ruby colour with a dense core of red cherry, mulberry and blackcurrant flavours. There is also a hint of ripe plum and cocoa on the nose, which is backed by dark chocolate notes.

    not rated £9.50

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