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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Tall Horse Pinotage Vegan Wine

    Tall Horse Pinotage 2019

    Cherry, chocolate and roast coffee bean make this easy drinking Pinotage delicious. It is also a great value wine from the South Western Cape of South Africa.

    not rated £7.50
  • Franschhoek Cellar Merlot Vegan Wine

    Franschhoek Cellar The Old Museum Merlot 2018

    Cherry and summer berry flavours are matched with aromas of tea, liquorice and gentle oak spice. A smooth, juicy wine that is deliciously drinkable.

     

    not rated £8.99
  • Boschendal The Pavillion Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Vegan Wine

    Boschendal Pavillion Shiraz Cabernet 2016

    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
  • Montecillo Crianza Rioja Vegan Wine

    Montecillo Rioja Crianza 2016

    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
  • Franschhoek Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Vegan Wine

    Franschhoek Cellar The Churchyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

    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
  • Bramptom Old Vine Red OVR Vegan Wine

    Brampton OVR (Old Vine Red) 2016

    This Old Vine Red is a blend of some seriously bold red grapes (Shiraz, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot).  On the palate, the vibrant red fruit flavours are complemented by cloves, nutmeg and dark chocolate.

    not rated £9.50
  • Fedele Nero D'Avola Vegan Wine

    Fedele Organic Nero D’Avola 2018

    Nero D’Avola is possibly one of my favourite grapes and this one doesn’t disappoint. Red cherry and plum flavours, with gentle spices and nice acidity.

    not rated £9.50
  • Castaño Organic Monastrell Vegan Wine

    Castaño Organic Monastrell 2018

    Sumptuous aromas of plum and cherry melt into a fruity palate, with velvety smooth tannins. An enjoyable Monastrell from the South of Spain.

    £9.50

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