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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  • Dandelion Vineyards Shiraz Riesling Vegan Wine

    Dandelion Vineyards Shiraz Riesling 2017

    Shiraz with added elegance…. Aromas of cherries, spice and plums are met with marmalade tones from the Riesling, a must try for lovers of bold wines.

    not rated £12.99
  • Caprichos Old Vine Garnacha Vegan Wine

    Caprichos Old Vine Garnacha 2019

    This Old Vine Garnacha from Cariñena has intense dark cherry flavours, soft velvety tannins and a hint of spice.

    not rated £8.50
  • Franschhoek Cellar Pinotage Vegan Wine

    Franschhoek Cellar The Stone Bridge Pinotage 2018

    A smooth and juicy palate with ripe mulberries, and hints of tobacco and spice from gentle oaking. Followed by an appealingly savoury finish. Excellent with smoked tofu dishes.

    not rated £8.99
  • Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon Vegan Wine

    Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

    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
  • Gran Sasso Montepulciano Vegan Wine

    Gran Sasso Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2018

    This Montepulciano is a fruit forward wine that is delightfully easy to drink! It has aromas of cherry and blackberry, and these flavours along with hints of sour cherry, red berries and plum come through on the palate.

    not rated £11.99
  • Brampton Roxton Vegan Wine

    Brampton Roxton 2017

    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
  • 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
  • Vigneti del Salento I Muri Primitivo Vegan Wine

    Vigneti del Salento I Muri Primitivo 2018

    This Primitivo is a beautiful deep ruby red colour. It has oodles of red berry fruit aromas with a mere hint of spice. To drink, it is full bodied with nicely structured tannins and plenty of ripe fruit flavours.

    not rated £10.99
  • Recoleta Bonarda Vegan Wine

    Recoleta Bonarda 2018

    This Bonarda is a delightful red wine from Argentina. It is easy to drink with soft smooth tannins, oodles of fresh red fruits and juicy acidity.

    not rated £10.99
  • The Vegan Wine Box Big Red & White Selection

    The Vegan Wine Box Special Selection – Mixed

    Twelve of our most popular vegan red & white wines. This selection stretches across the world with varied styles from different countries and all of them delicious.

    not rated £125.00

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