Here is a list of ORGANIC VEGAN WINES, compiled from the different sites: André Bourguetl Cartagene Dessert Wine NSA Bernard Delmas Blanquette de Limoux Brut Casal dos Jordoes Port Finest Reserve Chateau Laubarit Bordeaux Rouge 2006 Chateau Laubarit Entre-Deux-Mers 2007 Chateau Moulin de Peyronin Bordeaux 2007 Domaine des Cedres Cotes-du-Rhone 2009 Domaine du Petit Coteau Vouvey Chenin Blanc Demi-Sec (Sweet) Domaine Sainte Anne Bordeaux 2007 Eugene Meyer – Alsace Gewurztraminer 2008 Eugene Meyer – Alsace Pinot Blanc 2008 Eugene Meyer – Alsace Riesling 2008 Frey Vineyards Organic Barbera Frey Vineyards Organic Cabernet Sauvignon Frey Vineyards Organic Chardonnay Frey Vineyards Organic Dessertage Port Frey Vineyards Organic Gewurztraminer Frey Vineyards Organic Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc Frey Vineyards Organic Late Harvest Zin Frey Vineyards Organic Library Syrah Frey Vineyards Organic Merlot Frey Vineyards Organic Natural Blush Frey Vineyards Organic Natural Red Frey Vineyards Organic Natural Rose Frey Vineyards Organic Natural White Frey Vineyards Organic Petite Sirah Frey Vineyards Organic Pinot Noir Frey Vineyards Organic Sangiovese Frey Vineyards Organic Sauvignon Blanc Frey Vineyards Organic Syrah Frey Vineyards Organic Zinfandel Frey Vineyards Organic Biodynamic Syrah Frey Vineyards Organic Biodynamic Merlot Frey Vineyards Organic Biodynamic Pinot Noir Four Chimneys Organic Wines 2008 Kingdom White Four Chimneys Organic Wines 2008 Reserve White Four Chimneys Organic Wines 2008 Kingdom Red Four Chimneys Organic Wines 2008 Reserve Red Four Chimneys Organic Wines 2008 New Earth Four Chimneys Organic Wines 2008 Eye of the Dove Four Chimneys Organic Wines Dayspring Four Chimneys Organic Wines 2008 Gemeinschaft Four Chimneys Organic Wines First Love Four Chimneys Organic Wines Golden Crown Four Chimneys Organic Wines Shingle Point Red Four Chimneys Organic Wines Kyrie Four Chimneys Organic Wines Celestial Peach Four Chimneys Organic Wines Blueberry Skies Four Chimneys Organic Wines Strawberry Meadows Four Chimneys Organic Wines Raspberry Sunrise Four Chimneys Organic Wines Au Pear Guy Bossard Muscadet sur lie 2007 Guy Chaumont Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2007 Jacques Frelin Cotes du Ventoux 2009 Kumala Organic Colombard Chardonnay Kumala Organic Pinotage Shiraz La Maroutte Cabernet Sauvignon 2007/9 La Maroutte Merlot 2007/8 La Maroutte Syrah 2006/7 Mario Torelli Moscato d’Asti 2009 Nuevo Mundo Cabernet-Carmenere Reserva 2006 Nuevo Mundo Cabernet-Malbec 2008 Nuevo Mundo Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Nuevo Mundo Sauvignon Blanc 2008/10 Pircas Negras Malbec Organic 2010 Pircas Negras Cabernet Sauvignon Organic 2009 Pircas Negras Torrontes Organic 2009 Richmond Plains Pinot Noir 2005 Serge Faust Champagne Carte d’Or Brut T de Terroirs Muscat Dessert Wine Ventura Carmenere 2007 Ventura Malbec 2009 Ventura Pinot Noir 2008 Ventura Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Ventura Syrah 2007
Many companies refine and clarify their wines and champagnes with non-vegan filling agents. They use this process to remove bad flavors or unsightly elements while creating “fine” wines. After much research, I compiled this list along with great resources to assist us in avoiding these animal by products.
Some by-products that could be lurking in non-vegan conventional beer and wines are:
isinglass (fish bladder by-products)
casein (milk protein)
gelatin (derived from bones and connective tissues)
chitin/chitosan (derived for the shells of crabs or lobsters)
Vegans wines are either free of fining agents or they use vegan fining agents such as bentonite clay, carbon, diatomaceous earth or kaolin. Red Truck is one company that does not use fining agents.
We can identify vegan wines by reading the label, looking for the words “vegan” and “unfiltered” printed on the label. We can also contact the company of our favorite wines via phone or email, or we can try the following resources:
Barnivore(this website contacts the companies frequently and keeps an ongoing log)
Vegans From Mars(extensive lists of vegan wines listed by country/state – most are not organic)
Overall, alcoholic drinks, especially beer, wine and cider, are often clarified using animal products, and even non-alcoholic beverages can contain hidden animal ingredients.
Non-Alcoholic Beverages: Most non-alcoholic beverages are vegan friendly. However, there are several ingredients to watch out for:
cochineal/E120: red coloring made from crushed beetles
shellac: a resin secreted by the lac bug (often found in fruit juices)
Alcoholic Beverages: Alcoholic beverages are not required to state ingredients or processing on the label. However, milk, eggs and fish are normally required to be listed as allergens. Wine, however, is exempt for listing any allergen ingredients when used as fining agents.
Hard Alcohol: Animal-derived ingredients are not generally used in making gin, vodka, Scotch, whisky or brandy. However, some ciders are made with gelatin. Fortified wines (i.e. sherry or port) may have been clarified with animal-derived ingredients.