Vegan Wines You Can Find AND Afford!

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Honestly, I’m making this list of affordable, easy to find vegan wines because I’m shocked that no one else has! For those who don’t know, many winemakers use animal products in the “fining” process. To completely oversimplify it, freshly fermented wine typically contains small particles of proteins, tannins, and tartrates- these are all naturally occurring substances that are only removed because we like to drink smooth, clean wine. Historically, winemakers have used casein (milk protein), albumin (egg whites), isinglass (fish bladder), and gelatin (collagen from animal bones), but more and more vineyards are starting to use cruelty-free substances like bentonite (clay-based) and activated charcoal instead!

We’re still a few years away (in my estimation) from having vegan wines clearly labeled with this information, so in the meantime, it takes some research. Barnivore is the #1 guide for looking up your favorite brands, but because of its encyclopedic nature, it can be time consuming to stand in the liquor store typing in the name of every bottle you see. Of course we can order vegan wines online in most U.S. states, but who thinks that far ahead? Not me! To save you some time, these are some of the brands of vegan wines I’ve found to be most widely available! Many bottles listed here are under $15, most are under $20, and all are under $30.

All vegan wines listed are accompanied by a photo, because let’s be honest, knowing what the bottle looks like makes it 1000% easier to find it in a liquor store!

*Please note that some winemakers change their methods from year to year, depending on the quality of their grapes. This list will be updated often, but please know the most recent information I have comes from Barnivore.com 


WHITE VEGAN WINES

KRIS

Pinot Grigio

Kris is my absolute go-to wine. In Denver, it ranges from $10-$14 depending on the retailer. I find it at most liquor stores, both the small boutique shops and the larger retailers!

Order online here or find your closest retail location here

vegan wines kris pinot grigio


LITTLE BLACK DRESS

Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, & Moscato

I recently came across this budget-friendly company, and was pleased to discover their white wines are all vegan! Prices in retail stores usually range from $7-$10.

Order online here or find your closest retail location here.

vegan wines little black dress whites


CHLOE 

Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, & Prosecco

Chloe wines will be included in all sections, because all of their wines are vegan! I see the Pinot Grigio most frequently, but they also make a Chardonnay, a Prosecco, a Rose, a Pinot Noir, and a red blend. I also just discovered you can order them with customized labels on the Chloe website! What a great gift idea for holidays or bachelorette parties!

Order online here or find your closest retail location here

vegan wines chloe whites


MEIOMI 

Chardonnay

Meiomi also makes a Rose and a Pinot Noir, but Chardonnay is their only white. Their Chardonnay is typically their lowest price wine, I see it from around $16-$19.

Order online here or find your closest retail location here.

vegan wines meiomi chardonnay


DECOY 

Sauvignon Blanc

Decoy is a brand under the larger Duckhorn Vineyards (also vegan, but much pricier!), and their wines are all vegan. This was even confirmed by one of their own vegan employees! Decoy bottles sell from $17-$25.

Order online here or find your closest retail location here.

vegan wines decoy chardonnay


LES JAMELLES

Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay

The entire Les Jamelles line is vegan! Evidently, they were very concerned about potential allergen issues with the use of animal products, so they “only use products of vegetable or mineral origin” in the fining process. These wines aren’t quite as widely available as some of the others on this list (there are only two local options here in Denver), but the price is right (typically around $8-$12/bottle depending on the varietal) and you can definitely find it online!

Order online here or find your closest retail location here. (Note that Les Jamelles’ website doesn’t have a location finder. This link is a 3rd party lister and may not list every single location.)

vegan wines les jamelles sauvignon blanc


BOGLE

Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay

Bogle is another one of my go-to wines as I can usually find their Sauvignon Blanc at our local liquor stores, and I love that they have a whole page dedicated to their sustainability measures! Price per bottle is usually $9-$11.

Order online here or find your closest retail location here. (Note that Bogle’s website doesn’t have a location finder. This link is a 3rd party lister and does not list every single location; per Bogle’s website, their wine is available at most large chains and many small liquor stores.)

vegan wines bogle sauvignon blanc


NEWMAN’S OWN

Chardonnay

How did I just discover that Newman’s Own makes wine? I love buying their products when possible, because all profits go to charity. Oddly, their Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are vegan, whereas their other varietals are not. Price per bottle is typically $10-$13.

Find your closest retail location (there are a lot!) here.

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OUR DAILY RED

Chardonnay

Our Daily Red primarily makes red wines, but they also have a Chardonnay! I love this brand because of how vocal and clear they are (on their bottles and website) about not using animal products. They’re also all organic! Chardonnay bottles usually range from $9-$11 each.

Order online here or find your closest retail location here.

vegan wines our daily chard


RED VEGAN WINES

FAT CAT CELLARS

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, & Pinot Noir

Fortunately, the entire Fat Cat line is vegan! They also make a Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio. Their parent company, the Bronco Wine Company, has numerous vegan wines under their name, so I love supporting them. Bottles typically range from $8-$11.

Order online here or find your closest retail location here.

vegan wines fat cat cellars cabernet


OUR DAILY RED

Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Red Blend

I love this brand because their bottles and website clearly state that they’re vegan! This is pretty rare in the wine world. They produce mostly reds but also a Chardonnay. They’re also all organic, which is fantastic! Bottles typically range from $9-$11 each.

Order online here or find your closest retail location here.

vegan wines our daily red


RED TRUCK & GREEN TRUCK

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, & Pinot Noir

I combined Red Truck and Green Truck because these vegan wines are owned by the same vineyard; the distinction being that Green Truck wines are organic. Every wine in both of their lines is vegan! Bottles typically range from $10-$14.

Order online here or find your closest retail location here.

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CYCLES GLADIATOR 

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Syrah & Pinot Noir

The Cycles Gladiator lines isn’t quite as commonly available as some of the other vegan wines on this list, but I love them. Mostly because of this email sent by their winemaker: “We don’t use the byproducts of any creatures in anything we produce, unless you count the millions of little yeasts we force into suicidal servitude. Oh, and grapes. While it is not too unusual for a winery to use clarifying agents and the like, we are animal free.” How amazing is that? Bottles typically range from $9-$11.

Order online here or find your closest retail location here.

vegan wines cycles gladiator cabernet sauvignon


YELLOW TAIL

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Shiraz Grenache, Shiraz Cabernet, Shiraz Merlot, Big Bold Red, & Sweet Red Roo

I’m sure this is the most recognizable brand on this list, so I’m happy to report that ALL of their red wines are confirmed vegan! Unfortunately their whites are not. Because Yellow Tail is so widely distributed, prices vary widely, but most bottles I’ve seen range from $7-$10.

Order online here or find your closest retail location here.

vegan wines yellowtail reds


PICKET FENCE

Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Top Rail Red

Picket Fence is another wine owned by the Bronco Wine Company, and also one of their more widely distributed! Their whites are vegan as well. Their prices are slightly higher than others on this list, with reds typically ranging from $15-$19 per bottle.

Order online here or find your closest retail location here.

vegan wines picket fence reds


MICHAEL DAVID WINERY

This listing is a little different, because Michael David Winery varietals all have difference names, so it can be a little confusing. The two I see most frequently are shown in the images to the left: Freakshow Cabernet and 7 Deadly Zins (a Zinfandel). You can see the rest of their reds here. Aside from a few more high end vintages, bottles typically range from $16-$20.

Order online here or find your closest retail location here.

vegan wines michael david winery freakshow 7 deadly zins


NEWMAN’S OWN

Cabernet Sauvignon

I love buying Newman’s Own products when possible, because all profits go to charity. Oddly, their Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are vegan, whereas their other varietals are not. Price per bottle is typically $10-$13.

Find your closest retail location (there are a lot!) here.

vegan wines newman's own cabernet sauvignon


ROSÉ VEGAN WINES

WINC SUMMER WATER

Breakout brand Summer Water is making a solid effort to become THE rosé of summer, and they’re doing a pretty impressive job of it. They even offer memberships and bulk orders on their website, all focused on ensuring that their fans never run out of their favorite rosé. While they seem to be focused mostly on online orders, they also sell through liquor stores and retailers like Whole Foods in multiple U.S. states. in Price per bottle is typically around $18. Note, due to popularity, this wine keeps selling out! If you can’t find it, try again in a couple weeks.

Order online here or find your closest retail location here.

vegan wines rosé summer water rosé


CHLOE

Like all their other varietals, Chloe Rosé is vegan, and pretty easy to find! And, as with their other bottles, they have a special function on their website where you can print customized labels, making this the perfect gift for a birthday or engagement party!

Order online here or find your closest retail location here.

vegan wines rosé chloe


MEIOMI

Meiomi has a limited offering of varietals, but they’re all vegan and one is a rosé! The rosé is a bit pricier than their other varietals, but the quality is widely acknowledged. Price per bottle typically ranges from $18 – $25.

Order online here or find your closest retail location here.

vegan wines rosé meiomi


SPARKLING VEGAN WINES

*Note: You won’t see any super mainstream Champagnes listed here, because of my promise to keep all vegan wines under $30/bottle, and Champagne is usually quite pricy. That said, I wanted to mention that Moët & Chandon (but NOT Chandon), Dom Perignon, and Veuve Clicquot are all vegan! Just not affordable enough to make the official list. 

CHLOE 

Prosecco

Chloe wines will be included in all sections, because all of their wines are vegan! I see the Pinot Grigio most frequently, but they also make a Chardonnay, a Prosecco, a Rose, a Pinot Noir, and a red blend. I also just discovered you can order them with customized labels on the Chloe website! What a great gift idea for holidays or bachelorette parties!

Order online here or find your closest retail location here

vegan wines chloe prosecco


PIPER SONOMA

Brut, Blanc de Blancs, Brut Rosé, Cuvée Platinum

Piper Sonoma specializes in sparkling wine, so they know what they’re doing! Their Brut and Blanc de Blancs are the most widely available, both at big retailers like BevMo and smaller independent liquor stores. Bottles tend to range between $16-$18.

Order online here or look for it at your local liquor retailer. 

vegan wines piper sonoma brut


ZARDETTO

Prosecco and Cuvée

Zardetto is another winemaker that specializes in sparkling wines. All of their products have been confirmed to be vegan! Their standard Prosecco Brut runs about $11-$13/bottle. Because they’re Italy-based, their online retailer services aren’t comprehensive, so it’s best to just keep an eye out!

Order online here or look for it at your local liquor retailer. 

vegan wines zardetto brut prosecco


NICOLAS FEUILLATTE

Champagne

Okay, this bottle falls a bit outside my “affordable” goals for this page, because real Champagne tends to have a high price tag! That said, of the vegan Champagnes out there, this seems to have the lowest price tag. I saw it yesterday for $29.99, but in some places it’s closer to $40.

Order online here or look for it at your local liquor retailer. 

vegan wines NICOLAS FEUILLATTE brut


This list is preliminary, and will be added to and updated often.


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12 thoughts

  1. Thank you!! This is a wonderful resource. I laughed out loud because that is totally me at the liquor store trying to use that Barnivore website!

    1. Haha I’m glad it’s not just me! It’s sort of like going to the grocery store with a list of “every food that’s vegan in the world” and trying to see if any of those items are there. I LOVE them for creating the resource though, it’s amazing how much work they put into it!

  2. Love this! Thank you for doing this. You’ve opened me up to different wine labels. I never really thought twice about it before, but will from now on. Thanks again!

  3. Thanks for bringing this to my attention! Now I’m emailing all my favorite local KY brands to be sure they’re vegan. (Old 502 is, and it’s delicious, if you ever want to order some online and have it shipped to you. They make a really great bourbon barrel red!)

  4. Thanks! I like Barnivore, but it certainly takes a while in the store. My favorite vegan wine right now is La Crema, anything of theirs, but can’t wait to try one of the wines above!

  5. Hi!!! This is so amazing, I’ve used it many times since posting…. curious, what are your faves? I try to like reds but need smoothness & not overly sweet ones either, thanks! (instagram fan @vegluvpeacemon

    1. I’m so glad it’s helpful! Honestly, I’ve been a white wine fan for years, and Kris Pinot Grigio is always my favorite. That said, I’m drinking the Michael David “Freakshow” wine tonight and I LOVE it!

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