grape Vegan Friendly

You may be shocked to learn that not all wine is vegan (!!) This isn’t because of what’s inside (grapes), but rather how it’s clarified. 

Clarifying, or fining, a wine happens at the last stage in the winemaking process and removes hazy particles and tiny molecules, such as proteins, tartrates, tannins, and phenolics. These materials are all natural and in no way harmful, however, modern wine-drinkers aren’t used to seeing these in their bottles! 

Traditional fining agents include casein (a milk protein), albumin (egg whites), gelatin (animal protein) and isinglass (fish bladder protein); note that these materials do not stay in the final wine, but are precipitated out along with the haze molecules. 

Thankfully for vegans out there, more wineries are leaning into alternative fining agents, such as bentonite and activated charcoal. Additionally, as natural wine and minimal-intervention wines gain popularity, winemakers may forgo this process. Look for “not fined” or “not filtered” or “vegan” on the label -- or simply shop below to know you’re drinking vegan!
Thumbprint Cellars
Lisa's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Earthy and Woody · Rare wine (195 cases produced) · Knights Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Thumbprint Cellars
Sonoma County Redacted, 2016

Red Blend · Earthy and Spicy · Limited wine (268 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Other
Smith Devereux
Sauvignon Blanc SB White Blend, 2018

Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh and Complex · Limited wine (997 cases produced) · California, California

Sustainable Farming
Accenti
ThereAfter Cabernet Sauvignon Escher Vineyard, 2019

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Complex, Subtle, and Fruity · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Hand-harvested
Accenti
ThereAfter Grenache Village, 2019

Grenache · Carbonic, Fresh, Herbaceous, Spicy, and Complex · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

Other
Satyr Fire
Poppyfield Gewürztraminer, 2020

Gewürztraminer · Complex, Floral, Fresh, Herbaceous, and Spicy · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

Hand-harvested
Kivelstadt Cellars
Twice Removed Rosé Carignane and Grenache, 2019

Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (240 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Kivelstadt Cellars
Mendocino KC Labs Syrah, 2020

Syrah · Carbonic, Fruity, and Funky · Limited wine (217 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Accenti
Riesling Fountaingrove, 2020

Riesling · Fresh, Floral, and Mineral · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Fountaingrove District, Sonoma, California

Sustainable Farming
Accenti
Bedrock Vineyard Merlot, 2020

Merlot · Fruity, Balanced, Subtle, and Complex · Super rare wine (46 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Accenti
Cabernet Sauvignon Three Gardens, 2019

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Complex, Floral, Fresh, and Fruity · Super rare wine (19 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Organic Farming
Accenti
Fizzy Spell Sparkling 4-pack of 250mL Cans, N.V.

Sparkling · Floral, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · California, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
River Lane Vineyard
TimeFrame Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Balanced · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

DTC Only
Maison Areion
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon · Earthy, Mineral, and Herbaceous · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Maison Areion
Chardonnay, 2018

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Floral and Mineral · Rare wine (98 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Barrel-aged
Maison Areion
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Fresh and Subtle · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Award Winner
Maison Areion
Pinot Noir, 2018

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Fruity, Oaky, and Subtle · Rare wine (72 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Unique Climate
Thumbprint Cellars
Betsy's Vineyard Syrah, 2017

Southern Rhone-style Red · Complex, Smoky, and Fruity · Knights Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Human Cellars
"L'influence Du Bouys" Gamay, 2020

Uncommon Red · Complex, Earthy, and Spicy · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Almost Sold Out
PWR Wines
Oberti Vineyard Petite Sirah, 2016

California Petite Sirah · Bold, Complex, and Fruity · Rare wine (197 cases produced) · Suisun Valley, California

Barrel-aged
PWR Wines
Napa Valley Pinot Gris, 2020

Pinot Gris · Floral, Fruity, Fresh, and Mineral · Rare wine (98 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Morning Harvest
Sold Out
PWR Wines
von Ammon Cabernet Sauvignon, 2020

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold, Complex, and Fruity · Super rare wine (22 cases produced) · Oakville, Napa Valley, California

J.C. Winemaker
Everybody Zins, 2018

Zinfandel · Balanced, Earthy, Fruity, Natural, and Fresh · Rare wine (145 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Sustainable Farming
J.C. Winemaker
Seventh Day Rosé, 2020

California Rosé · Fresh, Fruity, Floral, and Balanced · Rare wine (70 cases produced) · North Coast, California

Winery Favorite
J.C. Winemaker
Everybody Zins, 2017

Zinfandel · Spicy · Rare wine (134 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Sustainable Farming
J.C. Winemaker
Seventh Day Rosé, 2019

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, and Fruity · Rare wine (72 cases produced) · North Coast, California

Other
J.C. Winemaker
Everybody Zins, 2016

California Zinfandel · Fruity · Rare wine (72 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Almost Sold Out
PWR Wines
Capay Valley Rosé, 2021

Tavel-style Rosé · Floral, Fresh, and Complex · Rare wine (56 cases produced) · Capay Valley, Yolo, California

High Altitude Vineyard
J.C. Winemaker
Everybody Zins, 2019

California Zinfandel · Complex, Fruity, and Balanced · Rare wine (116 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Fresh Wine Co.
Sparkling Primitivo Pet-Nat, 2020

Sparkling · Sweet and Fresh · Rare wine (56 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Sustainable Farming
Fresh Wine Co.
Fire Fuego Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Orange · Carbonic, Fresh, and Fruity · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Sustainable Farming
Maison Areion
Chardonnay, 2019

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Fresh, Fruity, and Natural · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Accenti
California Sparkling Pet Nat, 2021

Pét nat · Balanced, Floral, Fresh, Fruity, and Mineral · Super rare wine (48 cases produced) · California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Accenti
Contra Costa Accenti Verdelho, 2021

Uncommon White · Balanced, Floral, Fresh, Fruity, and Mineral · Limited wine (320 cases produced) · Contra Costa, California

Rare Varietal
J.C. Winemaker
Seventh Day Rosé Pinot Noir, 2021

Rosé · Floral and Fruity · Rare wine (70 cases produced) · Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, California

High Altitude Vineyard
PWR Wines
Flocchini Vineyard Syrah, 2020

California Syrah · Bold, Earthy, Complex, and Savory · Rare wine (62 cases produced) · Petaluma Gap, Sonoma, California

Hand-harvested
Amrita Cellars
Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, 2017

Pinot Noir · Earthy, Floral, Balanced, Mineral, and Complex · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Award Winner
Amrita Cellars
Pinot Noir Russian River, 2018

Pinot Noir · Complex · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Sonoma, California

Award Winner
Amrita Cellars
SEIZA Viognier/Grenache Blanc Sonoma Coast, 2021

White Blend · Fresh, Balanced, Fruity, and Floral · Super rare wine (3 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Satyr Fire
Ancient Shores Chardonnay Chardonnay Articulate, 2020

Chardonnay · Complex, Fresh, Mineral, Saline, and Fruity · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Soil That Matters
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Paso Robles Rosé Zinfandel, 2019

Rosé · Balanced, Fruity, Complex, and Bold · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Award Winner
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Paso Robles Zinfandel Estate, 2019

Zinfandel · Balanced · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Barrel-aged
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Paso Robles Biofusion, 2019

Red Blend · Balanced · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Barrel-aged
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Petite Sirah Estate, 2019

California Petite Sirah · Balanced · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Barrel-aged
Kivelstadt Cellars
Sibling Rivalry Pinot Noir, 2018

Pinot Noir · Earthy · Limited wine (295 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
Kivelstadt Cellars
Twice Removed Rosé Carignane and Grenache, 2021

Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (628 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Kivelstadt Cellars
Fathers Watch GSC Blend Grenache, Syrah, & Carignane, 2019

Southern Rhone-style Red · Balanced, Earthy, and Fruity · Limited wine (749 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Almost Sold Out
Kivelstadt Cellars
Family Secret Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Sauvignon Blanc · Balanced, Floral, and Fresh · Limited wine (584 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Almost Sold Out
Kivelstadt Cellars
The Inheritance Syrah, 2016

Syrah · Bold and Mineral · Limited wine (212 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
Human Cellars
Öde to Rüdi-Zero/Zero Dry Riesling, 2021

Riesling · Fresh, Mineral, Funky, and Floral · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Biodynamic Farming
Human Cellars
"L'influence Du Bouys" Gamay, 2021

Uncommon Red · Complex, Earthy, and Spicy · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Biodynamic Farming
Social Creatures
Hannah Chenin Blanc, 2021

Chenin Blanc · Fresh, Mineral, and Saline · San Benito, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Social Creatures
Egon Cabernet Franc, 2021

Cabernet Franc · Balanced, Earthy, and Herbaceous · San Benito, California

Unique Climate
Satyr Fire
Nectar Flow Myriad White, 2021

Alsace-style Riesling · Earthy, Mineral, Fruity, Spicy, and Floral · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Barrel-aged
Fresh Wine Co.
Sonoma Valley Primitivo, 2021

Other Red · Fresh, Natural, and Fruity · Rare wine (135 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Sustainable Farming
New arrival
Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Corinne Sparkling Grenache, 2020

Mèthode Champenoise Sparkling · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

New arrival
Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Corinne Grenache, 2017

Grenache · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

New arrival
Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Corinne Syrah, 2017

California Syrah · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

New arrival
Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Corinne Mourvèdre, 2019

Southern Rhone-style Red · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

New arrival
Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Wine Tree Farm Bypass Red, 2019

GSM Blend · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

New arrival
Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Wine Tree Farm Marley Rosé, N.V.

Rosé · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

New arrival
Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Wine Tree Farm SypSyrah - Port-style Dessert Wine Syrah, 2020

Port-style wine · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

New arrival
Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Wine Tree Farm SyrGreMour – A Syrah based blend, 2019

GSM Blend · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

New arrival
Aum Cellars
Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced · Napa, California

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