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!
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Foursight Wines
Sauvignon Blanc, 2018

Bordeaux-style Sauvignon Blanc · Herbaceous, Fresh, Fruity, and Nutty · Limited wine (500 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

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Foursight Wines
Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2018

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Earthy and Fruity · Limited wine (400 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

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San Rucci Winery
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Fruity and Earthy · Rare wine (56 cases produced) · Central Valley, California

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Thumbprint Cellars
Lisa's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

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

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Thumbprint Cellars
Sonoma County Redacted, 2016

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

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Smith Devereux
Cabernet Sauvignon Limited Release, 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Complex, Spicy, and Savory · Limited wine (500 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

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Smith Devereux
IBEX Merlot Single Vineyard, 2017

California-style Merlot · Complex, Bold, Balanced, Fruity, and Smoky · Limited wine (409 cases produced) · St. Helena, Napa Valley, California

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Smith Devereux
Sparkling Pinot Noir Charismatic Fool Sparkling Rosé, N.V.

Sparkling Rosé · Earthy, Fresh, Fruity, Porch Pounder, and Balanced · Rare wine (141 cases produced) · California, California

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Smith Devereux
Sauvignon Blanc SB White Blend, 2018

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

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San Rucci Winery
California Chardonnay, 2020

California Chardonnay · Fresh, Balanced, and Fruity · Rare wine (70 cases produced) · California

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Smith Devereux
Red Blend No 3 Hand Made, 2017

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Bold, Complex, Natural, Fresh, and Fruity · 1000 cases produced · California, California

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Croma Vera Wines
Bee Sweet Vineyard Grenache, 2017

Grenache · Balanced, Floral, Herbaceous, Mineral, and Spicy · Rare wine (91 cases produced) · Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo, California

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Croma Vera Wines
Tempranillo Maduro, 2017

Tempranillo · Balanced and Earthy · Rare wine (142 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

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Croma Vera Wines
San Luis Obispo Albariño, 2019

Albariño · Balanced, Complex, Fruity, Mineral, and Saline · Rare wine (77 cases produced) · San Luis Obispo, California

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Croma Vera Wines
Red Blend Revelación, 2017

Red Blend · Balanced and Complex · Rare wine (146 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

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Croma Vera Wines
Paso Robles Tempranillo Joven, 2018

Tempranillo · Fresh, Fruity, and Mineral · Rare wine (88 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

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Croma Vera Wines
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced and Bold · Rare wine (108 cases produced) · Paso Robles Estrella District, Paso Robles, California

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Matthiasson
Napa Valley Chardonnay, 2020

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Balanced, Fruity, and Mineral · Napa Valley, Napa, California

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Liberty Lake Wine Cellars
Tahija. Chardonnay, 2019

Burgundy-style Chardonnay · Fresh, Subtle, and Balanced · Rare wine (54 cases produced) · Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Washington

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Liberty Lake Wine Cellars
Red Heaven Vineyard Zinfandel, 2018

Zinfandel · Spicy, Fruity, and Bold · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Washington

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Liberty Lake Wine Cellars
Red Mountain Syrah Reserve, 2018

Syrah · Bold, Smoky, and Fruity · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Washington

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Peter Paul Wines
Peter Paul Sonoma Coast Chardonnay Chardonnay, 2020

California Chardonnay · Complex, Balanced, Fresh, Fruity, and Oaky · Limited wine (316 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

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Byron Blatty
Lobo Vineyard Proprietary Red, 2017

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Complex · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

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Byron Blatty
Aurora Los Angeles White, 2020

White Blend · Complex, Fresh, Mineral, Subtle, and Saline · Rare wine (51 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

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Byron Blatty
Swayze, Alonso, Smith Tremor, 2018

GSM Blend · Bold, Fruity, Complex, Fresh, and Balanced · Rare wine (97 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

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Byron Blatty
Los Angeles County Rosé, 2020

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, Fruity, and Floral · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

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Byron Blatty
Los Angeles County Evident, 2018

California Syrah · Bold, Spicy, Complex, Fruity, and Oaky · Rare wine (60 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

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Byron Blatty
Los Angeles County Undertake, 2018

California-style Zinfandel · Bold, Fruity, Complex, and Balanced · Rare wine (110 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

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Teutonic Wine Company
Grüner Veltliner, 2020

Grüner Veltliner · Fresh and Balanced · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

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Teutonic Wine Company
Seafoam Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

Rosé · Fresh and Saline · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

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Teutonic Wine Company
Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, 2019

Pinot Noir · Fresh and Fruity · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Teutonic Wine Company
Boyar Wedding Feast, 2017

Merlot · Bold, Complex, and Balanced · Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon, Oregon

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Teutonic Wine Company
Willamette Valley Bergspitze, 2019

Pinot Noir · Mineral and Fruity · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Satyr Fire
Rusted Cutlass Riesling, 2020

Alsace-style Riesling · Balanced, Fruity, Fresh, Floral, and Mineral · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · McMinnville, Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Satyr Fire
Poppyfield Gewürztraminer, 2020

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

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Backstay Wine Co.
Willamette Valley Pinot Gris, 2017

Pinot Gris · Complex, Fresh, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Backstay Wine Co.
Willamette Valley White Blend, 2017

White Blend · Balanced · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Backstay Wine Co.
Rosé Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris, 2017

California Rosé · Fresh and Balanced · Rare wine (85 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Backstay Wine Co.
Hunters Reserve Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Fruity, Balanced, and Natural · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Family Secret Sauvignon Blanc, 2019

Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh, Floral, and Balanced · Limited wine (247 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Twice Removed Rosé Carignane and Grenache, 2019

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

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Fathers Watch GSC Blend Grenache, Syrah, & Carignane, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Balanced, and Fruity · Limited wine (950 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Mendocino KC Labs Syrah, 2020

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

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Sibling Rivalry Pinot Noir, 2017

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

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Kivelstadt Cellars
Old Wyves Tale Carignane, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy · Limited wine (233 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

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Kivelstadt Cellars
The Inheritance Syrah, 2015

Syrah · Bold and Mineral · Limited wine (274 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

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Adelaide Thomas Wines
Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

California Rosé · Fresh, Floral, and Balanced · Rare wine (96 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

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Adelaide Thomas Wines
Sauvignon Blanc, 2020

Sauvignon Blanc · Balanced, Fresh, and Mineral · Rare wine (54 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

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Liberty Lake Wine Cellars
Red Mountain Petit Verdot, 2018

Uncommon Red · Bold, Fruity, and Floral · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Washington

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Liberty Lake Wine Cellars
Tahija. Riesling, 2019

Other White · Fruity and Fresh · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington

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Two Shepherds
Carignan old vine, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Balanced, Fresh, Natural, and Bold · Limited wine (525 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

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Two Shepherds
Grenache Blanc, 2017

Rhône-style White Wine · Natural, Complex, Mineral, Saline, and Savory · Rare wine (148 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

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Two Shepherds
Knights Family Vineyard Syrah, 2018

Northern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Fresh, Herbaceous, and Savory · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Sonoma, California

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River Lane Vineyard
TimeFrame Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

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

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Two Shepherds
Pinot Meunier, 2019

Uncommon Red · Earthy, Balanced, Complex, Natural, and Subtle · Limited wine (225 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

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Thumbprint Cellars
Alexander Valley Carignane, 2017

Southern Rhone-style Red · Balanced, Fruity, and Spicy · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

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Thumbprint Cellars
Betsy's Vineyard Syrah, 2017

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

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Human Cellars
Öde to Rüdi-Zero/Zero Dry Riesling, 2020

Riesling · Fresh, Mineral, Funky, and Floral · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Human Cellars
Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay, 2020

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Mineral, Balanced, and Subtle · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Human Cellars
Eola-Amity Hills Gamay, 2020

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

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Matthiasson
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Fruity, Herbaceous, Fresh, and Mineral · 1674 cases produced · Napa Valley, Napa, California

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PWR Wines
Oberti Vineyard Petite Sirah, 2016

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

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PWR Wines
Napa Valley Pinot Gris, 2020

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

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Maison Areion
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

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

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Maison Areion
Chardonnay, 2018

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

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Maison Areion
Pinot Noir, 2018

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

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Maison Areion
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

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

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