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!
Foursight Wines
Sauvignon Blanc, 2018

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

Interesting Winemaking ...
Foursight Wines
Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2018

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

Interesting Winemaking ...
San Rucci Winery
California Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Fruity, Earthy, and Fresh · Limited wine (250 cases produced) · California, California

Barrel-aged
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
San Rucci Winery
California Chardonnay, 2020

California Chardonnay · Fresh, Balanced, Fruity, and Mineral · Rare wine (130 cases produced) · California, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
ThereAfter Wine Company
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
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

Hand-harvested
Croma Vera Wines
Tempranillo Maduro, 2017

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

Hand-harvested
Croma Vera Wines
San Luis Obispo Albariño, 2019

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

Hand-harvested
Croma Vera Wines
Red Blend Revelación, 2017

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

Hand-harvested
Croma Vera Wines
Paso Robles Tempranillo Joven, 2018

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

Hand-harvested
Croma Vera Wines
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

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

Hand-harvested
ThereAfter Wine Company
ThereAfter Grenache Village, 2019

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

Other
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

Other
Byron Blatty
Lobo Vineyard Proprietary Red, 2017

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

Organic Farming
Byron Blatty
Aurora Los Angeles White, 2020

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

Organic Farming
Byron Blatty
Swayze, Alonso, Smith Tremor, 2018

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

Organic Farming
Byron Blatty
Los Angeles County Rosé, 2020

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

Organic Farming
Byron Blatty
Los Angeles County Evident, 2018

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

Organic Farming
Byron Blatty
Los Angeles County Undertake, 2018

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

Organic Farming
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
Backstay Wine Co.
Willamette Valley Pinot Gris, 2017

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

Morning Harvest
Backstay Wine Co.
Willamette Valley White Blend, 2017

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

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

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

Morning Harvest
Backstay Wine Co.
Hunters Reserve Pinot Noir, 2015

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

Morning Harvest
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 ...
Adelaide Thomas Wines
Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

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

Organic Farming
Adelaide Thomas Wines
Sauvignon Blanc, 2020

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

Biodynamic Farming
ThereAfter Wine Company
Riesling Fountaingrove, 2020

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

Sustainable Farming
ThereAfter Wine Company
Bedrock Vineyard Merlot, 2020

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

Interesting Winemaking ...
ThereAfter Wine Company
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
ThereAfter Wine Company
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 ...
Two Shepherds
Carignan old vine, 2018

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

Hand-harvested
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

Hand-harvested
Two Shepherds
Knights Family Vineyard Syrah, 2018

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

Hand-harvested
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
Two Shepherds
Pinot Meunier, 2019

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

Hand-harvested
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
Matthiasson
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019

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

Noteworthy Topography
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
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
San Rucci Winery
San Benito Montepulciano, 2020

Uncommon Red · Bold, Earthy, and Fruity · Super rare wine (45 cases produced) · San Benito, San Benito, California

Organic Farming
Fresh Wine Co.
Sonoma Valley Rosé Primitivo, 2021

Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · 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 ...
ThereAfter Wine Company
Accenti Sparkling Pet Nat, 2021

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

Interesting Winemaking ...
ThereAfter Wine Company
Accenti Rosé Barbera, 2021

Rosé · Balanced, Fruity, and Fresh · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · California

Hand-harvested
ThereAfter Wine Company
Contra Costa Accenti Verdelho, 2021

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

Rare Varietal
Hamilton Family Wines
Hamilton Vineyard Rosé Grenache, 2021

Rosé · Balanced · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Hamilton Family Wines
Hi-Vista Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Sauvignon Blanc · Balanced, Fresh, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (55 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Hamilton Family Wines
Placida Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2018

Pinot Noir · Balanced · Rare wine (130 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
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
Hamilton Family Wines
The Phoenix Bordeaux Blend, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Balanced · Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Hamilton Family Wines
Maus Vineyard GSM, 2018

GSM Blend · Balanced · Rare wine (175 cases produced) · Moon Mountain District Sonoma County, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
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, Sweet, Balanced, and Mineral · 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
Hamilton Family Wines
Indian Springs Ranch Sauvignon Blanc, 2018

Sauvignon Blanc · Savory, Fresh, and Mineral · Rare wine (146 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Hand-harvested
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
Hamilton Family Wines
Sonoma Coast Rosé Pinot Noir, 2018

Rosé · Balanced · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
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
Human Cellars
"Sayar Mah" Passe-Tout-Grains, 2021

Red Blend · Fruity, Subtle, and Balanced · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Organic Farming
New arrival
Social Creatures
Hannah Chenin Blanc, 2021

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

Barrel-aged
New arrival
Social Creatures
Egon Cabernet Franc, 2021

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

Barrel-aged
New arrival
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

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