We all know that wine is made using grapes, so there is a huge assumption that all wines are vegan friendly. However, this isn’t always the case. Some wineries will use egg whites or casein (a protein found in milk) to remove small particles from the wine that are missed during the filtration process. While this is known to be an effective method, there are other ways you can achieve the same result and still be vegan friendly.
With the rise of vegan friendly products, some wineries are turning to plant based products to filter particles out of their wines. And as more wineries are turning to vegan methods of filtration, there are more vegan wines available. The next time you purchase wine, think about the production process and see if there are any vegan friendly options for you to choose from.
Today we’re going to go over some of the top vegan wines available at Healthy Hampers and let you know what hampers they are included in. Take a look at what options are available to organise a completely vegan friendly gift for your friends, family members, and work colleagues.
Are there any benefits from drinking vegan wine?
While it can be easy to purchase vegan wines, is there any reason that you should? At Healthy Hampers, we know how important it is to look after your body and give back to the Earth. However, if you are struggling to know why you should turn to vegan safe wines, here are some benefits that might tempt you.
Vegan wines are more environmentally friendly
The most fundamental part of being vegan is living off a plant based diet. While this can also include home products and clothing, the most notable change is consuming plant based products. Being vegan can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ensure you have a smaller carbon footprint. As vegan wine is usually organic, there are fewer chemicals used throughout the production process, making them healthier for you and the environment.
Vegan wines are cruelty free
As mentioned above, vegan wines are created and filtered using plant based alternatives. This means that there is no animal involvement throughout the production process. Non vegan companies tend to use animal byproducts during production, while vegan friendly alternatives will stick to options that are cruelty free. Purchasing vegan friendly wines will show your support for animal rights and their wellbeing.
Vegan wines have lower levels of sulphites
Sulphites are an additive to foods to help them maintain shelf life, colour and prevent the growth of fungi or bacteria. As this can be an allergen for some individuals, looking for wines that are free from or have few sulphites can be beneficial to their health. Sulphites can be a natural product of fermentations, which means while they are not completely absent in vegan wines, there are lower levels of them. Any sulphites found in organic or vegan wine are naturally produced rather than added during the production process.
What are the best vegan wines?
Now that we have gone over some of the benefits, let's talk about some of the best vegan wines at Healthy Hampers. Whether you prefer red or white wine, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. At Healthy Hampers, a lot of our vegan wines can be found in hampers, but we also have additional options in our Make You Own Hamper section and Extras page. Down below we have listed some of our top vegan wines and where you can find them. Have a look at our suggestions and see if there’s anything your friends, family members or work colleagues will enjoy.
Take a look at our favourite vegan red wines
Red wines are known for their rich, deep flavours and textures. Red wines range from opaque purples to pale ruby and pair well with bold foods. A lot of the time they work exceptionally well with vegan Italian pasta and tomato based dishes. With that slight background in vegan red wines, let’s have a look at what options are available.
Farm Hand Organic Cabernet 750ml (VF | O | GF)
Our Farm Hand Organic Cabernet is grown and produced in the Monash Valley of South Australia. It’s a vegan red wine that is organic and pairs well with most deep dishes. With a bouquet of mellow red fruits, herbal perfume and mocha oak, it’s the perfect addition to any vegan gift you’re creating. You can add this bottle to any of our hampers through our Extras page or in our Make Your Own Hampers section.
Farm Hand Organic Merlot 750ml (VF | O | GF)
As a fourth generation winegrower, the Grigoriou family exceeds expectations with their vegan wine production. With a typical black and red berry fruit flavour and a subtle hint of cigar and light vanilla, our Farm Hand Organic Merlot delivered a fantastic combination of flavours that pairs with any rich flavoured dish. Being vegan friendly, gluten free and organic, it makes a fabulous addition to any hamper. Currently, this wine is only available on our Extras page and through our Make Your Own Hamper section.
Silence Of The Lambs Heathcote Shiraz 750ml (VF | GF)
With a rich bouquet of prunes, licorice and plumbs, this fantastic vegan red wine has a deep palate perfect for ageing. As a vegan wine from Australia, it’s made with respect to animals with limited chemicals used. As one of our favourite vegan red wines, we know your recipient will enjoy it too. Our Silence of the Lambs Heathcote Shiraz is only available on our Extras page and Make Your Own section.
Nature's Harvest Organic Shiraz 750ml (VF | GF | O)
Nature’s Harvest creates organic vegan wines with low levels of additives. Their Organic Shiraz is a soft, round style with notes of pepper, plumb, spice and a touch of oak. It pairs well with any deep, rich, flavourful meal and will leave your taste buds hungry for more. You can find this vegan red wine in our Two Wines & Gluten Free Snacks, Extras page and Make Your Own Hamper section. Find out more about the wine by reading our product description.
Farm Hand Organic Shiraz 750ml (VF | O | GF)
We are all familiar with shiraz wines, but have you tried our Farm Hand Organic Shiraz? With notes of red berry fruit, plumbs, sweet spice, and a hint of savoury oak, a glass of this vegan red wine has all the components for a fantastic dinner accompaniment. Each bottle is vegan friendly, organic and gluten free. While this hamper is available on our Extras page and Make Your Own Hamper section, you can also find it in the following hampers.
Check out our top vegan white wines
White wines are made from ‘white’ grapes that usually have a yellow or green hue, and different grapes are used to make different types of sparkling wines and champagnes. Some white wines are perfect for sweeter fruits and vegetables, while others work well with filling foods. All white wines are different, and the best way to learn how to pair them is by doing a little research. Now that some of the basics have been covered, take a look at our top vegan white wines.
Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label Champagne 750ml (VF | GF)
The Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label is one of the more recognisable champagnes in the world. This vegan white wine has delectable flavours of buttered toast, brioche and biscuits, to complement its fine acidic flavour. Our Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label Champagne is a fantastic accompaniment to any celebratory occasion. Simply add this vegan white wine to your hamper from our Extras page or Make Your Own Hamper section.
Butterfly Kiss Organic Chardonnay 750ml (VF | O)
Using environmentally sustainable methods, our Butterfly Kiss Organic Chardonnay is created from fruit grown in an organic certified vineyard. Buttery, nutty aromas are accompanied by fragrant citrus notes. The complex flavour combinations create an experience we know your recipient will enjoy. You can find this vegan white wine on our Extras page or through our Make Your Own Hamper section.
Moet Brut Imperial Champagne NV 750ml (VF | GF)
Characterised by its bright fruitiness and an elegant maturity, Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial is well known and loved champagne, but did you know it was vegan friendly? The bouquet of pear, citrus and brioche create a flavourful experience perfect for any celebratory occasion. While we don’t have any pre-made hampers featuring this exquisite bottle, you can add it through our Make Your Own Hamper feature or from our Extras page.
G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut Champagne NV 750ml (VF | GF)
With consistent quality and a pristine finish, our G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut Champagne NV is the perfect addition to any vegan gift. As a vegan white wine, this incredible beverage has a complex aroma of fresh fruit and caramel. It’s a fantastic celebratory champagne that can be added to any of our pre-made hampers through our Extra page or you can create your own vegan gift in our Make Your Own Hamper section.
Nature's Harvest Organic Chardonnay 750ml (VF | GF | O)
For those who are more conscious about what goes into their body’s, this is the perfect wine for them. With notes of peach and mandarin, this is a delectable vegan white wine to accompany any light, fragrant meal. This fantastic wine can be found in our Two Wines & Gluten Free Snacks or on our Extras page and Make Your Own Hamper section. Just remember to read the product description to ensure this is the best option for your recipient.
At Healthy Hampers, we have a large selection of indulgent vegan wines for you to choose from. And with a range of vegan wines from Australia and across the globe, we have a little something for everyone to enjoy. Take a look at our collections and add a vegan wine to your delectable hamper.