It’s no secret that wine is delicious. But what if you want to drink a glass of wine but you’re vegan? Well, the good news is that there are some excellent options out there- and we’ve found six of the best for under $20!
6Ft6 Pinot Noir
This deep ruby wine is a Pinot Noir, and it has all of the flavours that one would want in this variety. It starts with bright cherry and red plum notes on the palate, but gives way to earthy flavours as well. Vanilla emerges after some time spent breathing off-the-chill; dark chocolate also appears later for an added complexity over its silky smooth finish which makes you savor every sip!
Price: $18.95 per bottle
Three Dark Horses Shiraz
From one block on the old Romano Vineyard comes this McLaren Vale Shiraz, at its best. You’ll experience briary fruits and subtle spice with a musky aftertaste before you’re drawn in by dark berry flavours and elegant tannins bursting from every corner of your mouth.
Awards: GOLD / 95 Points: New World Wine Awards 2019 NZ. James Halliday Wine Companion: Named in 2019 Top Ten Dark Horses Wineries.
Price: $24.99 per bottle (yes yes, we know. But watch for this on special, it’s worth it)
Monterra McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon
Blackberries and blackcurrants are the dominant flavours in this wine, mixed with a bit of spice. The cassis dominates the nose while it’s still present on your palate after you swallow: think fresh berry jam over vanilla wafers!
Awards: Gold Medal – World Wine Championships 2018. Bronze Medal – CWSA Best Value 2019. 94 Points – Sam Kim Wine Orbit.
Price: $19.95 per bottle
OUR TOP PICK – 6Ft6 Rosé
A soft and delicate pink rose with a sweet aroma that is sure to make your heart sing. With strawberry, raspberry, and hints of savory flavours in the mix, you’ll fall into this romantic moment for hours on end.
Price: $19.99 per bottle
Farm Hand Organic Chardonnay
This delicious, well-balanced wine is made of organic Chardonnay. It has a citrus taste with the aromas from sweet nectarine and creamy notes that come through as you drink it. The flavours in this elegant beverage are predominantly stone fruit like peach or apricot mixed with grapefruit and oranges for an amazing flavour combination!
Price: $13.99 per bottle
Round Theory Sustainable Pinot Gris
Notes of apple and pear color this Marlborough Pinot Gris, giving it a clean palate that is as lively as the grapes.
Price: $17.95 per bottle
Dan Murphy’s has made it extra easy to find great vegan wines in any price range with a new filter feature for Vegan-Friendly wines. Simply head to the Wine search page and select “Vegan-Friendly” from your list of filters, which will simplify your journey down wine lane by removing all animal products you may have mistakingly picked up. Nobody really wants that, do they?