Vegan Wine at Sprouts – it’s time to talk about Wine and a (mostly) organic grocery store that isn’t WFM (shocking, I know). Instead, in this post, we are going to be talking about that other Organic Grocery Store – Sprouts. The predominately California-based chain (it has 126 stores in California – that is more than double the number of stores it has anywhere else) has a great selection of Vegan Wines and that means only one thing – it is time to give Sprouts the Vegan Bev HQ treatment. In previous posts, I have talked about everything you need to know about wine, as well as the Best Vegan Wines you can find at Whole Foods Market (see 10 Vegan Wines at Whole Foods Market You Need To Know) and Vegan Wines at BevMo You Need To Try. If you are vegan and shop at Sprouts, then you are in luck because in this post I am going to talk about the best vegan wines you can find at Sprouts.
There are vegan wines available at Sprouts. Sprouts have vegan white wines such as Chardonnay, White Blends, Sauvignon Blanc, and Champagne all the way to vegan red wines such as red blends and Cabernet Sauvignon, and even vegan roses. There are vegan wines at Sprouts to suit any palate. Some of these vegan wines are even organic.
First, Is Wine Vegan?
First, a little recap. In my previous post, Why Is Wine Not Vegan – How To Know The Truth I talked about everything a vegan needs to know about wine. To give you a quick recap: most wines are not vegan. This is due to the common use of non-vegan fining agents (such as Isinglass, Egg albumin, and Milk Proteins) in the clarification process. Fining agents are added to wines during clarification to clamp together unwanted molecules, such as excess yeast and tannins which can then be easily removed during the filtration process.
And, yes, whilst there are vegan fining agents available the most commonly used remain the non-vegan versions.
How Can I Make Sure My Wine Is Vegan?
“How can I make sure the wine I buy is vegan?”. Now that is a great question. Wine labeling laws mean that winemakers are not required to list ingredients or fining agents used on wine bottles. This can make it nearly impossible to know what wines are and what wines are not vegan. Some good news is that winemakers are increasingly labeling their wines as “vegan” or “non-fined”. Sadly, the majority continue not to put anything on the labels.
This led me to want to write an article to help you sort through all of these non-vegan issues and pick a vegan wine from your favorite grocery store – in this case, Sprouts.
Vegan Wine at Sprouts – Summary Table
|Best Vegan Cabernet Sauvignon Wine at Sprouts||Best Vegan Red Wine Blend at Sprouts||Best Vegan Chardonnay Wine at Sprouts||Best Vegan White Wine Blend at Sprouts||Best Vegan Champagne at Sprouts||Best Vegan Rose Wine at Sprouts||Best Vegan Sauvignon Blanc Wine at Sprouts|
|Our Daily Wines (available via Instacart here)||Menage a Trois Silk Soft Red Blend (available via Instacart here)||Bonterra (available via Instacart here)||Frey Vineyard (available via Instacart here)||Wilson Creek Almond (available via Instacart here)||Avaline (available via Instacart here)||Bogle (available via Instacart here)|
10 Vegan Wines at Sprouts – Item-By-Item
Below is an item-by-item breakdown of my personal 10 favorite vegan wines from Sprouts. I have included links to all the relevant wines on Sprouts’ Instacart page so you can easily find them.
I have talked about boxed Our Daily Wines before in my post on vegan wines at BevMo (see Vegan Wines at BevMo You Need To Try). This entry isn’t boxed wine but bottled (… you are feeling fancier). This “cab” is certified organic and of course vegan. This Cabernet also has the added benefit of no detectable sulfites. Smooth and rich Cabernet Sauvignon with notes of dark fruit, plum, and vanilla.
Find it on the Sprouts Instacart page by clicking here.
I have also talked about Menage a Trois before. In my vegan wines at BevMo post I talked about the Menage a Trois Midnight Red blend and in my vegan wines at Whole Foods post I talked about Menage a Trois Rose (see 10 Vegan Wines at Whole Foods You Need To Know). Well, now it is time for Menage a Trois’ Silk Soft Red Blend’s time to shine.
Made from pinot noir, malbec and petit Sirah. This red blend has a berry and violet fragrance with flavors of raspberries, cherries, rose petals, and spice. The name comes from the fact it will “glide gracefully across your palate like liquid silk.” Bonus points to the Menage a Trois’ marketing team. The 2018 vintage won 91 points from the Jerry Mead New World Wine Competition in 2020.3
Bonterra was founded on a philosophy that “farming Organically produces the purest, most flavorful fruit. This holistic approach balances the land and surrounding habitat of wasps, birds and wildlife to produce wines of unmatched flavor and distinction.” This Chardonnay has gorgeous notes of citrus, pear, apple, and oak.
Find Bonterra on the Sprouts Instacart page by clicking here.
This Spanish wine is certified organic with the added benefit of no added sugars. If you love dry and crisp, then this is the wine for you. I also adore the fact that it is labeled as “vegan-friendly“ on the front of the bottle (super unusual to see vegan on the front of a wine bottle) as well as the slogan on the front of their bottle – “Wine with nothing to hide.” Big thumbs up.
Find Avaline on the Sprouts Instacart page by clicking here.
If you have read any of my previous posts on vegan wine, you will have seen Frey Vineyard mentioned several times. Frey Vineyards is an amazing wine brand that is committed to all its wine being vegan as well as sustainably made. This organic white is crisp, bright, and dry with melon and pear notes.
Find Frey White Wine on the Sprouts Instacart page by clicking here.
What if bubbles are your jam? I haven’t talked about champagne yet on this list. Well, I have a great one for you. This Wilson Creek Almond Champagne has, as you may have guessed from the name, almond flavor added. So, if you love amaretto and champagne then you should give this a try. Almond marzipan and caramelized sugar galore. Must be good as it has won a California State Fair Gold Medal.
Find Wilson Creek Almond Champagne on the Sprouts Instacart by clicking here.
Now we have the only rose on the list, which is another entry from Avaline (I mean they put “vegan friendly” on the front of the bottles so they deserved two entries). This rose is light, fresh, and French with melon notes. Not only is it “vegan-friendly” but the front of the bottle also states that it “pairs well with the warmth of the sun and the company of your best friend.”
Find Avaline Rose on the Sprouts Instacart page by clicking here.
This is the first time we have talked about Bogle here at Vegan Bev HQ. Not all of Bogle’s wines are vegan but most of them are. This Bogle Sauvignon is vegan as well as certified green. Bogle Is family-owned and operated. This Sauvignon Blanc provides unusual notes of freshly cut grass as well as passion fruit. It pairs well with many vegan meals such as “avocado and tomato a salad”, “fresh summer gazpacho”, and “asparagus lemon pasta with spring peas.”
Find Bogle on the Sprouts Instacart by clicking here.
The second entry from Frey. This time it’s their Agriculturist organic red blend. Not only is the bottle like a piece of art, but it is also a bright and sturdy red that goes well with roasted root vegetables.
Find this Frey Red on the Sprouts Instacart by clicking here.
Another entry from Our Daily Wines – this time their organic vegan red blend. This is a lighter red made of Syrah, Grenache, Ruby Cabernet, and Carignan. It provides ripe notes of cherry and raspberry with the aromas of violets. If a lighter red wine is your thing, then this red blend is for you.
Find this red wine on the Sprouts Instacart by clicking here.
Vegan Wines at Sprouts – The Final Sip
Does Sprouts have a good selection of vegan wines? Yes. Yes, they do. For a chain that is significantly smaller than something the size of “Whole Foods”, Sprouts represents well in the vegan wine category. My personal favorite? It would have to be the Almond Champagne by Wilson Creek (number 6 on the list). Champagne, like wine, can be hard to find as a vegan (since many also use the same fining agents), but the flavor combo of almonds with “champagne” makes for an interesting and great flavor profile you just can’t get in other drinks.
*You can double-check the vegan status of the above wines via the links in the below references.
…now you know.
Beverage makers may change ingredients and/or manufacturing processes. Always double-check ingredients before purchasing any beverages.
Please Drink Responsibly.
Like What You Are Reading
Need to know more? Think your favorite beer or wine is vegan? How about your favorite Vodka, Tequila, or Gin – think those are vegan? Time to find out – check out some of my other articles:
- 10 Vegan Wines At Trader Joe’s You Need To Try
- 10 Vegan Wines at Whole Foods Market You Need To Know About
- Vegan Wines at BevMo You Need To Try
- Is Alcohol Vegan? How to Know the Truth
- Is Liquor Vegan? How to Actually Pick Vegan Liquor
- Is Whiskey Vegan? How to Actually Pick Vegan Whiskey
- Is Tequila Vegan? How To Really Pick Vegan Tequila
- Is Gin Vegan? How To Really Tell Vegan Gins Apart
- Is Vodka Vegan? Hidden Surprises to Know About in Vodka
- Is Ginger Ale Vegan? Everything You Need To Know
- Is Beer Vegan – Introducing the Secrets to Finding Out
- Why is Wine Not Vegan – How to Know the Truth?
- Is Champagne Vegan? Revealing the Truth Behind the Bubbles
- Is Cider Vegan? How to Know the Pressing Truth
- Is Hard Seltzer Vegan? How to Really Tell
- Is Ginger Ale Vegan? Everything You Need To Know