First All-Vegan Wine Club Launches in United States

Vegan Wines is the first of its kind in the US to deliver artisanal, cruelty-free wines to members' doorsteps.

America’s first all-vegan wine club debuted this month with the mission of bringing transparency to the wine industry. California-based Vegan Wines is the first to source 100-percent plant-based wines from around the world to subscribers across the nation. “Vegan wines is not just about wine,” founder Frances Gonzalez said. “It’s about knowing exactly what you’re drinking.” Gonzalez learned about the filtration process of most wines—where egg whites are used as a fining agent and animal byproducts are used to fertilize the soil—while touring Bordeaux, France. “When I came back from Europe, I went to check all my favorite restaurants [for vegan wine],” Gonzalez told VegNews. “Many people gave me the confused look, even some of the sommeliers in restaurants. I was pretty frustrated that nobody was able to explain anything.” Now, to ensure the wines she handpicks are completely free of animal ingredients, Gonzalez visits small, family-owned vineyards to learn about their winemaking process, including their ecosystem, soil, and climate. “Our approach at Vegan Wines is a personal and intimate one in that we share our vineyard visits with our members,” Gonzalez said. “I want club members to have the whole experience of the wines we’ve discovered, from the vine to the glass.” Members receive three different bottles of wine every two months at a cost of $90 to $135 per shipment, accompanied by a story of Gonzalez’s trip to the vineyards, and vegan recipes she developed with chef Sunny Gandara that pair with each wine. Members will also receive tips on wine and plant-based food pairings, as well as exclusive event invitations. “We are happy that people are starting to become just as discerning about what they are drinking as they have been in the recent years about what they are eating,” Gonzalez said.

More News

Avocados That Last 50 Percent Longer Debut at Costco

The popular toast-topper is wrapped in an organic plant-based preservation skin made by tech company Apeel Sciences.
Read More »

80-Year-Old Food Brand Goes Vegan

Heritage Health Food plans to transition its entire brand to be free of animal products by 2019 and launch innovative new vegan foods geared to mainstream markets.
Read More »

Canada's Senate Passes Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act

Cruel cosmetic testing on animals may soon become a thing of the past in Canada.
Read More »

Month-Long Vegan Festival Kicks Off in London

V For festival will hosts events featuring vegan food, cruelty-free fashion, art, and fitness throughout the month of August.
Read More »

Vegan Cheese Sales Spike by 45 Percent in 52 Weeks

Consumer research firm Nielsen reveals new consumer statistics, including that African-Americans are 48 percent more likely than the average American consumer to purchase vegan food.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »