As the party season approaches my mind turns to champagne. Of course! I’m attending many events this season, and am hosting a few, so I did some research on vegan champagne and sparkling wines available in Australia.
My process was this: look at brands and products available locally. I picked a liquor shop that was available throughout the country – Dan Murphy’s – I don’t have any preference for this particular store but it’s a big chain so many of our readers will have access to a store. Next I looked at Barnivore and at manufacturer websites to get information on vegan friendly champagne and sparkling wines.
LAST UPDATED: 9 January 2014.
VEGAN CHAMPAGNE AND SPARKLING WINES
These are the products that DO NOT contain any animal derived ingredients such as isinglass (fish bladder), gelatin, carmine (dried cochineal beetles), casein (milk protein), chitosan (made from crustaceans) or egg.
- Brown Brothers Patricia Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2004
- Brown Brothers Pinot Meunier Sparkling 2004
- Brown Brothers Pinot Meunier Sparkling 2008
- Brown Brothers Sparkling Cienna 2009
- Brown Brothers Sparkling Dolcetto & Syrah 2009
- Brown Brothers Sparkling Dolcetto & Syrah 2010
- Brown Brothers Sparkling Shiraz 2006
- Captains Creek Sparkling Hepburn 2006
- Captains Creek V1 Sparkling Bullarook
- Champagne Fleury
- Coates Wines Consonance Sparkling Shiraz
- Dom Perignon Champagne
- Hardys Nottage Hill Chardonay
- Henkell Carstens SC Organic Sparkling Wine
- Korbel Natural Champagne
- Laurent-Perrier Brut
- Mionetto – 2009 onwards
- Moët Champagne (France)
- Mumm Champagne
- Piper Heidsek NV Champagne
- Taittinger Brut Reserve N.V.
- Veuve Clicquot Champagne
- Yalumba – all vintages from 2011 are vegan friendly, for other info please visit the Yalumba website
These are all vegan products but some, like Moet and Veuve, are vegan producs but are owned by a company that sells leather goods and condones animal testing. This is a discussion Jenna and I had a while ago and she raised a good point – would you stop buying vegan products at Coles because they also sell meat? That is something that each person has to think about and decide on.
- Brown Brothers Zibibbo
- De Bortoli
- Domaine Chandon
- Freixenet Sparkling Wines
- Grant Burge NV Pinot Noir Chardonnay
- Henkell Trocken
- Jacob’s Creek
- Lindauer Brut Cuvee
- Lindauer Special Reserve Cuvee Riche
- Mionetto – pre 2009
- Oyster Bay
- Peter Lehmann white wines
- Villa Maria wines
- Wolf Blass
Did the list surprise you? Will you have to change the brand you drink?
In any case I hope this helps you celebrate in cruelty free style during the holidays.