Now and then, it’s nice to sit back and relax with a glass of cold and refreshing wine. Although the fruity or woodsy taste is crisp, sometimes the twinge of alcohol can be too much.
The taxing effects alcohol can leave on your body feeling sick and asking for a break.
Whether you aren’t in the mood for an alcoholic beverage, can’t drink alcohol at the moment, or are avoiding it altogether, there are similar tasting alternatives.
Believe it or not, the delicious sweet, bitter, and sparkly flavors of wine can be thoroughly delicious even without the buzz of alcohol. The taste can even be better.
Here is a list, not placed in any specific order, of the best non-alcoholic wines to leave you feeling refreshed without the effects of alcohol.
Wine is supposed to be enjoyed, and can be, without alcohol. I believe these wines can attest to that.
Ariel Cabernet Sauvignon
Ariel Cabernet Sauvignon is a red wine beverage with as little as below half a percentage of alcohol volume, making it non-alcoholic.
Ariel is a well-known dealcoholized wine vineyard located in San Jose, California, whose goal is the highlight the health benefits of non-alcoholic wine.
Not only does Ariel’s Cabernet Sauvignon capture the same rich flavors as its alcoholic counterpart with oaky flavors of black currants, cherry, blueberries, and chocolate, but it’s done so in fewer calories and for a less expensive price.
Cabernet Sauvignon has always been a delicious wine, but with a healthy twist, Ariel’s version is the perfect replacement, especially for the calories saved. Yummy and healthy is always a great combination.
Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 0% Alcohol
Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 0% Alcohol finds a way to have even fewer calories than our previous non-alcoholic wine on our list and still keeps its delicious flavor.
With notes of lime, lemony shortbread, and other fruity, citrusy flavors, this wine is crisp and refreshing.
With the lack of alcohol, this Sauvignon Blanc is full of energy and leaves you feeling great after a glass or two. With a hint of dryness, it’s not overly sweet with a perfect balance.
Their vineyard is located in New Zealand where, instead of making non-alcoholic wine from scratch, they remove the alcohol from the wine once it’s been made.
This process provides a bold and flavorful taste that I find impressive!
Chateau De Fleur Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Wine Champagnette
Chateau De Fleur Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Wine Champagnette is the first sparking non-alcoholic wine on our list, taking the form of bubbly champagne.
This wine is crafted by Weibel Vineyards, a family winery in California that started from the ground up in 1946.
From there, they began growing vineyards and creating the most delicious wines, which also became wines without alcohol.
Despite the non-existent alcohol in this fancy bottle, it still incorporates the rich notes of apple and peach and offers a delicious opportunity for non-alcoholic mimosas for a morning celebration.
This sparkling wine is fully made of juice, creating a refreshing alternative. I was blown away by how close to the real thing this sparkling wine tastes.
Regis Chardonnay De-Alcoholized Wine
St. Regis Chardonnay De-Alcoholized Wine is light and aromatic with beautiful notes of fruit and flowers.
More specifically, this non-alcoholic Chardonnay keeps its pear and apricot flavor made from just grapes, less than a half percent of alcohol, and with as little as 50 calories.
With its dry alcoholic counterpart, St. Regis Chardonnay De-Alcolhized Wine creates a well-balanced alternative that focuses on the fruity aromas and pear taste. The flavor is even more so delicious.
What makes this wine special is St. Regis’s focus on de-alcoholized wine. With a wide variety of options, their experts are at making tasty wine that doesn’t need alcohol to be enjoyed.
Upon tasting, I can say they are doing an excellent job.
Codorníu Zero Alcohol-Free Sparkling Wine
Codorníu Zero Alcohol-Free Sparkling Wine is another bubby alternative on our list that derives from Spain.
The Codorníu Winery has more than 450 years of wine-making history, making it the longest-lasting winery in Spain.
Its impressive history is a testament to its flavorful wines, and while they’re known for their delicious alcoholic wines, the zero alcohol sparkling white wine still incorporates the richness of this centuries-old winery.
The high citrusy flavors are fresh and leave you feeling invigorated. Despite this wine being crafted more recently than other drinks in the Codorníu Winery’s cellar, you can still taste the brand’s rich history.
This was one wine I was not sure about but enjoyed upon tasting its bright, fresh flavor.
Leitz Eins Zwei Zero Riesling
Leitz Eins Zwei Zero Riesling is from a winery in Germany where non-alcoholic wines have been in production for around 70 years.
With experience and knowledge on how to make delicious non-alcoholic wine, their Leitz Eins Zwei Zero Riesling is a top choice with how fresh and tasty it is.
Without the bitter taste of alcohol weighing this Riesling down, it pairs even better with specific foods and feels lighter than its drier alcoholic counterpart.
This white wine isn’t vintage, but its cheaper-than-most price still offers a delicious, citrus flavor that keeps the dryness so many people love.
If you enjoy a dry wine, I highly recommend this non-alcoholic version.
Luminara Chardonnay Alcohol Removed
Luminara Chardonnay Alcohol Removed is a California de-alcoholized wine from the Napa Valley, leaving it with flavors of apples and lemon cream.
Luminara is a brand made specifically to create non-alcoholic wines, and its fruit is fresh from the Napa Valley.
The fruit from Napa Valley leaves the flavors rich but keeps Chardonnay’s usual drier flavor.
There is less than a percentage of alcohol in this white wine with its crisp aftertaste.
Luminara Chardonnay Alcohol Removed is a perfect alternative for someone who loves the flavors of Chardonnay but needs a zero alcohol diet.
I was wowed by how authentic it tastes with its fruit notes boldly shining through.
Stella Rosa Non-Alcoholic Peach
Stella Rosa Non-Alcoholic Peach is one of the more extravagant flavored de-alcoholized wines on our list due to the white peach and wildflower honey tastes it provides.
Even the bottle itself captures the deliciousness of this wine. This peach wine adds a unique flavor to our list of non-alcoholic options, making it a crowd-pleaser that deserves attention.
The Stella Rosa brand was originally for alcoholic beverages but had recently added its line of non-alcoholic wines.
They’re based in California and represent the San Antonio Winery. They have a reputation for creating beautifully vibrant and tasteful wines.
Peach is a personal favorite, and I was pleasantly surprised by the subtle interplay between the fruit and honey in this wine.
TÖST Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Beverage
TÖST Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Beverage is a white tea, ginger, and white cranberry bubbly champagne.
Another unique flavor on our list, the TOST Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Beverage is all-natural with under 50 calories.
TOST offers refreshing and healthy ways to enjoy non-alcoholic mocktails or to use for cocktails. Based in California, TOST sparkling beverages are perfect for hot summer days.
Also coming in multiple unique flavors, TOST is a brand known for its delicious and sweet non-alcoholic wines.
The company dedicates itself to ensuring everyone feels included during a celebration, so whatever reason you’re steering clear of alcohol, TOST is a party favorite.
TOST holds a special spot on this list because white tea is another personal favorite.
Fre Alcohol-Removed Merlot
Fre Alcohol-Removed Merlot is a wine made with grapes from California’s marine-influenced vineyards.
The grapes are left to grow, and the flavors become even stronger over time, packing Fre Alcohol-Removed Merlot with delicious tastes.
With the combination of plum, cherry, and spices, Fre is a dry wine that tastes amazingly real. I would recommend this Merlot to anyone who truly enjoys bold-tasting wines.
Fre is also an alcohol-removed wine brand, so when they slowly take the alcohol out of the wine, it leaves the fresh, delicious flavors of the grapes.
It’s perfect for unique and fancy occasions where wine is suitable but you don’t want to drink.
Martinelli’s Sparkling Blush
Martinelli’s Sparkling Blush is made purely of juice without an ounce of alcohol.
Its blush refers to the raspberry flavor with notes of apple. It’s bubbly and fruity, a perfect combination for a summer mocktail.
Martinelli’s is a well-known brand with non-alcoholic drinks in stock for many years, so their sparkling blush is a reliable and delicious alternative to a glass of alcoholic wine.
Based in California, Martinellis gets its fruit fresh and all-natural from trees and plants.
Martinelli’s is a true favorite and never disappoints with its smooth, fruity taste. Their sparkling blush turns juice into fancy mocktails perfect for any occasion.
Noughty Alcohol-Free Sparkling White Wine
Noughty Alcohol-Free Sparkling White Wine is not only alcohol-free but crafted with purely organic ingredients.
On top of that, this sparkling white wine is also vegan, making it safe for every diet that wants to avoid alcohol.
It has a medium-dry palate, created with the sweet taste of apples and pears and its naturally dry wine palate. Noughty recommends it as a chardonnay that maintains its rich flavor minus the alcohol.
The makers of the Noughty Brand love wine and have dedicated their brand to showing others wine is still delicious and worthy even without the alcohol.
I can appreciate any brand that places focus on health and taste, and the wine is delicious.
Throwing wine nights and similar events are known for the inevitable tipsiness that follows, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The wines on this list are ones I think can provide fun without the unpleasant after-effects of alcohol.
The truth is wine can be delicious with or without alcohol, but non-alcoholic wines help you lead a much healthier life; while still capturing the deep and rich flavors of their alcoholic versions and without weighing you down.
Wine is a delicacy used to celebrate many special occasions and should be enjoyed even when no alcohol is present.
If you are tired of alcoholic beverages but are missing the intense, delicious flavors that come with them, this list of the best non-alcoholic wines offers options to enjoy wine in its purest form.
If you can enjoy a glass of wine with alcohol, you should also check out the best wineries to visit in the US!