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What Is Orange Wine, And Is it Vegan?

by Toni Olukiran

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Orange wine is having a resurgence, as people are filling their glasses with the stuff all over Instagram. So what is it exactly, and is it vegan-friendly? Read on for everything you need to know about it. 

What is orange wine?

Orange wine is a type of wine made not with oranges, but with white wine grapes that are prepared differently from standard white wine. In typical white wine production, the grapes are crushed and the skins of the grapes separated quickly before fermenting. In orange wine production, white wine grapes are crushed by the skin is left on which gives it its amber-coloured hue — and thus why it’s called orange wine. 

Is orange wine vegan?

Like red and white wines, it depends on the manufacturing process. Wine is typically refined to improve colouring and clarity, but fining agents can include isinglass (gelatin from fish bladders), or casein (milk protein). There are vegan-friendly orange wines out there though — like this Winzer Krems Gruner Veltliner 2019.

Love orange wine? Let us know in the comments below your favourite vegan picks. 

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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