Looking to try great tasting, high quality, low alcohol or non-alcoholic drinks? Get ready to clink your glasses the alternative way.
Don’t whine over no wine! Just as Dry July is well and truly underway, most Australians are also looking to take on the challenge of dismissing our much beloved tipple and replacing it with some (often underwhelming) alternatives. Until now, that is.
Whether it’s for Dry July and beyond, or whether you want to explore some booze-free drinks for a health change, we’ve found the 10 best low-alcohol and non-alcoholic Australian wines to add to your 2021 drink list. Cheers!
The Best Low-Alcohol Australian Wines:
Lindeman's Low Alcohol Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir
Celebrate non-alcoholic drinks in style thanks to Lindeman’s Low Alcohol Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir with only 0.5% alcohol. Despite its low alcohol rating, this drop still delivers that sharp, dry edge most chardonnay lovers look out for in a renowned sparkling wine. So if you’re opting to go dry(ish) this Dry July, pop open this Lindeman’s creation to explore a wine variety you never knew you needed.
Lindeman's Maiden Press Sparkling Shiraz
Made in South Australia, this Australian grown tipple is perfect for those opting to take on the Dry July challenge with a different low alcohol spin. With less than 0.5% alcohol, Lindeman’s Maiden Press Sparkling Shiraz is also made with a less sugar; so not only will drinkers be tantalised by the classic juicy berry flavour and subtle apple notes, but it is also the perfect leaner wine choice for your next festivity. Serving suggestion: pairs perfectly with barbecued meats.
Edenvale Premium Reserve Sparkling Shiraz
Who knew that low-alcohol wine could still taste great? Part of Edenvale’s Premium Reserve alcohol-removed range, this classic Australian Shiraz will add some sparkle by the fireside. A must-add to your drinks list in 2021, Edenvale’s Sparkling Shiraz features tantalising aromas of blackberry and currant fruit with hints of oak and smoky exotic spice making for a luscious indulgence. Despite its charming experience, this drop is considered a low-alcohol wine with less than 0.5% alcohol per volume.
Edenvale Low Alcohol Sparkling Rosé
Edenvale Low Alcohol Sparkling Rosé Nothing beats basking in the sun on a weekend picnic with a book in one hand and a glass of rosé in the other. Now, thanks to Edenvale’s Low Alcohol Sparkling Rosé, your tipple won’t set you back from reality with its less than 0.5% alcohol volume. Fresh and lively with rich fruit flavours, this drop has a delightful aroma of rose petals, redcurrants and berry fruits. Clean and refreshing on the palate, this Sparkling Rosé provides the perfect accompaniment to any celebration.
Edenvale Low Alcohol Sauvignon Blanc
Think of this great tasting low-alcohol wine as the perfect tipple that encompasses South Australian produce. A must-add to your drinks list, Edenvale’s Sauvignon Blanc is fresh, fresh and wonderfully distinguished by its bowl of fruit flavours. But, in true Edenvale fashion, it doesn’t stop there. With a palate of capsicum, ripe gooseberry and herbaceous fruit aromas, this straw-green coloured wine contains less than 0.5% alcohol by volume and is best paired with this Chilli and Mexican Snapper Ceviche.
The Best Non-Alcoholic Australian Wines:
Funky Monkey Pinot Noir
Just in time for any booze-free celebrations, the Funky Monkey range was carefully hand-crafted using small batch boutique winemaking techniques to deliver full-flavoured, zero-alcohol tipples. Made with quality grapes sourced from premium dry-grown South Australian vineyards, the Pinot Noir displays red fruits on the nose with a savoury edge. To taste drinkers can expect characters of dried herb and spice with a touch of natural fruit sweetness. A must-try in 2021.
Banrock Station Sparkling Infusion Green Tea
Made in Australia, Banrock Station Sparkling Infusion Green Tea provides an alternative and modernised taste to non-alcoholic wine. Using a bewitching blend of sparkling green juice and green tea, the end result on the palate is a fruity, creamy and deliciously deep blend of flavour thanks to its charismatic list of ingredients. It’s booze-free, tastes great and will have you hooked even when Dry July ends. Serving suggestion: accompany your drop with a range of truffled cheeses and distinctly salted meats.
McGuigan Zero Alcohol Rosé
If you can’t go a day without rosé, then taking the lead this Dry July with McGuigan’s Zero Alcohol Rosé. Part of their contemporary alcohol-free range, McGuigan’s Zero Alcohol Rosé is bright and light to say the least. Rich with aromas of delicate red fruits and rose petals, one sip of this gorgeous Australian made non-alcoholic wine will have you tasting delicious flavours of strawberry and pink grapefruit with a crisp and refreshing finish. Serving suggestion: if time permits, try making your very own frozen McGuigan Zero Alcohol Rosé at home.
McGuigan Zero Sauvignon Blanc
We get it. Regardless of your reason, giving up your favourite wine varietal is hard. This is why McGuigan’s Zero Sauvignon Blanc has got you covered. Resembling the taste of the real deal, this zero alcohol wine will find tasters experience an invigorating and full flavoured taste. Dry July, Christmas in July and beyond; this drop is perfect for any occasion when you opt for booze-free drinks. Serving suggestion: pair this drop with a heartier dish like this Otway Pork’s easy Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder recipe.
NON Non-Alcoholic Box
Not willing to sacrifice on flavour and originality this Dry July? NON may just be the one. Taking the stress out of finding the perfect fit, NON’s Non-Alcoholic Box is packed with three distinct zero alcohol drops that encapsulate an orgasmic blend of heavenly flavours. Think Raspberry & Chamomile, Hibiscus & Lemon or Yuzu & Cinnamon – and it’s all made in Melbourne! Serving suggestion: a general all rounder, we recommend you pair this Non-Alcoholic Box with Fried Cauliflower or this heavenly Plum Tarte Tatin recipe to finish.
Looking for other non-alcoholic drink alternatives? Check out our list of 8 Australian made Non-Alcoholic tipples. Or, if you want to explore some zero alcohol picks, this fun Personality Quiz will Reveal what Non-Alcoholic Beverage you are.