Wines for Plant-Based foods

January 1st, 2023 | Mary Domange

Whether you are a full time vegetarian or vegan, or prefer to eat a more plant-based diet after the Christmas festivities, a delicious glass of wine can take even the most humble supper to the next level. Here are a few of our favourite wines to pair with vegetable and grain based dishes.

While I am not a vegetarian or a vegan, I do prefer to eat a largely plant-based diet, very often washed down with a delicious glass of ethically made, organic wine. In the spirit of drink less, drink better and being conscious of the provenance of what I consume, here are some of my favourite wines for vegetable and grain based dishes.

It's not the colour that counts

Both red wine and white wine will work and as I've said before, the most important things to consider are the weight of the wine - how full bodied or how light it is, how aromatic the wine is and whether the food is salty, spicy, sweet or all three!

All of the wines below are also vegan so work for anyone on a fully plant-based diet. For more about what constitutes a vegan wine, please read my blog here.

Best wines to drink with grains and pulses

One of the most exciting things about pairing many of the most common plant-based and vegetarian foods with wines is that there are so many options.

Best budget wines for grains and pulses

Pinot Grigio Single Vineyard 2022, Hilltop

Nero d'Avola, La Mura

Best mid-range wines for grains and pulses

Encosta do ale Galego Colheita Branco 2021, Adega M Cordeiro

Malbec Cahors Clos du Colombier AOC 2019, Domaine de Lavaur

Best wines to drink with rich vegetable stews

Best budget wines to drink with rich vegetable stews

Verdejo IGP Tierra de Castilla Vegaval Plata 2021, Bodegas Miguel Calatayud

Rioja DOC Red 2022, Don Sancho de Londono

Best mid-range wines for rich vegetable stews

Poggio Al Sondolo IGT 2022 Tenuta Maiano

Talento Jumilla DOP Cuvee Alto 2020, Ego Bodegas

Best wines to drink with spicy plant-based food

Best budget wines for spicy plant-based food

Tursan AOC 2022 Blanc, La Cave des Vignerons Landais

Cabernet Sauvignon IGP Pays d'Oc 2019, Nouveau Monde

Best mid range wines for spicy plant-based food

Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2022, Weingut Familie Rauen

Assemblage 2022, Fabre Montmayou

Wines for Plant-Based foods

White Wines and Red Wines that pair perfectly with a range of vegetarian, vegan and plant-based foods
Pinot Grigio Single Vineyard 2019 Hilltop - Wine at Home
Pinot Grigio single vineyard 2022, Hilltop
£11.00
£11.00
Pinot GrigioHungaryDanube11%Fresh & Fruity
Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC 2021, La Mura
Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC 2021, La Mura
£12.50
£12.50
Nero d'AvolaItalySicily13.5%Full & Fruity
Encosta do Vale Galego Colheita Branco 2021, Adega M. Cordeiro
Encosta do Vale Galego Colheita Branco 2021, Adega M. Cordeiro
£13.50
£13.50
Arinto, Fernão Pires, MalvasiaPortugalTejo13.5%Crisp & Aromatic
Malbec Cahors AOC 2016 Domaine de Lavaur - Wine at Home
Malbec Cahors Clos du Colombier AOC 2019, Domaine de Lavaur
£13.15
£13.15
MalbecFranceSouth West14.5%Fruity & Harmonious
Verdejo Vegaval Plata DO Valdepeñas 2019 - Wine at Home
Verdejo IGP Tierra de Castilla Vegaval Plata 2021, Bodegas Miguel Calatayud
£12.05
£12.05
VerdejoSpainValdepenas12%Fresh & Floral
Rioja DOC Red 2022, Don Sancho de Londono
Rioja DOC Red 2022, Don Sancho de Londono
£12.75
£12.75
Garnacha, TempranilloSpainLa Rioja13.5%Smooth & Fruity
Poggio Al Sondolo IGT 2022, Tenuta Maiano
Poggio Al Sondolo IGT 2022, Tenuta Maiano
£16.15
£16.15
Chardonnay, SauvignonItalyTuscany13%Aromatic & Fresh
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Talento Jumilla DOP Cuvee Alto 2020, Ego Bodegas
Talento Jumilla DOP Cuvee Alto 2020, Ego Bodegas
£15.75
Mundus Vini Gold Medal, 91 Wine Enthusiast
£15.75
MonastrellSpainJumilla14%Full & Fruity
Tursan AOC 2022 Blanc, La Cave des Vignerons Landais
Tursan AOC 2022 Blanc, La Cave des Vignerons Landais
£12.50
£12.50
Baroque, Gros Manseng, Sauvignon BlancFranceSouth West12%Fresh & Floral
Cabernet Sauvignon IGP Pays d'Oc 2019, Nouveau Monde
Cabernet Sauvignon IGP Pays d'Oc 2019, Nouveau Monde
£11.50
£11.50
Cabernet SauvignonFranceLanguedoc13.5%Fruity & Spicy
Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2018 Weingut Familie Rauen - Wine at Home
Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2022, Weingut Familie Rauen
£17.00
Decanter World Wine Awards 90/100
£17.00
RieslingGermanyMosel11.5%Fresh & Floral
Red wine from Argentina made from malbec, merlot and cabernet sauvignon grapes.
Assemblage 2022, Fabre Montmayou
£13.80
Winemaking Legend
£13.80
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, MerlotArgentinaMendoza13.5%Expressive & Spicy

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