We’ve compiled a list of The Best Non-Alcoholic Wines for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers, complete with our own reviews and picks for you to decide which one best fits your palette. For those that don't want all the details, we'll get straight to the point. Otherwise, keep reading!
Best Non-Alcoholic Pregnancy Red Wines
Best Non-Alcoholic Pregnancy White Wines
Best Non-Alcoholic Pregnancy Rose Wines
Best Non-Alcoholic Pregnancy Sparkling Wines
- ➔ Senorio de la Tautila Espumoso Blanco
- ➔ Domaines Pierre Chavin Perle Rose
- ➔ Domaines Pierre Chavin Perle Bleu
As a pregnant or new mom, you have a lot on your plate. Preparing for the new little bundle of joy, hosting or attending baby showers and if you’re planning on breastfeeding, you’re looking at another couple of months where whatever goes in your system also goes in the baby’s system. You have a lot to think about. But what’s the most important thing on your mind? Safety. Safety for the health and well-being of your baby before, during and after birth.
So when you heard about non-alcoholic wine, that might have been the first question to pop into your head: “Will alcohol-free wine be safe for your child?” The answer: yes. At Wines for Mothers, we have a large variety of non-alcoholic wines for you to choose from that are safe for both you and your little one to drink while pregnant and breastfeeding. To learn more about breastfeeding with non-alcoholic wine, check out our article here. Not only do these wines allow you to socialize alongside friends while drinking, but they taste great and are a safe choice for a new mom and her little one.
Before you make your decision on non-alcoholic wine, we recommend you give a few of our top picks a try. You may find yourself pleasantly surprised to find the perfect non-alcoholic wine to drink while pregnant.
So What Are the Best Pregnancy Wines?
There are many different types of wines perfect for different occasions. Sparkling wines (champagne alternatives) are great for celebrations such as Baby Shower and Birthdays while red wines are often paired with savory, rich meals. We’ve chosen our favorites based on the following types of wines: red, white, rose, and sparkling.
|Red||1||Domaines Pierre Chavin Grande Reserve Rouge||
|Intense flavors of ripened red fruits. Hints of spices and oak. Very bold, complex, and full-bodied.|
|Red||2||Elivo Zero Zero Deluxe Red||
|Much less textured than #1. Lighter on the palate but still fruity and fragrant. If you're going for an everyday wine, go for this.|
|White||1||Senorio de la Tautila Blanco||
|Light and fresh with notes of citrus. Good intensity of flavor, especially for a white wine.|
|White||2||Domaines Pierre Chavin Zero Blanc||
|A very close #2. Floral and fruit aromas. Balanced, sweet freshness with a dry finish.|
|Rose||1||Domaines Pierre Chavin Zero Rose||
|Fruit and floral aromas. Slightly sweet finish. Light, elegant, and fresh.|
|Rose||2||Senorio de la Tautila Espumoso Rosado||
|Similar to #1 with delicate fruit and floral aromas. Not a pure rose because it is sparkling, but the bubbles carry flavor.|
|Sparkling||1||Senorio de la Tautila Espumoso Blanco||
|Fruit aromas are enhanced by its bubbles that help bring out flavors. Produced with the same method as Bruts which translates to dry and delicious!|
|Sparkling||2||Domaines Pierre Chavin Perle Rose||
|Light and fresh with floral aromas. Sweeter than #1. Great for Baby Showers and Gender Reveals.|
|Sparkling||3||Domaines Pierre Chavin Perle Bleu||
|Balanced and fresh. Noticeable blueberry which is why we preferred Perle Rose. However, it is great for Baby Showers and Gender Reveals.|
At the end of the day, what tastes delicious can be subjective. We suggest selecting wines based on the occasion and pairing.
Safety of Non-Alcoholic Wine
Non-alcoholic wine provides the delicious taste and texture of regular wine, without the risk of alcohol. All of our wine recommendations have been dealcoholized to 0.0%, meaning they are perfectly safe for all ages to enjoy. While there are wines on the market that have been dealcoholized to 0.5%, we have intentionally left those options out of our suggestions.
During the winemaking process, our non-alcoholic wines are produced similar to their alcoholic counterparts. However, in the very last stages, alcohol is removed from the wine. This means that non-alcoholic wines have flavor and complexity similar to traditional wines but without the negatives caused by alcohol.
Of course, when deciding on what’s right for you, it’s always important to check with your primary care doctor and seek his or her opinion. Learn more about any potential risks with alcoholic or non-alcoholic wine during pregnancy or breastfeeding. At Wines for Mothers, nothing is more important to us than the safety of the women who consume our product. Our goal is to provide safe, delicious and sophisticated products to pregnant and nursing women.
So What Exactly Is Non-Alcoholic Wine and How Is It Made?
Non-alcoholic wine was first patented in 1908. However, the alcohol content of those products, and many products available on the market today, still hovered at about 0.5% alcohol by volume. It wasn’t until more recently, through the use of modern technologies, that wines were finally able to be dealcoholized to 0.0% or less than 0.05% alcohol by volume. Our Top Picks are limited to wines that meet our 0.0% requirement.
Now, this begs the questions, if you take the alcohol out of wine, doesn’t that make it grape juice? Honestly, it’s a bit more complicated than that. In fact, making non-alcoholic wine isn’t very different from making regular wine. First, wine is made exactly as it normally would be—alcohol included. Once grapes have been gathered, pressed and fermented, the wine is ready to be dealcoholized.
Winemakers use two main ways to remove the alcohol: distillation and filtration. Distillation is the process of distilling the alcohol off the wine through steam. Producers put the wine into a strong vacuum and heat it. As the suction of the vacuum increases, the boiling temperature of the wine decreases. This allows winemakers to heat the wine at temperatures as low as 70 degrees Fahrenheit, which distills the alcohol without overheating the wine.
The second method of removing alcohol is through filtration or reverse osmosis. With filtration, winemakers use extremely high pressure to force the wine against a membrane so fine only water and alcohol can seep through it. The process is repeated until the wine becomes a concentrate. Water is then added back into the concentrate to create non-alcoholic wine.
Why Drink Non-Alcoholic Wines?
- Pregnancy safe wines allow new mothers and mothers-to-be the opportunity to enjoy their social, sophisticated lifestyles without feeling left out. Sometimes celebrations don't seem as special when toasting with just juice and soda, which are often overly sweet.
- Studies actually show that non-alcoholic red wine is good for the heart thanks to polyphenols found in the wine.
- Non-alcoholic wines are perfect options for birthday parties and other children's events. Everyone can enjoy the wines.
- They are a safe way to satisfy those wine cravings while pregnant. Rich and complex yet safe to enjoy.
Complete Reviews of the Best Pregnancy Wines
Domaines Pierre Chavin Grande Reserve Rouge
About the Wine. Our top pick for pregnancy red wine, this French blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes does not disappoint. Grande Reserve Rouge has intense flavors of ripened fruit and hints of spices and oak similar to traditional Cabernet Sauvignon wines. This great pregnancy red wine pairs best with main courses, stews, and other rich meals. The wine is produced using traditional methods, aged in oak barrels and fermented, after which alcohol is removed. Dealcoholization after the production process ensures bold flavors and complexity without the alcohol.
Elivo Zero Zero Deluxe Red
About the Wine. Our second choice for pregnancy safe red wine, this Spanish blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes is much less full-bodied and textured than Grande Reserve Rouge. Since it is lighter, this wine is better suited for regular consumption. Lighter, however, does not mean this pregnancy wine lacks flavor. You will still notice a fruity aroma with hints of ripened red fruits. It is slightly sweet and balanced with hints of oak.
Senorio de la Tautila Blanco
About the Wine. Our top choice for pregnancy safe white wines, this Spanish wine features Airen grapes. It is light and easy to drink yet manages to carry intensity of flavor with hints of citrus. As is typical of white wines, Tautila Blanco pairs with light meals. This wine is produced through a method known as vacuum distillation at a low temperature, the most traditional and least aggressive method of dealcoholization. This sophisticated method yields a wine that preserves complex flavor perfect for pregnant moms and their family to enjoy.
Domaines Pierre Chavin Zero Blanc
About the Wine. Our second pick for white wines during pregnancy, this non-alcoholic Chardonnay is fruit forward with balanced freshness. Fantastic as a standalone wine, it has a dry finish that many enjoy. Its grapes are harvested at night to take advantage of the lower temperatures when sugar levels are most stable. Traditional winemaking and production methods are then performed before the alcohol is gently removed, maintaining the wonderful body and freshness of a premium French wine.
Domaines Pierre Chavin Zero Rose
About the Wine. Our top choice for rose wines safe during pregnancy, this French wine is produced from Chardonnay grapes. The wine has a beautiful rose color with intense floral and fruit aromas. With its slightly sweet finish, this light yet sophisticated wine goes well with desserts and counterbalances sweet desserts. This is a great wine for Baby Showers and Gender Reveal Parties because of its beautiful pink color.
Senorio de la Tautila Espumoso Rosado
About the Wine. Our second pick for a great pregnancy rose wine comes from Spain, but unlike #1 it is a sparkling wine. The bubbles add an extra element of fun while bringing out fruit and floral aromas. Pairs well with light dishes, cheese, and desserts.
Senorio de la Tautila Espumoso Blanco
About the Wine. Our top pick for pregnancy safe sparkling wines, this Spanish wine is made with Tempranillo grapes. Bubbly works very well for non-alcoholic wines because they help enhance the flavor, not to mention, they are inherently fun. Consider pairing this non-alcoholic sparkling wine with light soups, salads, and broths. This wine was made using the brut method and can standalone as a fantastic champagne, cava, or brut alternative.
Domaines Pierre Chavin Perle Rose
About the Wine. A pregnancy safe sparkling rose wine, this French wine was produced from a Chardonnay grape blend. It's light and fresh with notable floral aromas. You'll find the delicate bubbles bring out the flavors of the wine and accompany its slightly sweet freshness well. Particularly appropriate for celebrations such as Baby Showers and Gender Reveals.
Domaines Pierre Chavin Perle Bleu
About the Wine. We had to throw this wine in because of its great taste and functionality. A pregnancy safe sparkling wine, this French wine was produced from a Chardonnay grape blend like its sister Perle Rose. However, as the notable blue color suggests, this wine has aromas of blueberry. Great for celebrations such as Baby Showers and Gender Reveals, this non-alcoholic sparkling wine is a fun twist on traditional champagnes.
About the Non-Alcoholic Wineries
Domaines Pierre Chavin
Domaines Pierre Chavin was founded in the South of France by Mathilde Boulachin and Fabien Gross. Pierre Chavin is first and foremost the result of an intense passion and a dream come true by the founders. Pierre Chavin’s range of still and sparkling wines with 0.0% alcohol is rich, elegant, full of flavor and unique. The non-alcoholic collection is making waves in France and throughout the world. The winery is constantly seeking new designs and has earned number one rank of the alcohol-free market in France and many countries abroad.
Elivo is a Spanish winery that prides itself on conserving all the goodness of wine and while eliminating the drawbacks associated with the consumption of alcohol. ÉLIVO's wines are aimed at an audience which is more and more concerned with their health that does not want to forego the pleasure of tasting a good wine, or of sharing the culture and ritual associated with this product which has thousands of years of tradition.
Dealcoholization is carried out through a pressure system at low temperatures, where high pressure and a temperature of 30ºC are combined to convert the ethanol into vapor. The vapors are removed by a gas extractor and the rest of the wine remains in a liquid state without ethanol. Finally the product is filtered and bottled.
Senorio de la Tautila
Senorio de la Tautila is a Spanish winery founded by Manuel Sales Ros in 1978. Its non-alcoholic wines are the result of many selections, trials, and adjustments supervised by leading tasting professionals. Their flavor, bouquet, and texture are very similar to the wine of origin, except for the absence of alcohol. The results are fruity wines with pleasant bouquets and lighter textures and tastes than wines with alcohol.
That Concludes Our Article of the Best Wines While Pregnant
As a new or expecting mom, we know that nothing matters more than the safety of your little one. We want you to be able to relax and enjoy a glass of wine without worrying about any risks. We created this definitive guide of our Top Picks for non-alcoholic wines to give you more insight into these wonderful products. You have a lot to think about on your plate. This doesn’t have to be one of them. So find a wine you love, sit back and relax as you prepare for your new little one.
To see our full list of Pregnancy Safe Wines, click here.