Israel is home to a growing number of wineries producing vegan wines, which are made without the use of animal products or byproducts in the winemaking process. Israeli winemakers use alternative clarifying agents like bentonite clay, silica gel, or activated charcoal to remove impurities from the wine, rather than animal-derived products like egg whites or fish bladder.
Many Israeli wineries also use sustainable and environmentally-friendly farming practices, such as organic or biodynamic farming, which can improve soil health and reduce the need for synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.
Examples of Israeli vegan wines include those made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Shiraz grapes, as well as some unique varietals like Carignan and Petite Sirah. Many of these wines are also labeled as kosher, indicating that they are produced in accordance with Jewish dietary laws.