From spring to fall, summer to winter - there is never a bad time for non-alcoholic white wine! You can pour up a glass of alcohol-free vino and enjoy your favorite varieties year-round - entirely guilt-free, mind you!
But today we’re going to elevate your NA wine-drinking experience even further. In this short discussion on the best non-alcoholic white wines for every season, you’ll find your new favorite variety based on seasonality.
From Pinot Grigio to Brut, Chardonnay, and a whole lot more - at Boisson, there is an alcohol-free counterpart to all the classic grape varieties you’re used to. While these are delicious year-round, they truly shine in certain seasons.
We’re not going to hold you in suspense any longer - here are the best non-alcoholic white wines for every season!
What are the Best Non-Alcoholic White Wines for Every Season? Our Top Year-Round Picks
Ready to discover your favorite non-alcoholic white wine picks for every season? Keep in mind - these can be enjoyed at any time of year, in any setting. However, if you want to elevate your experience even further, try matching these varieties based on the seasonal recommendations that are to follow.
We'll kick things off by discussing the best non-alcoholic white wines for spring below.
Best Non-Alcoholic White Wine for Spring
For many, spring is the best time of year. The cold weather is giving way to warmer, longer days, the flowers and shrubs outside start to bloom a bit, and something is in the air that just puts that extra pep in our step!
But what makes springtime even better? A glass of vino, of course! Whether you're kicking back to relax outdoors while watching the sunset or you want something to sip on while you prepare dinner - our personal favorite is non-alcoholic Rosé sparkling wine. Why? It's crisp, refreshing, and has just a hint of sweetness - making it the perfect addition to any springtime activity!
To really enjoy this recommendation to the fullest, we encourage you to go with a lighter, herbal style of rosé. This variety will come from Provence or other appellations in the south of France. We particularly recommend pairing this with some of those great spring foods - such as asparagus, artichokes, or light salads!
Now - in terms of which particular winery you should go with, here are a few bottles that won't disappoint:
Thomson & Scott - Noughty Alcohol-Free Sparkling Rosé: elegant, celebratory, and purely made - this delightful pour comes from southern Spain and pairs remarkably with salt, spice, and Asian cuisine. It offers a peachy pink hue in the glass with berry aromas and a red fruit palate.
Surely - Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Rosé: this vintner is dedicated to creating sophisticated, stigma-free NA wines. And this particular rosé they've developed is a must-try for any enthusiast. It was brought to life through a collaboration with some of the most well-respected Sonoma winemakers. The fruity, sparkling pour offers notes of guava, kiwi, strawberry, and a hint of melon.
Best Non-Alcoholic White Wine for Summer
As we move from spring into summer, the days get even longer and hotter - which means that our go-to wines need to be refreshing, crisp, and light. While there are a few different varieties that could fit this description perfectly, our personal favorite is pinot grigio.
This grape variety hails from the northernmost regions of Italy, where it benefits from cooler weather and higher acidity levels. Pinot Grigio is the perfect white wine to enjoy on a hot summer day - whether you're firing up the grill for a BBQ or simply enjoying a quiet evening at home. We recommend serving this wine well-chilled, as it will help accentuate its refreshing qualities even further.
In terms of which brands you should go with, one option stands alone - and that is Giesen - Non-Alcoholic Pinot Grigio.
This New Zealand-based winery has won awards for this variety - and once you get that first sip on your palate, you'll realize why. It's a perfect replication of traditional Pinot Grigio - effortlessly capturing the same acidity and soft-fruit flavors you know and love. It pours pale with flower blooms, lychee, and red apple aroma giving way to stone fruit flavors and a touch of muscat grape. Of course, you can expect some hints of cream and spice before an off-dry finish.
If you're looking to pair this wine with food, you can't go wrong with anything salty! However, it works well all on its own too.
Best Non-Alcoholic White Wine for Fall
Fall is a wonderful time of year - the leaves start to change color, the air gets a bit cooler, and we can finally break out our cozy sweaters and boots! Of course, some of our favorite holidays - Halloween and Thanksgiving - fall under this season, too. So which type of non-alcoholic white wine should you go with during autumn?
For us, it's Riesling every time. This grape variety is incredibly versatile - and it pairs perfectly with all of the warm, comforting foods we love to enjoy during the fall months. Whether you're serving up a hearty turkey dinner or just snuggling up with a good book - Riesling is the way to go.
When shopping for a bottle of non-alcoholic Riesling, we recommend going for one that has lower sugar levels. This will help to balance out the natural sweetness of the grape and make it more food-friendly. Our personal recommendation to anyone seeking this variety is always Leitz - Eins Zwei Zero Riesling Non-Alcoholic White Wine.
This vintner is regarded as one of the best in the country - effortlessly bringing the magic of Germany's vineyards to the rest of the world. And this particular Reisling offers a wonderful balance of sugary sweetness with acidity for a crisp, refreshing, clean glass of white. It offers a pale appearance in the glass with orange citrus, rhubarb, and tarragon aromas. That first sip reveals a cornucopia of lime, citrus, red apple, and of course, sugar! As we mentioned though, the sweetness is offset by acidity for a very drinkable wine.
Best Non-Alcoholic White Wine for Winter
Some dread winter - the cold, short days can really take a toll. And we get that - but we prefer to see the beauty in winter. This season forces us to spend more time indoors with family and friends, embracing true bonding over board games, movie nights, dinners - and of course, non-alcoholic wine!
So what's the best pick for a winter tipple?
For us, it has to be a Chardonnay. This white grape variety is incredibly popular all over the world - and for good reason. It offers a perfect balance of fruitiness and acidity, making it dangerously easy to drink. And while there are many different styles of non-alcoholic Chardonnay out there, we tend to gravitate towards the more full-bodied varieties during winter.
We love this grape so much that we dedicated an entire article to discussing the best non-alcoholic chardonnay substitute currently on the market. But we'll spare you the hassle of clicking through and finding it yourself - you can't go wrong with Thomson & Scott - Noughty Alcohol-Free Sparkling Chardonnay.
Yes - this vintner is making their second appearance, as we recommended their Rosé earlier. There's a reason we love these guys so much though! They create their products with a spirit of playfulness and transparency that has won the hearts of NA wine lovers worldwide. This alcohol-free sparkling chardonnay is an elegant ode to the iconic original.
It's pale yellow in color with a classic apple aroma. This is paired with a slightly sweet, ripe fruit palate and a medium-dry, chalky finish. Whether you're pairing alongside hors d'oeuvres and mild, buttery dishes or just unwinding with a glass before bed - this is an excellent candidate for winter time - or any season for that matter!
Is There an Alcohol-Free White Wine That Shines in ALL of These Seasons?
We've given you our personal favorite type of non-alcoholic white wine based on spring, summer, winter, and fall. These year-round picks will exceed your expectations - trust us! However - keep in mind that these are just recommendations. You can enjoy our spring pick during summer, our fall pick during winter - etc.
However, if you're looking for our absolute favorite alcohol-free white whine variety that shines year-round - regardless of seasonality - we have to go with a Moscato.
Moscato is a fruit-forward, aromatic white wine that offers everything we love about wine - without the alcohol. This variety is light-bodied and slightly sweet, making it perfect for those who don't normally enjoy dry wines. And while it's often seen as a dessert wine, its delicate sweetness means it can be enjoyed on its own or alongside a meal.
It's pale in color with greenish hues and offers aromas of peach, apricot, nectarine, and honeysuckle. The palate is pleasantly sweet with flavors of citrus fruits, peaches, and nectarines. And the finish is refreshingly clean with moderate acidity.
Moscato is the perfect wine for any occasion - whether you're kicking back on a summer day or cozying up by the fireplace in winter. No matter the season, this non-alcoholic white wine will always hit the spot! And as we've said a few times throughout, the same can be said of rosé, chardonnay, riesling, pinot grigio, brut, sauvignon blanc - you name it!
Ready to Try These Non-Alcoholic White Wines Yourself?
We hope you enjoyed this quick guide on the best non-alcoholic white wines for every season. As you can see, there's truly a refreshing, delicious, and guilt-free vino for every time of year.
Now that you know which ones to try - what are you waiting for? Head over to our online non-alcoholic liquor store and stock up on your favorites today. We have all the top non-alcoholic white wine varieties from the most sought-after winemakers in the NA industry. That's not all - you'll also find all your other wine varieties, including non-alcoholic red wine.
If you want to learn more about alcohol-free wines, you'll find awesome resources throughout our blog - including the best non-alcoholic alternatives to wine, and an in-depth review of the most common question we get asked at Boisson: is non-alcoholic wine good for you? Explore our full website today and experience all the fun that non-alcoholic wine and spirits have to offer you!