Natural Wine with Vegetarian Cuisine

Natural wine and vegetarian cuisine are like a match made in heaven. They both share an ethos of simplicity, purity, and respect for nature. This guide is your ticket to understanding and enjoying this perfect pairing. You'll get the lowdown on the best natural wines from Europe's finest regions, including Spain and Italy, and how they can elevate your vegetarian dishes to a whole new level. Let's dive in and explore this tasty journey together!

What is Natural Wine?

Natural wine is the wild child of the wine world. It's made with minimal intervention, both in the vineyard and the winery. This means organic or biodynamic grapes, and little to no additives during winemaking. The result? A wine that's vibrant, unique, and f&%king full of life.

Key Characteristics



Organic or biodynamically grown


Minimal to none (no artificial stuff)

Flavor Profile

Fresh, lively, often surprising

The Perfect Match: Vegetarian Dishes and Natural Wine

Imagine this: a plate of grilled Mediterranean vegetables next to a glass of crisp, natural white wine. That's the kind of magic we're talking about. Natural wines, with their fresh and pure profiles, are a dream alongside vegetarian dishes. They don't overpower; they enhance.

  • Light and Fresh: Think salads and raw veggies. Pair with a light-bodied natural white or rosé.
  • Hearty and Earthy: Grilled mushrooms or a veggie stew? Go for a medium-bodied red.
  • Spicy and Flavorful: Asian-inspired veggie stir-fry? A slightly sweet or aromatic natural wine is your friend.

Spain's Natural Wines: Bold and Beautiful

Spain isn't just about flamenco and paella; it's a treasure trove of natural wines. From the cool, green region of Galicia to the sun-drenched hills of Andalusia, Spain offers a defiant array of natural wines.


Wine Type

Grape Varieties



Albariño, Godello



Tempranillo, Garnacha



Palomino, Pedro Ximénez

Each sip tells a story of the land and the passionate winemakers who defy convention.

Italian Elegance: Organic Wines

Italy, the land of 'la dolce vita', excels in creating wines that are as elegant as they are natural. From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the volcanic soils of Sicily, Italy's organic wines are a testament to the country's diverse terroir.


Wine Type

Grape Varieties



Sangiovese, Chianti



Nero d'Avola, Catarratto



Prosecco (Glera)

These wines are not just a drink; they're an experience.

Europe's Hidden Gems

Beyond Spain and Italy, Europe is dotted with regions producing stellar natural wines. From the mineral-rich Rieslings of Germany's Mosel Valley to the robust reds of France's Rhône Valley, there's a whole continent of flavors to explore.

  • France: Burgundy (Pinot Noir), Rhône Valley (Syrah)
  • Germany: Mosel (Riesling), Baden (Spätburgunder)
  • Austria: Wachau (Grüner Veltliner)

Each region offers a distinct taste, a unique expression of its landscape.

Pairing Tips and Tricks

Pairing wine with food is an art, and with natural wine, it's a breeze. Here are some tips to make your vegetarian meals shine with the perfect wine:

  • Match Intensity: Light dishes with light wines, hearty dishes with fuller-bodied wines.
  • Contrast Flavors: Spicy food with a slightly sweet wine can be a delightful contrast.
  • Experiment: The beauty of natural wine is its variability. Try different pairings and find your favorite.

Remember, there are no hard and fast rules. Trust your palate and have fun!

Your Next Move: How to Enjoy

Now that you're armed with knowledge, it's time to explore. Head over to our canned wine collection and pick your favorites. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or enjoying a quiet night in, these wines are ready to defy expectations and delight your senses.

  • Shop Smart: Look for labels that say "organic," "biodynamic," or "natural."
  • Serve Right: Chill your whites and rosés, but don't be afraid to slightly chill a red for a refreshing twist.
  • Enjoy Fully: Sip, savor, and let the natural flavors dance on your palate.

The Defiant Way to Wine and Dine

So there you have it, a complete guide to rocking natural wine with vegetarian cuisine. It's all about enjoying the simple pleasures, exploring new flavors, and defying the ordinary. Natural wine isn't just a drink; it's a lifestyle. Embrace it, enjoy it, and let the good times roll. Cheers to the defiant spirit in all of us!