For those of us who identify as wine snobs, it can be difficult to stay the course when a diet restricts alcohol consumption. And let’s be honest, most diets and healthy lifestyles require that alcohol intake be moderate, at the very least—fair enough! I know that once I get a glass or two in me, the second plate of french fries seems eminently reasonable. But if you’ve ever been curious about the keto diet (or you are currently following it), you’ll be happy to know that it is possible to enjoy your nightly glass of vino thanks to a few delicious keto wine brands.
Have you ever tried the ketogenic diet? For the diet-averse such as myself, it is an appealing option. It’s a low-carb, high-fat diet that puts the body in a state of ketosis, which burns fat for energy at a high level of efficiency. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which supplies energy to the brain. The best part? Chocolate, cheese, meat, and even some wines are good to go while on a keto diet. Phew!
But here’s the thing, not all wines are keto-friendly. In general, you want to stick with wines that have low or non-existent sugar content, are low in carbohydrates, and have lower alcohol content. In general, that means a drier wine, like those from France, Italy, and Greece. If a wine is sweet, then it’s probably not keto. Apologies to dessert wine lovers!
Scroll on to learn more about keto wine brand options:
- Pinot Noir
- Champagne (Brut)
- Dry Chardonnay
- Pinot Grigio
- Cabernet Sauvignon
Wines to avoid on keto
- Asti Spumante
11 keto wine brands we love…
This crisp, fresh white wine blend has no sugar, 2.4 grams of carbs, and a low ABV of 11.5%, making it a dream keto wine. It’s absolutely delicious and one of my faves!
If you’re a bubble lover then you’ll be pleased to know that champagne is considered low-carb, averaging three to four grams per five-ounce serving. Bottoms up!
This incredibly refreshing pinot grigio has four grams of carbs, two grams of sugar, and 12% ABV, making it a great option for those looking to enjoy keto-friendly white wine on a hot day.
This round, rich, and bright pinot not only has zero sugar and three grams of carbs, but it’s pesticide-free and natural.
This wine club sends its members quarterly shipments of natural wines from all over the world. All of their wines are bone dry, with less than one gram of sugar per liter. Their lab-tested wines never pass 12.5% ABV, and some are as low as seven percent. You can’t go wrong, and it’s incredibly convenient!
These unique little wine bottles are made from healthy, delicious crops with minimal intervention. They have zero sugar, no added chemicals, two grams of carbs, and 14& ABV.
FitVine’s wines are fermented until they are dry, with incredibly low sugar levels under a gram of sugar. They taste clean and full-bodied, but with no flavor additives and sulfites that make it easy to drink and a breeze for your body to process.
This creamy, multi-dimensional sauvignon blanc from New Zealand has a 13% ABV, and since it’s bone dry it has a minimal amount of sugar.
This gorgeous red wine has only .28 grams of carbs and 12% ABV per serving, so you can enjoy the fruity and spicy flavors of this medium-bodied dry wine while on keto.
Coming in with an ABV of 10.5%, zero sugar, and five grams of carbs per serving, this velvety German wine can’t be missed.
Zero carbs, zero sugar, and 11.5 ABV? Yes, please! This fresh, dry, and pleasantly acidic sparkling white wine is just what we need this summer.