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Sulfite free wines

I have sought out and found a few wines which don't seem to bother my "added sulfite" sensitivity (both to wines and other foods). The first one I came across was Coturri Winery in Glenn Ellen, CA. ( The reds & rose are pretty darn good.

Also, "Le Enfante Terrible" series of wines from Dasche Cellars are very drinkable with very low sulfite.(

My latest find is Hawley Winery ( in Sonoma. Have tried pretty much all of their wines with no ill effects. Again, it has very low amounts of added sulfites. We spoke with their winemaker before even trying, and have been VERY pleased with the results.

If you look at some "old vine" single vineyard European wines you will also find little or no added sulfites. Tenuta Torciano ( in San Gimignano Province of Siena, Italy, is an example of one of these. There are no added sulfites, even though the US labeling requires them to show that they "contain" sulfites.

Good luck on YOUR search, and please post any other wines you should find which don't cause you any problems.

Apr 10, 2013
Deborah Roe in Wine

Sulfite free wines

Thanks! Have been drinking Tony's (Coturri) wines for a couple of years now with no ill affects. Their wines are very full flavored, and have not yet had a "bad" bottle. We are careful with wine storage, and try to have it shipped in cool weather. Would like to find more California wineries which do not add sulfites. The natural occuring ones don't seem to bother me at all, but the artificial ones, whether in food or wine, causes migranes. Tony also makes wine for Cruz de Comal, a great Texas wine!

Feb 14, 2011
Deborah Roe in Wine