Guide to 1920 Wines' non-alcoholic wines

Dec 26, 2022

Late last year, 1920 Wines released their first non-alcoholic wine, a crisp and fruity non-alcoholic Pinot Grigio. It was an Australian take on the classic Italian varietal and within weeks, this previously unheard-of wine became a best-seller. In fact, Sans Drinks customers loved it so much, they were ordering it by the case!

1920 Wines Non-Alcoholic Pinot Grigio and a glass of non-alcoholic wine on top of a kitchen bench

Since then, 1920 Wines have released a non-alcoholic Sauvignon Blanc and more recently, a non-alcoholic rosé. Given the success of their non-alcoholic Pinot Grigio, I wasn’t surprised the new 1920 Wines are also considered to be among the best non-alcoholic wines at Sans Drinks. 

This exclusive guide has the inside scoop on 1920 Wines and their range of non-alcoholic wine which I hope will help you get the most out of every drop. 

Introducing 1920 Wines 

1920 Wines is a boutique non-alcoholic wine brand made at a traditional winery located in the iconic South Australian wine region. With years of viticulture experience under their belts, the winemakers at 1920 Wines experimented with traditional winemaking techniques and the latest de-alcoholisation technology until they perfected their methods. 

While 1920 Wines are secretive about the exact process, I can tell you they have adopted a variation of the spinning cone technique, which allows them to remove the alcohol from traditionally made wine without damaging its delicate flavours and aromas. 

And if you’re wondering why they named the brand 1920 Wines — it was inspired by the year that prohibition was introduced. I imagine the temperance movement would have been a lot more popular if high-quality non-alcoholic wine was available back then!

Grape to glass 

With both warm, sunny days and a cool ocean breeze, South Australia has a global reputation for producing premium wine. Within South Australia, there are a number of microclimates, and from the valleys to the hills, different vineyards produce different tasting grapes. This means when 1920 Wines set out to find grapes for their non-alcoholic wine, they had a wide selection to choose from. 

1920 Wines begins every vintage by sampling grapes from the region and selecting the best grapes available. But it doesn’t end there, they also ensure the grapes are harvested with extra care. The grapes that go into 1920 non-alcoholic wine are hand-picked during the coolest hours of the night. This creates a natural chilling effect that keeps the grapes fresh, preserves their flavour and stabilises sugar levels. 

All of the effort that goes into 1920 Wines means it’s unlike any other non-alcoholic wine Australia produces. Let me tell you more about each of the wines.

1920 Wines Non-Alcoholic Pinot Grigio

The taste

1920 Wines Non-Alcoholic Pinot Grigio features all the hallmarks of a classic Italian Pinot Grigio. With aromas of nashi pear, apple and lemon, this non-alcoholic white wine has a wine-like mouthfeel and crisp, refreshing finish. 

Worth noting

This non-alcoholic Pinot Grigio is low in calories (18 calories per 100ml) and contains just 2.7g of sugar per 100ml. It’s also a vegan-friendly wine. 

Try this 

I recommend enjoying 1920 Wines Non-Alcoholic Pinot Grigio alongside a summer vegetable risotto. The well-balanced fruit flavours in the non-alcoholic Pinot Grigio will bring out the earthy flavours in the vegetables. You can also add more depth of flavour to the dish by adding a splash of wine to the risotto as it cooks. 

1920 Wines Non-Alcoholic Sauvignon Blanc

The taste 

1920 Wines Non-Alcoholic Sauvignon Blanc features tropical fruit salad aromas along with an elegant palate of mango and passionfruit. It has a dry flavour profile with well-balanced acidity and a light, wine-like mouthfeel. 

Worth noting 

The 1920 Wines Non-Alcoholic Sauvignon Blanc doesn't quite fall into the low-calorie wine category (wines under 19 calories per 100ml), but at 20 calories per 100ml, it is significantly lower in calories than a traditional alcoholic Sauvignon Blanc. It contains 2.7g of sugar per 100ml and it’s also vegan-friendly. 

Try this

This is a great non-alcoholic wine to pair with cheese. A goat cheese such as Crottin de Chavignol works really well, but any type of cheese with a little tang or bite will balance out the citrus in the non-alcoholic Sauvignon Blanc

1920 Wines Non-Alcoholic Rosé

The taste 

The 1920 Wines Non-Alcoholic Rosé is crisp and elegant with aromas of freshly picked strawberries, blossom and rose petals along with some almond notes. It is well-balanced, with a full, alcohol-like mouthfeel and a dry finish. 

Worth noting 

This non-alcoholic rosé is low in calories (18 calories per 100ml) making it one of the best non-alcoholic wines to choose if you are calorie conscious. It also contains 2.7g of sugar per 100ml and it’s vegan-friendly. 

Try this 

Rosé is one of the best non-alcoholic wines to serve on a summer's day, so I recommend pairing 1920 Wines Non-Alcoholic Rosé with a light dish such as a grilled vegetable salad. The grilled notes that linger on your palate will be balanced out with the dry and fruity notes of the non-alcoholic rosé

Exclusive to Sans Drinks 

If you’re wondering where to buy non-alcoholic wine, I’m delighted to tell you that 1920 Wines has picked Sans Drinks to be their exclusive retail partner. This means you can buy all three of the 1920 non-alcoholic wines featured in this post at Sans Drinks and we’ll ship them straight to your door no matter where you are in Australia. You won’t be seeing 1920 non-alcoholic wine at the supermarket or regular bottle shops. 

If you are in Sydney and are keen to try before you buy, pop into my store at Warringah Mall Westfield where we offer free taste testing every day. I’d love to hear what you think of 1920 Wines, so follow me on Instagram and tag me in your reviews. Since I first discovered 1920 Wines, they have been in my weekly non-alcoholic wine order every week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! 

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