Enjoy our fantastic selection of low calorie wine. We have included our favourite red, white, rosé, and prosecco low cal options.
Calories in wine come in two guises. Those in the alcohol: each gram of alcohol contains seven calories. And those in the sugar that’s either a leftover from the fermentation process or in the case of some wines, such as champagne, added after to give the wine a sweeter flavour.
Some wines are very calorific, so even just a few glasses soon add up. One standard-sized glass of wine typically contains about 130 calories. The NHS website points out that “drinking four bottles of wine a month adds up to a yearly consumption of around 27,000kcal, which is equivalent to eating 48 Big Macs per year.”
Establishing the calories that are in a glass can be tricky as this information is not often easy to find out. Unlike food, wine doesn’t always have nutritional information displayed on the packaging. So like our low calorie beer collection, we have rounded up some of the best low calorie wine available to buy online…
Low calorie wine: Red
La Rossa 450 ‘Zero Sugar – Zero Carbs’ Piemonté Red, 75cl By SLIM Wine
Calories: 75 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 11% | Price: £9.40 per bottle
When you fancy a glass of red wine there is very little else that be an adequate substitute, so this wine is a super low-calorie alternative so you don’t have to miss out. This wine is zero carbs and zero sugar, so can conveniently fit into many diets.
Tesco Low Alcohol Cabernet Tempranillo
Calories: 37 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 5% | Price: £2.75 per 75cl bottle
Delivering the punch of flavour of a rich full Spanish red, but none of the alcohol. Enjoy it with one of our favourite low calorie meals like squash risotto or stuffed peppers.
Uggiano Chianti ‘Roccialta’
Calories: 83 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 13% | Price: £9.99 per bottle
There is no need to compromise on quality with this rich spicy mouth-watering red. A glass of this fragrant wine is just 83 calories. It also contains only 0.5g of sugar too, which is the equivalent of a tenth of a teaspoon of sugar.
Low calorie wine: White
Walt Riesling LØ
Calories: 4 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 0.5% | Price: £8.89 per bottle
German Reisling has become so popular over the last few years. The Riesling grape is grown in the cooler climate of Germany or Austria so makes a lovely crisp dry wine. This Walt Riesling LØ is made using a traditional method before the alcohol is carefully removed to preserve the great Resiling flavour. We loved the toasty honey aroma and the sweet fresh flavour. The wine is sweet but acidic and would pair beautifully with cheese and shellfish.
Vidiano Natural wine
Calories: 84 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 12.5% | Price: £25.50 per bottle
This sensational biodynamic wine is produced on the Corelli Wine Domaine Paterianakis on the island of Crete. It’s organic and doesn’t have any sulphates added. Sulphates are often the cause of hangovers so this could be a hangover-free wine? I guess it’s worth a shot!
In fact, it’s one of the best we tasted, this wine has a complex flavour. We picked up aromas of apple and honey, but it also has a refreshing finish. It would pair well with chicken and fish. Despite being having only 84 calories in a glass it certainly doesn’t compromise on flavour.
Tesco Finest English white
Calories: 78 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 11.5% | Price: £11 per bottle
This fresh and fruity wine is made from Chardonnay, Bacchus, and Pinot Blanc grown in Kent on Hush Heath’s award-winning, family-run estate. This fruity wine is perfectly served with pan-fried fish such as salmon.
Piattini Pinot Grigio
Calories: 79 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 12% | Price: £9.99 per bottle
Refreshing white with lovely zesty citrus and lightly floral aromas. A glass alongside a low calorie lunch would be a real treat. With no sugar and no carbs, this dry white wine is a winner – and suitable for vegans too.
Low calorie wine: Rosé
Oddbird Sparkling Rosé
Calories: 19 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 0% | Price: £9.99 per bottle
Another lovely French rosé, but this time with the alcohol removed so everyone can enjoy it. Oddbird Sparkling Rosé is described as having “Sophisticated tones of Granny Smith apple, Citrus and Summer berries. With a very fresh taste of berry with a touch of sweetness; there are hints of strawberries, red currants and citrus.”
Oddbird wines are made using traditional methods and then matured for up to 12 months before the alcohol is then carefully removed to preserve the taste. Founder of Oddbird, Moa Gürbüzer’s worked as a social worker where she witnessed first-hand the detrimental effects of alcohol. So she’s on a mission to transform and liberate our drinking culture.
Sainsbury’s Fronton Negrette Rosé, Taste The Difference
Calories: 88 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 12.5% | Price: £7 per bottle
A dry and crisp French rosé that’s perfect for hot days. In the height of summer, we love to serve this wine in a large glass with ice as they do on the French Riviera. In France, they refer to a glass of rosé with ice as a “Rosé piscine”, which translates to rosé swimming pool. We are impressed that this bottle is just 88 calories in a glass while still having a high alcohol content and tasting full-bodied.
Calories: 150 per (200ml) (approx 94 cals / 125ml)| ABV: 12.5% | Price: £14.99 per 6 x 200ml cans
You may have spotted this wine on Instagram, as it’s an influencer fave. This easy to drink rosé is great for parties. It comes in cans so chillies rapidly, and there’s no need for washing up. Or equally great if you’re the only one drinking and don’t want to open a full bottle.
Wild Life Botanicals Blush 75cl
Calories: 34 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 0.5% | Price: £15 per bottle
Not only is this delicious ultra-low alcohol sparkling rosé low in calories, but it’s also packed full of beneficial botanicals, vitamins and minerals. Wild Life Botanicals are renowned for their award-winning elixirs. This rosé is light and refreshing. Just as special as sparkling wine and happily not too sweet, perfect for sophisticated summer celebrations.
Specially Selected French Vegan Rosé
Calories: 84 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 12% | Price: £6.99 per bottle
Aldi is a fantastic destination for great value wine and you can easily order it online. This Languedoc rosé wine isn’t deliberately low cal, but it’s a great option at 84 cals in a glass.
Calories: 81 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 12.5% | Price: £11.99 per bottle
A delightful summer refresher from the land of lavender and sunshine. Described as “Pale pink and very expressive on the nose, this rosé wine is deliciously tangy on the palate with fresh fruit and citrus peel aromas leading to a very elegant finish.” It sounds divine.
Low calorie sparkling wine
Wild Life Botanicals Nude 75cl
Calories: 31 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 0.5% | Price: £15 per bottle
Only 0.5% alcohol but 100% delicious. We were really impressed with the complex flavour of this ultra-low alcohol sparkling wine. It’s a fantastic low calorie alternative to champagne and ideal for enjoying with brunch or even a low calorie breakfast.
Furlan Low Sugar Lightly Sparkling Prosecco DOC
Calories: 86 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 11% | Price: £79.95 for 6x 75cl bottles
A great low calorie prosecco. Frizzante prosecco such as this one has a refined soft fizz and crisp fresh flavour. Infused with green apple and lemon, this sparkling wine is ideally paired with fish, veg, and lightly spiced foods.
Slim Zero Sugar Sparkling White Wine
Calories: 69 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 10% | Price: £10 per bottle
This is another Italian sparkling wine similar to prosecco. At just 69 cals in a glass, it’s very low calorie for a sparkling wine. It’s also great value at just £10 a pop.
Slimline Wine Pink Sparkling
Calories: 69 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 10% | Price: £12 per bottle
If you’re a pink fizz fan then this is the one for you. It’s zero sugar and low calorie. This Italian sparkling rose wine has a subtle flavour of tropical berries. A bottle of this wine contains 750ml.
Cuvée 450 ‘Zero Sugar – Zero Carbs’ Sparkling Italian Rosé
Calories: 69 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 11% | Price: £11.20 per bottle
Despite being low calorie and sugar-free this Sparkling Rosé wine remains full-bodied. Made from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio grapes it has an elegant flavour.
Tesco Finest Prosecco
Calories: 84 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 11% | Price: £8 per bottle
Not only is this bottle low on calories, but it also has the extra bonus of being low on price. Made in the Prosecco region in Italy this wine is full of citrus and pear flavours with peach blossom aromas.
Tesco Finest Premier Cru Brut Champagne
Calories: 86 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 12.5% | Price: £20 per bottle
For a grand celebration, it has to be Champagne. When choosing low-calorie champagne look out for the Brut, Extra Brut and Brut Nature varieties. This categorisation means that these wines and drier and lower in sugar, usually under 2g of sugar per glass.
Calories: 25 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 5% | Price: £3.50 per bottle
This is a de-alcoholised wine, so has the flavour of wine but a fraction of the calories. Infused with white flowers and white grapes. This wine is suitable for vegans and costs just £3.50 a bottle.
La Gioiosa Prosecco
Calories: 79 per glass (125ml) | ABV: 11% | Price: £13.99 per bottle
A lovely fizz to enjoy with a summer’s meal or even use it as a great way to reduce the calories in a spritz. A glass of this sparkling wine is just 79 calories and 0.8g of sugar. Perfect served with seafood or fish.
Which type of wine is the best low calorie option?
Dry and low alcohol wines are usually a good low-calorie option as they typically contain less sugar. When growing grapes for winemaking the more sun that the grapes are exposed to the riper, the plumper, and the sweeter they will become.
Grapes used to make sweet dessert wines for example are harvested at the end of the season so the grapes are the sweetest and the highest in sugar. Alternatively, very dry wines are often the product of grapes grown in cooler climates. Where there is less sunshine the grapes will produce less sugar.
During the fermentation process, the sugar in the grape juice is transformed into alcohol. So you may notice that wines from hotter climates often have a higher alcohol percentage. As every gram of alcohol contains seven calories some of the best low-calorie wine options are also low in alcohol.