If you’re going dry this July and are looking for some non-alcoholic wines to help you navigate an alcohol-free month, give the Giesen 0% wine range a try. These award-winning, low-calorie wines are made by a passionate team of winemakers and are crafted using premium New Zealand wine. The five varieties are the result of three years of industry-leading innovation and investment. Not all 0% wines are equal, Giesen 0% begins as a full-strength wine, which means the taste and aromas you’d expect from a regular wine are all apparent. Innovative spinning cone technology allows the alcohol to be gently removed but not the flavour, so you can say goodbye to the lack-luster, sugary, no-alcohol wines you may have tried before and say hello to alcohol-removed wines you’ll love.    

Giesen 0% Sauvignon Blanc: $18.99 RRP 

All the juicy brightness you love about New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, but with 0% alcohol. This 0% Sauvignon Blanc sold out on launch in New Zealand, Australia and the US. No alcohol and low in calories – a 100ml glass has only 13 calories, 80% less calories than a full-strength wine*. It’s a crowd pleaser. 

Giesen 0% Pinot Gris: $18.99 RRP 

The second 0% wine to be added to the range, this alcohol-removed Pinot Gris features delicate floral notes with white flowers, lychee, and red apple on the nose. Traditional Pinot Gris characters of apple and pear are on the palate, with just a touch of muscat grape. Light, delicious, and perfectly balanced between acidity and sweetness. Pinot Gris fans will not be disappointed by this perfumed delight. Only 18 calories per 100ml glass. 

Giesen 0% Riesling: $18.99 RRP 

Who doesn’t enjoy a crisp Riesling? Giesen Estate Riesling has been New Zealand’s number one selling Riesling for over 5 years. It’s this wine that goes into the 0% Riesling, but with the alcohol gently removed. Aromatically expressive, it features notes of zingy lime, ripe mandarin, and a touch of elderflower aroma, all balanced by a crisp finish. The 2023 World Alcohol Free awards just presented the 0% Riesling with a GOLD medal. Only 22 calories per 100ml glass.  

Giesen 0% Rosé: $18.99 RRP 

Light and fresh, Giesen 0% Rosé is produced with fruit from Marlborough and Waipara, the former adding a crispness to the wine, while Waipara delivers beautiful aromatics. This alcohol-removed New Zealand Rosé boasts delicious stone fruit aromas of white peach, apple, and fresh strawberries. These fruit notes also linger on the palate alongside crisp cranberry flavours and a lively, refreshingly dry texture. Only 13 calories per 100ml glass. 

Giesen 0% Merlot: $18.99 RRP 

Award-winning, this 0% red wine won Gold at the International Wine & Spirit Show in London last year. It has all the characteristics of Merlot you know and love – aromas of crushed blackberry and wild herbs, combined with fresh red berries and plum, offset by toasted oak on the palate. The perfect winter warmer this Dry July – try it in a mulled wine too. Only 18 calories per 100ml glass. 

Duncan Shouler, Chief Winemaker, said, “Our venture into the world of 0% wine originated from a company health challenge, much like Dry July. During that time, there were no non-alcoholic wines available in the market that appealed to our taste buds, so we took it upon ourselves to create a New Zealand first. In 2020, Giesen 0% Sauvignon Blanc was born, and since then, we have continuously pushed boundaries to cater to the growing number of health-conscious consumers who want a great tasting 0% wine for any occasion. Our most recent addition is our Riesling, and we are excited to be launching our inaugural Sparkling Brut later this year.” 

Available now at Woolworths and all good bottle shops nationwide. www.giesen.co.nz