Giesen 0% Frequently Asked Questions
Discover the world's first dealcoholized New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc for yourself!
What is Giesen 0%?
Sounds like: geese-in
Giesen 0% is a range of alcohol-free wines including a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Rosé and a Premium Red.
All of these wines contain no more than 0.5% alcohol by volume – about the same levels that naturally occur in fruit juice.
What Does It Taste Like?
This non-alcoholic Sauvignon Blanc has delicate aromas of fresh lime, redcurrant and lemon shortbread. Delicious citrus flavors with distinct blackcurrant and passionfruit notes are followed by a crisp, dry finish.
It's mouthwateringly juicy and bright - a light, fresh, and invigorating non-alcoholic wine.
How Many Calories?
At just 19 calories per 5 oz serve, a glass of Giesen 0% has 80% less calories per serve than a traditional 12.5% alc/vol Sauvignon Blanc, and 48% fewer grams of sugar per serving than it’s closest non-alcoholic wine alternative. How’s that for a bonus?!
Why Is It A Best-Seller?
We're stoked to have achieved:
A sell-out online launch in New Zealand
A sell-out online launch in Australia
The #1 best-selling alcohol-removed wine in New Zealand
To produce a high quality alcohol-free option, we go through the full winemaking process first – in other words, our 0% products start life as wine before we remove the alcohol.
This is just one of the ways wine alternatives are made, and it’s how we've created such a varietally expressive end product.
How Is Non-Alcoholic Wine Made?
Not all methods are created equal!
Here are how some existing products are made:
Some products like grape juice don’t contain alcohol at any point during the production process
Some products are ‘naturally’ lighter in alcohol – grapes are picked early and only fermented very briefly which can leave a lot of sugar behind and create a very sweet end product
Some use reverse osmosis, which can be relatively harsh on the wine
We use spinning cone technology, which is a gentle type of distillation popular in perfume making. This technology only arrived in New Zealand in 2019 and in 2021 we purchased our very own machine - the first New Zealand winery to do so.
Here's How It's Made!
We want our non-alcoholic options to give you everything you’d expect from a premium New Zealand wine. So we go through the entire winemaking process, before we gently remove the alcohol. Here's how we do it...
We make a delicious, full-strength New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with the distinctive flavors and aromas we love.
We use innovative spinning cone technology to gently distill the wine into layers:
We carefully collect that delicate Sauvignon Blanc aroma and add it back into the body of the wine (minus the alcohol!)
We add just a touch of premium grape juice to round out the final blend. There you have it! Delish.
Praise for Giesen 0% Sauvignon Blanc
Here's some of the lovely customer feedback we've received for Giesen 0% - New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.
"Wow, that is NOT a grape juice! That is a wonderfully smooth and dry Sav’ Blanc that so typifies the Marlborough region."
"It is THE best. So much better than the Australian 0%, it almost tastes like the real thing, well done guys"
"It’s changed my world being able to be social and enjoy my wine without the side effects of alcohol and sugar. I have a health and wellness online business so will be able to refer this to all my clients who need to give up alcohol for health reasons"
"Good on you Giesen. Taste of savvy but far fewer calories and feel like you are still drinking your fave tipple without the after effects"
AND Our White Wine
Is Loved Around The World!
Don't just take our word for it...
100% satisfaction guaranteed.
Premium Dealcoholized New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.
It's refreshing and crisp, delivering all the flavor of Sauvignon Blanc, without the kick!
Serve this non-alcoholic option at your next event to enjoy a glass of wine without the after-effects.