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How It’s Made

Creating our alcohol-removed wine isn’t much different from making traditional wine—at least initially. We select grapes from premier California vineyards, carefully choosing sites that beautifully express the characteristics of each grape variety.  Following harvest, our winemakers craft each wine using traditional methods, achieving rich flavor, alluring texture and excellent balance.

Here’s where it gets interesting. We use state-of-the-art spinning cone technology to remove the alcohol, while preserving the wine’s delicate aromas and flavors. On its journey from our vineyards to your glass, Fre is transformed into a robust, flavorful wine—minus the alcohol.


Watch this video to learn more:

The Spinning Cone

How It Works

Pioneered in Australia, spinning cone technology uses a combination of centrifugal force and nitrogen gas to separate and preserve a wine’s essential flavors and fragrances during the dealcoholizing process.

Step 1

Once crafted, the wine is fed into the top of the spinning cone column.

Step 2

Rotating cones use centrifugal force to transform the wine into a thin film.

Step 3

Nitrogen gas is fed into the bottom of the column to extract delicate aromas and flavors, protecting the wine from oxidation.

Step 4

The remaining liquid is passed through the column again, this time at a higher temperature to remove the alcohol.

Step 5

The flavor and aroma essences are recombined with the dealcoholized wine and blended with unfermented varietal grape juice to replace lost volume, creating a delicious beverage with less than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

Step 6

That's all there is to it—well, except for pouring a glass and enjoying the fruits of our labor!