How Many Calories in Rose Wine: A Complete Guide

by Anthony Zhang

Sipping a glass of refreshing Rose wine is irresistible on a sunny day, right? 

But, if you’re on a diet, you may wonder about the number of calories in Rose wine

In general, Rose has an average calorie count of 83 in a standard glass, while a 750ml bottle has about 415 calories. (A standard pour - 5 ounces or 150ml - will vary depending on whether your tipple is a dry wine or sweet wine.) This article will take you through the number of calories in Rose wine and where they come from, how other wines compare against Rose wine calories, and how you can cut back on wine calories.

Further reading

Calories in Rose Wine

Rose wine usually has a lower calorie count than its red and white wine counterparts. 

Rose wine can have anywhere between 83 and 147 calories per standard pour and 415-735 calories per 750ml bottle.

Also Roses with pale pink hues are usually drier, so they contain fewer calories than the brighter blush wines.

Fun fact: Rose wine gets its color from resveratrol, a polyphenol compound found in red grape skins, that’s known for its health benefits. So, a darker-hued Rose wine also contains more resveratrol.  

Here’s a quick look at the different Rose wine styles, their calories, and ABV percentages:


Calories in Rose vs. Other Wine Styles

Let’s take a look at how the calorie counts of other wine styles compare against Rose wine:

1. Red Wine

Here are some popular red wines and their calorie content:


2. White Wine

Here are the calories of some of the most popular white wines:


3. Other Wine Styles

Wine styles like Champagne and dessert wine have varying calorie counts, too.


So, where does the wine get its calories from?

Where Do Calories in Rose Wine Come From?


As with all wines, calories in Rose wine are made up of two main components: 

  • Sugar (i.e. carbohydrate) found in the grape varietals
  • Alcohol

Let’s take a look at how sugar and alcohol levels are determined: 

  • During the fermentation process, the yeast eats the grape sugar, turning it into alcohol. The more sugar converts into alcohol, the less sweet (and less caloric) the final wine becomes.
  • When the fermentation process is completed, the final blend contains some leftover sugar (called residual sugar.) The amount of residual sugar in the wine varies depending on the wine style. For example:
  • Dry Rose wine typically has higher ABV and less residual sugar with up to 10 grams of sugar per liter. 
  • Sweet Rose wine could have 35-120 grams of sugar per liter.

How to Cut Back On Wine Calories


If you want to reduce your wine calorie consumption, these tips should help:

  • Opt For A Wine With A Lower ABV: Choose a Rose wine bottle that has a lower ABV percentage (lower ABV means fewer calories.) Alternatively, pour half a glass of your regular Rose wine and top it with ice, and soda water or hard seltzer. Genius!
  • Watch The Pour: If you’re wining and dining at someone’s home, the host(ess) may not be paying close attention to how she’s topping your wine glass. So take note of how many pours you’ve had. Alternatively, ask for a smaller glass, so you don’t run the risk of drinking too much.
  • Alternate With Non Alcoholic Drinks: In between your glass of wine, sip on a non alcoholic beverage like a low calorie juice or mocktail to balance out the number of calories you could be consuming. If that’s still too much of a calorie intake, alternate with a glass of seltzer (zero calories.)
  • Opt for A Low Calorie Wine Option: If you still want to indulge in the occasional glass of wine, consider low calorie wineoptions like FitVine and Cense Wines or just a very dry Rose wine (these usually have very little sugar). You can enjoy these without worrying too much about their calorie content. 

We don’t want you to cut out wine completely, especially if you enjoy it. However, it’s in your best interest to enjoy drinking wine in moderation. Trust us — a little goes a long way. 

Ready for Mindful Sips of Refreshing Rose Wine? 

Rose wine is ideal for a wine lover who prefers something as fruity as red wine yet light and refreshing like white wine. 

Just be mindful of the serving size, how much sugar it contains and its alcohol content so you can keep track of your calorie intake. 


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