WholeVine Gluten Free Grape Skin and Grape Seed Flour Review and Giveaway

You may have read my review or entered the giveaway for WholeVine Natural Products gourmet, award-winning cookies a short time ago. Well, WholeVine also makes incredible gluten free grape skin and grape seed flour in a wide range of flavors. I’m sure you’ll be able to find one you enjoy. They make the following flavors in both grape skin and grape seed: Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Syrha, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Merlot, and Pinot Noir. Read on to hear what gluten-free baking reviewer, Dr. Danielle West has to say about WholeVine grape flours, check out the WholeVine video, and enter the giveaway below.

Image: Grape Skin and Grape Seed Flour

WholeVine gluten free wine flour is made by a GFCO certified baker and packer. GFCO (Gluten Free Certification Organization), is a division of GIG, (Gluten Intolerance Group of North America), and is tested for under 10 ppm (parts per million) gluten using the EZ Gluten/ELISA testing method. They also have an outside lab do verification testing as needed.


A review of WholeVine Gluten-Free Wine Flours

By Dr Danielle West, ND

I don’t know about any of you, but I have some physical issues with drinking wine or other products containing alcohol, yet in decades prior when this was not an issue, I loved to cook and bake with wines. Add to that having to be gluten-free now, and sometimes it just seems the world of edible delights continues to shrink… Enter WholeVine Gluten-Free Wine Flours and the world just got a whole lot bigger!

I was asked to review four of their delicious flours: two made from grape seeds and two from grape skins, and all from original vineyards of Sonoma County, California where some of the best wines from the United States are produced: Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Syrah. So bake and cook I did!! Here’s what happened.

Cabernet Sauvignon Grape Seed Flour:

Image: Cabernet Sauvignon Grape Seed Flour
Cabernet Sauvignon Grape Seed Flour

I made an absolutely, positively, incredible, and totally decadent chocolate cabernet cheesecake, cabernet brownies!

Image: Merlot Grape Skin Flour
Merlot Grape Skin Flour


And then I decided to mix it up a little bit with the Merlot Grape Skin Flour. I made an incredible merlot pot roast in the slow cooker – so not only was I able to enjoy the taste for dinner, but I got to savor the wonderful scent all day long as it was cooking. (Sometimes I get selfish that way!) And of course, then I made merlot chocolate cupcakes for dessert!  Now, that’s all well and good since I love the pairing of red wines and red meat as well as red wines and chocolate. But what about the Syrah, and Chardonnay?

Image: Chardonnay Grape Seed Flour
Chardonnay Grape Seed Flour

The Chardonnay Grape Seed Flour was a real treat! I made a loaf of Chardonnay bread! It was beyond scrumptious! And, as one of the seed flours I received, the next loaf I make is also going to have some other seeds in there with the Chardonnay flavor as a backdrop. And of course, mixing the Chardonnay in with a light breadcrumb breading for fish filets offers something truly outstanding for dinner!

Image: Syrah Grape Skin Flour
Syrah Grape Skin Flour

And not to be outdone, there was the Syrah Grape Skin Flour… My husband loves lamb, and so for his birthday I marinated a beautiful lamb steak in Syrah and a bit of olive oil for about 10 hours, then grilled. It was beyond amazing! And then there were the meatballs I made earlier in the week with the Syrah flour as well.

All in all, I was overwhelmed at the new source of secret new gluten-free ingredients I can add to my baking and cooking repertoire to give things a truly unique flavor! When the comments I receive from baked goods or cooking are: “You’d never know it was gluten-free,” I know I’ve done well! In this case, WholeVine has done a tremendous job providing new and exciting gluten-free options. I can’t wait to order more for myself!

Carla’s Notes: See the WholeVine tips on using their unique flours at Chef’s Flour Tips. They have some really good advice on bread baking, and more.

When baking with flours that are high in fiber and/or high in protein, such as these, note that they absorb much more liquid than traditional gluten-free flour.

Check out this video on their oils,flours, and cookies below.



This giveaway is open to U.S. shipping addresses only.


Two (2) winners will each receive:

  • 1 – 1/2 lb. package Cabernet Seed Flour
  • 1 – 1/2 lb. package Chardonnay Seed Flour
  • 1 – 1/2 lb. package Merlot Skin Flour
  • 1 – 1/2 lb. package Syrah Skin Flour

Total prizes valued at 52.00 ($26.00 in prizes to each winner).

How to Enter

Do step No. 1 below (mandatory), and then do additional steps for additional entries. Each comment counts as an entry.

  1. Comment on this post below, requesting to be entered in the giveaway and explain why you wish to enter. (mandatory).
  2. Like “Gluten Free Carla” on Facebook Page and tell me you did so below in a separate comment. If you’ve “liked” my FB page previously, state so in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  3. After liking my Facebook page, share this on Facebook, “ Enter to win 4 packages of WholeVine gourmet, gluten free, wine flour – hosted by @Gluten Free Carla at http://glutenfreerecipebox.com/gluten-free-grape-skin-grape-seed-flour-review-giveaway ” – and leave a separate comment below stating you did so. (1 extra entry)
  4. Follow me on Twitter “GFrecipebox” and leave me your Twitter name in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  5. Tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the following (without the quotes): “Enter #giveaway to #win 4 packs of @TheWholeVine #gourmet #glutenfree #wine flours – hosted by @Gluten Free Carla – http://glutenfreerecipebox.com/gluten-free-grape-skin-grape-seed-flour-review-giveaway” – and leave a separate comment below stating you did so. (1 extra entry)
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  7. Add Carla to one of your your Google+ Circles such as “Acquaintances”, or any custom circle such as “Gluten Free”, etc.  If you’re already done so previously, state so in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  8. Leave a comment on any other recipe or article on this site, limit two, and state what you did below, in separate comments. Comments on other giveaways do not count. (1 extra entry for each comment)
  9. Share this giveaway on any of the over 400 social networks and leave a separate comment below for each share you did. (1 extra entry for each share).
  10. Sign up for my newsletter at the top left of most pages, and leave a separate comment below stating you did so. If you are already a subscriber just leave a comment stating so. (1 extra entry)
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  12. Follow @TheWholeVine on Twitter and leave a separate comment below with your Facebook user name. (1 extra entry)

What you should know

  • This giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST on February 2, 2013.
  • The winner will be announced at the bottom of this page on February 3, 2013.
  • The winner will have until 11:59 pm PST on February 6, 2013 to reply to the winner’s notification email to supply their U.S. shipping address and phone number. If they do not respond within that period of time, a new winner will be chosen. Therefore, use an email address you check often or check back to this page on February 3, 2013 to view the winner announcement. All shipping addresses, phone numbers and email addresses are kept confidential.
  • The winner is chosen at random using a contest software application.

Disclaimer: WholeVine provided the reviewer with free samples of their products, and they were under no obligation to review them, if I they so chose. Nor were they under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free products; nor was I under any obligation to sponsor a giveaway.

See all current Gluten Free Giveaways.

And the winners are…

Carrie Elsass and Linda Stilson!

Congratulations to you both!

You have until February 6 at 11:59 to reply to the winner’s notification to supply your U.S. shipping address and phone number. Should you not reply within that time period a new winner will be chosen.

112 Replies to “WholeVine Gluten Free Grape Skin and Grape Seed Flour Review and Giveaway”

  1. Posted a comment on your Gluten Free Cabbage Rolls recipe page:

    February 3, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Made these yesterday to enjoy while watching the Superbowl. Smelled so good I had to sneak a taste and they were wonderful. I’ve made cabbage rolls before but the addition of the Worcestershire sauce really made a huge difference. From now on this will be my recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I am just so curious about these new flours. Please enter me in this giveaway. I’d be totally enchanted by these flours, I can tell.

  3. I would like to be entered because I would never try these flours otherwise, but sure would like to give them a try!

  4. I want to be entered in this give away because I am new to the GF world and we are also new to being vegetarians. I love to cook and bake!!!

  5. I’m commenting to win a sample, because my daughter n I are new to GF n the products that are out there, I need a dummy book, lol

  6. I would love to win these unique flours. Being on disability I would never be able to afford to buy them. It would be a great treat for my family. thank you

  7. I’ve already “liked” Gluten Free Carla, and have been recommending your site to others seeking out gluten free recipes as well.

  8. Please enter me. I’d love to win the flours and use them in my baking and cooking. After battling a long illness (20+ years) I’ve changing my family’s way of eating, and always looking for new flours to use. Since going gluten free, I feel much better, and know it makes difference in my kids’ health too. I believe using these flours will make a more remarkable difference in the way we feel. Thanks for entering me and giving me a chance to win, and continuing on the road to good health.

  9. I’d love to enter and win the wine flours. I think they would add some amazing flavors to my cooking and basking. A Syrah Lamb burger or Merlot beef stew with biscuits. Chardonnay waffles with lemon curd. Yeah, I’d gourmet up NY gluten free foods for sure!

  10. something new grape flours ..for the gluten free…would be nice to try out the new grape flour since in my area are limited of flour to use…..wahhh…..

  11. Please enter me in the giveaway so I can experience grape seed four, and get out of my rut of “safe” foods that I can tolerate. I have never heard of grape skin and grape see flour but they look and sound delectable! I never heard of WholeVine before, so thanks for the new resource.

  12. Thank you for posting the Red Velvet Pancake recipe. Our church has a number of “gluten free” members and I thought it would be great to add these to the Shrove Tuesday celebration on February 12.

    I was compelled to comment on the recipe and here is my post:

    Susan Peters says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    January 28, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    These are making my mouth water. I will make a practice batch, but definitely will make these at our church Shrove Tuesday Feast!

  13. Please enter me into the WholeVine Grape Skin and Grape Seed Flour Giveaway. My family has been gluten free since my diagnosis about 5 years ago. I am known for my cooking skills and creativity in the kitchen and am asked to share my recipes. After reading the article, I have to try these flours. My mind is working overtime coming up with ways to incorporate these flours into my recipes, especially the Chardonnay. I am a big fan of Carla’s and this is one giveaway I really want to win! Thanks for all the great cooking ideas.

  14. I would love to win because it sounds so unusual and interesting, and if they are good, how fun will it be to share about them on Facebook?!:)

  15. I would love to win this giveaway because the way you described the recipes you made with the flours made my mouth water. I want to try it! Thank you for the giveaway.

  16. Hello
    I just LIKED you ( GF Carla) & Whole Vine on FB
    FB username is Ann Stewart…….thanks for info!

  17. This is amazing info……… what next will they make oil or flour from….. sounds so decadent! Nothing like this in Canada :(

  18. I would like to be entered for this giveaway, I am a foodhistorian, so to win these unique flours would allow me to tweak/update a few of my favorite recipes for students who wish to avoid gluten! Very exciting possibilities

  19. I shared the contest’s promo post on my Facebook page (but I have a private profile so I don’t think you can see it?)

  20. I just discovered your site tonight- Googled “gluten free coffee cake in a mug”- and am wondering how I managed to get by so long without this wonderful resource!

    I was intrigued by the idea of grape-based flour and really enjoyed this article. Although I’ve been GF for only four months, I’ve already collected quite the arsenal of flours (I think I’m at twenty types now), but am curious to “play” with obscure types as well. I’d love to be entered in the giveaway!

  21. Just found you. I was looking for recipes to use Expandex & you came up when I Googled. I also just “liked” you on Facebook

  22. I’d love to be entered to win! I had never heard of this before. I’d like to drink wine but get a bad reaction, I think from the sulfites. I love the flavor of wine though and would love to try these flavors. thanks.

  23. I’ve wanted to try this for a really long time but was never able to! Please enter me! Thanks!

  24. I can see where “wine flour” could be plus to GF cooking and baking.

    I wanted to enter and hope to win to be able to try the flour(s) before buying them.

  25. I would love to win this contest because you made the recipes you used the flours in sound amazing!

  26. I would love to add the new recipes to my current diet since I have added very few desert foods.

  27. I would like to enter the contest, I have never heard of these flours before and am very interested in them! The possibilites of baking with these!!

  28. I would like to be entered in to this giveaway because a goal I have this year is to try baking and cooking more and this would help a long way to getting me doing this.

  29. i would love to be entered in this giveaway bc i try to eat gluten free and im always looking for new products to use!

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