Charles Shaw Winery

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The Charles Shaw label is best known for producing wines of “extreme value.” These became popular when marketed exclusively out of Trader Joe’s grocery chain for $1.99, known commonly as “Two Buck Chuck.” It is owned by the Bronco Wine Company out of Ceres, California. The wines are produced from the usual suspect grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Zinfandel (as White Zinfandel “blush” wine). The Valdiguie style is produced to mimic Beaujolais Nouveau wines, and Pinot Grigio in limited quantities. 

– Description from Amanda Schuster

Varietals Produced by Charles Shaw Winery View all

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Gamay

    History of the grape: Legend has it that it was brought over by the Romans in the first century BC to the town of Bea...

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Charles Shaw Winery on Snooth

  • Had the Shiraz yesterday, was given to me. Would never drink it again, quality was very low and I had no idea how much it costs till now.

    Comment by 1888471Snoother 1888471 1888471 Snoother 1888471

  • Wow what a great wine

    Comment by 1535580dock master 1535580 dock master

  • i have bought a bottle of Shiraz wine. Terrible taste, and there is sediment on the side of the bottle and a lot on the bottom. What kind of wine is this? Looks and taste like they scraped out the bottom of the barrell.

    Comment by 1529800Snoother 1529800 1529800 Snoother 1529800

  • Yes I have something to say about Charles Shaw Winery. Why did the winery change the formula for the White Zinfandel wine?? Bottled in 2012 the wine is about two shades darker and red instead of pink. also it taste quite different. Goes down like sandpaper. Very disappointed with it. Good customer gone.

    Comment by 1379141wbbltd 1379141 wbbltd

  • Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon California 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by mark

  • Charles Shaw Pinot Grigio California 2010


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    Wine review by emilykelly

  • Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon California 2005


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    Wine review by mark

  • I am interested in setting up long term purchase agreement of buying large number of table wines, e.g., 10,000 cases per month for export. who shall I contact with? My email is

    Comment by 1270403Snoother 1270403 1270403 Snoother 1270403

  • dear sirs, I have been buying your wine by the case at Trader Joe's in Tucson for years. Recently I bout some 2012 cabernet that is just "not good". Also some 2012 merlot that is not as good as I have been burying for a looong time. What is the problem? Your white wines seem to be ok.....for now.... Would appreciate info from you about wh...

    Comment by 1161823Snoother 1161823 1161823 Snoother 1161823

  • Charles Shaw Chardonnay California 2005


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    Wine review by joesakat

  • Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon California 2007


    Acceptable for the price. Drank half a bottle before I got on a flight and it worked perfectly. If I had a Trader Joes where I live I would drink more 2 Buck Chuck casually. Read More

    Wine review by Mosca

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    Comment by 1144258roho22 1144258 roho22

  • I love yellowtail wines but these foam corks are very hard to remove please go back to the original cork corks . Thank You Sue.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Corks

  • I used to spend a LOT of time on snooth, but a job assignment took me away for awhile.  I am seeing some new faces, and some old.  As one who is catching up, I would like to hear from some new people here.   I think/hope we all share not only a love for wine, but a desire to share our experience.  Welcome, new Snoothers! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Who is on Snooth currently?...

  • Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon California 2010


    Very nice Cab for the price. Let it breath and it delights. Fruity (blackberry aftertaste) Best inexpensive Cab I have tasted. Read More

    Wine review by whitergw

  • Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon California 2010


    does not have the body of a zin, but, very good. Let it breath and it is delightful. lingering blackberry aftertaste. By far the best inexpensive cab I have had. Read More

    Wine review by whitergw

  • How do I find out the ingredients similar to other products that I buy??? like how much sugar, what's added, what are the ingredients????

    Comment by 1093786napawine5 1093786 napawine5

  • Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon California 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by Robin Ray Scott

  • If anyone has tried this quiet and extremely affordable wine, you will no doubt be surprised by it's quality. For the price and consistancy, it has a great following. All I can say is to try it. You just might be surprised.

    Comment by 379160Crys 379160 Crys

  • My wife and I would like to thank you and your staff for making the best wine we have had in a long time. It is also we thank TRADER JOE'S for moving into Omaha Ne, otherwise I do not think we would have seen this great Wite Zinfandel 2009. My wife and I really enjoy the fruitfulness and the flowery flavor. Thanks Daniel & Mariella Maca...

    Comment by 647106DanMaca 647106 DanMaca

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