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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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Charles Shaw Winery on Snooth

  • I do like your wine, but, getting the cork out hard, and when you do, can not put the cork back in, this has happened in the past and I forgot, bought today, got cork out, but can not remove cork, from my cork screw, nor put back into bottle.

    Comment by 1895276Snoother 1895276 1895276 Snoother 1895276

  • 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

  • Charles Shaw Chardonnay California 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by Joyjoy123

  • Charles Shaw Pinot Grigio California 2010


    The Pinot Grigio is an excellent wine. My only recommendation is that do not use the artificial cork. It is very difficult to open. Use instead Screw Cap. (Matanza Winery is using it!) Easier to open and less expensive for you. You should consider also to 1.5 liter bottles. Andre, San Rafael, CA Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon California 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by erickafilm

  • Charles Shaw Merlot California 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by 1689804Maggie Brodin 1689804 Maggie Brodin

  • While formal application-based and panel-based nominations are closed for the 2015 Washington State Wine Awards, voting for the event's People's Choice award is still open. The awards ceremony, which are scheduled to take place on January 26, 2015, at Seattle's Benaroya Hall.  The People's Choice Awards include five separate categories of recogn... Read More

    From the article Power To The People: Washington Wine Awards Voting Still Open

  • 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

  • I haven't tasted a Zinfandel in many years and would like to get reacquainted.  Any recommendations for a fruit-forward one around $25? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner

  • Charles Shaw Red Blend California Nouveau 2013


    First, it is a $3 wine. It's a bit thin and lacks complexity. On the other hand, it has a bit of fruitiness and has no offensive characteristics. Rating takes a bit of a boost based on price. Read More

    Wine review by freerangeathlete

  • 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 Merlot California NV


    No written review

    Wine review by sidemouse

  • Charles Shaw Merlot California 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by sidemouse

  • Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon California 2005


    No written review

    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

  • location to purchase charles wine f34949t pierce fl

    Comment by 1144258roho22 1144258 roho22

  • 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

  • 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

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