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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Charles Shaw Nouveau


    My husband and I tried the 2011 "vintage" of this red table wine, and really enjoyed it. We are your basic wine novices, but we've taste loads of reds at our local wine store, and this is really comparable with some very nice reds. It is dry, and the tannins are present but mild. We detected notes of black cherry, berries, & plum. This rating co... Read More

    Wine review by sarahbeader

  • Charles Shaw Zinfandel Blend California White Zinfandel 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by LadyEnigma

  • Merlot California Woodbridge Ranch 1997


    This wine is priced right for what you get. Problem is like most consumer Mondavi varietals it's absolutely atrocious. I understand the winery is beautiful and it's an established napa valley brand, but their product might as well be Charles shaw Read More

    Wine review by Takiharo

  • Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon California 2007


    $2 buck chuck, great for the value Read More

    Wine review by ledavis4

  • Charles Shaw Sauvignon Blanc California 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by knownbugs

  • Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon California 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by knownbugs

  • Charles Shaw Chardonnay California 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by knownbugs

  • Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon California 2010


    Doesn't taste like a cab at all. Thin and sweet like a cheap zin, but if you are buying a $3 bottle of wine it's better than what you should expect. I won't buy it again but had to see what a $3 bottle tastes like Read More

    Wine review by dabriza

  • All, We're doing a three part series on the impact of wine labels on branding, image, identity and the consumer's reaction to all of that.  You can see part 1 here: Part 2 & 3 will feature winemakers and wineries discussing their labeling strategy and part 3 will explore the imp... Read More

    Forum post in the topic How does a wine label impact...

  • Charles Shaw Zinfandel Blend California White Zinfandel 2009


    I'm not usually a big fan of White Zinfandel but I just finished 2 glasses that were fabulous. It might be because it was paired with a cold shrimp, red pepper red onion salad tart but I haven't enjoyed a great glass of wine like this for over a year. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Greg T is correct that Gallo is involved in Gascon, but, they are still owned by the same family they have been for a century. Gallo distributes them due to their huge distribution chain already in place along with many others such as Martin Codax, Davinci, and Ecco Domani.

    Comment by 539000Winegeek1 539000 Winegeek1

  • When I was living in Sun City out of Georgetown, Texas, all of the wine and cheese partys were serving it. While it is not available in Texas, it was nothing for a couple of Guys to drive to St. Louis, Albuquerque or Santa Fe with a U-haul and bring back a hunderd cases. All of it was orders from those from Sun City. Like why buy a 8 to 1...

    Comment by 512515ppbebop 512515 ppbebop

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