Winking Owl Vineyards

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Winking Owl is a value-priced brand of wines produced in California. It’s a private label of Aldi supermarket chain (originally based in Germany, now scattered throughout the US). The wine under $5 wine is their equivalent of “Two Buck Chuck” and has garnered a devoted fanbase for its value. 

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Varietals Produced by Winking Owl Vineyards View all

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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Winking Owl Vineyards on Snooth

  • I live in New York State and am looking to order Winking Owl Wine and have it shipped to my home. Is this possible?

    Comment by 2237488Snoother 2237488 2237488 Snoother 2237488

  • Excellent wine for the price, even better than some more expensive wines I had.

    Comment by 2236290Snoother 2236290 2236290 Snoother 2236290

  • Winking Owl Vineyards Shiraz Los Angeles County NV


    Aldi, 11/2018. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Winking Owl Vineyards Pinot Grigio California NV


    Aldi, Oct./2018. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Can I order winking owl merit and have it shipped to Ontario Canada?

    Comment by 2194323Snoother 2194323 2194323 Snoother 2194323

  • I love the Merlot. We had Black Cherry tress when I was a kid and I definitely taste Black Cherry in this grape wine. I tried their Cab but it doesn't have the body and structure that their Merlot has.

    Comment by 2164195grantssnooth 2164195 grantssnooth

  • The Aldi stores in CT apparently don't sell wine. I searched their website and found a Winking Owl California Red Blend, but I don't see it listed here. Where can I find it? I'd like to purchase the wines online since I can't purchase them directly at Aldi's. Thank you.

    Comment by 2144621Munchichic 2144621 Munchichic

  • I Would Love to See Winking Owl Make a Rose Wine Please

    Comment by 2142364Snoother 2142364 2142364 Snoother 2142364

  • Excellent wine for the money. Just as good or in most cases better than big name medium prices wines. Especially their Merlot.

    Comment by 2136322Snoother 2136322 2136322 Snoother 2136322

  • One of my favorites and so inexpensive. I was glad to have tried it at a friend's house and couldn't believe it was only $2.98 per bottle. Now I purposely go to Aldi for a couple of bottles to keep in my stock.

    Comment by 2121349Snoother 2121349 2121349 Snoother 2121349

  • Best bang for your buck Merlot goes down real smooth served it tonite. Everyone enjoyed it and they only paid$6 per glass lol

    Comment by 2118941Snoother 2118941 2118941 Snoother 2118941

  • Hi!!! Hi smoother, could you atleast make it obvious that you aren't changing screen names. Lol #idoit. Right there. Aldis brand is amazing! If you don't think it, stop buying it and stop being negative about us one that do love it. #getalife. Rant over.

    Comment by 2116986Snoother 2116986 2116986 Snoother 2116986

  • Winking Owl Vineyards Chardonnay Los Angeles County 2008


    I was pleasantly surprised by this wine and highly enjoyed it. I bought it for a recipe, and I ended up finishing the rest of the bottle that day because it was so good. I'm normally a red girl, but this was a nicely robust and nuanced white. Read More

    Wine review by Bazil323

  • Winking Owl Vineyards Merlot Los Angeles County 2012


    Subtle flavors of black cherry, mixed berries and a hint of vanilla. Pairs well with steak, pork and pasta//ALDI Read More

    Wine review by RDDEES

  • Winking Owl Vineyards Shiraz Los Angeles County NV



    Wine review by Piscura

  • SUBJECT: Winking Owl wines at Aldi FoodsHello Wine Lovers;Aldi seems to have ... just recently supplanted the Winking Owl Vineyards with a new vintner called Universal Wine Network...Any body see this? THE WINE IS REALLY BAD COMPARED to the Winking Owl bottler. it just me or am I correct....UGH//.......lja/JMJ e-mail me @ Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! by 1170414Lou J Apa 1170414 Lou J Apa

  • Winking Owl Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Los Angeles County NV


    Literally smells like fresh fruit, lightly of cloves and vanilla, but almost no oak. I was surprised at the jammy flavor and medium mouth-feel. Decent wine for the price, light lunch, or picnic. Read More

    Wine review by Nerdmom920

  • Winking Owl Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Los Angeles County 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Winking Owl Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Los Angeles County 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by spicyramen

  • Winking Owl Vineyards Chardonnay Los Angeles County 2008


    we love the wine and no after taste. price is 2.99 in monroe mi at our aldi store. the zinfendel is also great. aldi comes out of new york and is a no frill market with very low prices. we rent the shopping cart for a quarter and get it back when done shopping. love the wine, both my husband and i Read More

    Wine review by deebalk

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