Winking Owl Vineyards

600 YOSEMITE BLVD
MODESTO, CA View map

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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. 

– Description from Amanda Schuster

Varietals Produced by Winking Owl Vineyards View all

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • Zinfandel

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

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Winking Owl Vineyards on Snooth

  • Mellow and sedate Pinot Grigio. RLD Fort Wayne, IN

    Comment by 1463764rebeccaldouglas 1463764 rebeccaldouglas


  • Where can I buy these varieties in the greater Houston area? Trader Joe's says they don't have it....

    Comment by 1454910Snoother 1454910 1454910 Snoother 1454910


  • I'm enjoying Winking Owl Chardonnay right now. Taste is very good for a sub-$5 wine. Lots of fruit flavors with hint of wood barrel vintage. I am a "two buck chuck" fan and think Winking Owl Chardonnay is better. It also rivals Woodbridge Chardonnay.Thanks. merry Christmas and God Bless. JMC

    Comment by 1423587Snoother 1423587 1423587 Snoother 1423587


  • Bought a few bottles for Thanksgiving. Family is not that much along the lines of wine drinkers. So many open bottles and none often are finished. It always seems kind of a waste to have several bottles half empty. So this year I picked up a few bottles from Aldis. The Shiraz was very pleasing. It had a great bouquet and while being fairly ...

    Comment by 1416577Snoother 1416577 1416577 Snoother 1416577


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Shiraz Los Angeles County NV

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    I LIKE IT. GREAT WINE FOR THE PRICE Read More

    Wine review by Piscura


  • can you buy this wine online?

    Comment by 1285549Susannah Cole 1285549 Susannah Cole


  • 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. Help...is 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

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    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


  • I am 75 + and a home brewer of mostly beer. I am very impressed with Winking Owl wines I purchase at the local Aldi's market. I have been given expensive wines from friends but none are smooth as Winking Owl.

    Comment by 1130334Johnnygo73 1130334 Johnnygo73


  • We so love this wine, the price is great .. but the taste compares to much more expensive brands we have tried. It definitely can hold its own!! Thank you

    Comment by 1107602Trena Reshea Austin- Bradley 1107602 Trena Reshea Austin- Bradley


  • LOVE this wine ~

    Comment by 1107602Trena Reshea Austin- Bradley 1107602 Trena Reshea Austin- Bradley


  • I love the taste of a good glass of wine. ive tasted a lot of different wines all year this winking owl wine is the best ive tasted all year. (keep it coming) love it .A.S.W Thanks

    Comment by 1105826Annette S. Washington 1105826 Annette S. Washington


  • I love the taste of a good bottle of wine and i have teate a lot of different wines . i can tell you this winking owl wine is the best . i tasted all year .I love the taste of the white zinfandel.( love it keep it coming) A.S.W

    Comment by 1105826Annette S. Washington 1105826 Annette S. Washington


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Los Angeles County 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Los Angeles County 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by spicyramen


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Chardonnay Los Angeles County 2008

    Snoothrank:

    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


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Shiraz Los Angeles County NV

    Snoothrank:

    I just tried it for the first time. I am used to decent red wines like Robert Mondavi, Kendall Jackson, usually ordered out for $10.00-$15.00 a glass. This has a wonderful oak flavor and is really nice and the price is fantastic at $2.69! Would buy again! Very Pleased:) Read More

    Wine review by Mimi32286


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Shiraz Los Angeles County NV

    Snoothrank:

    My husband and I love wine and just recently started going to the Aldi's store in our area. We just happened to see this wine and thought for the low price we could not afford to "not" try it and we were very pleasantly surprised. We both would describe it as full bodied will have it with our steak dinner tonight! We will definitely buy this again. Read More

    Wine review by jcwil


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Chardonnay Los Angeles County 2008

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    For the price of 2.99 at Aldis here in Alsip, IL I have to say its a steal and half! Tastes great, better than some more pricey wines and for 2.99 in these times PERFECT Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Shiraz Los Angeles County NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by Miteko


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