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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • The winking owl White Zinfandel is the best i've tasted in a very long time. Full-bodied taste that's light. Goes great with salads, spicy foods, Latin and Chinese cuisine .

    Comment by 1105057windwhisper 1105057 windwhisper


  • Hello we enjoy the wine. Could you please use real boxes. Just had 6 bottles go from car to the ground and subsequently the storm sewer. The box just fell apart!!!! Bill Baker NC

    Comment by 992258Bill 2002 992258 Bill 2002


  • I think that Winking Owl wine is very good. You can not get a better wine for the price. Dalton Georgia just opened a new Aldi's and I was very happy about that.

    Comment by 904363sspurlin 904363 sspurlin


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Los Angeles County 2007

    Snoothrank:

    This was my college wine.Aldi's was my savior back then.It was oaky, fruity, reasonably good for drinking, and because of the price it also made a great cooking wine. Especially with ridiculously discounted portabella mushrooms my roommate and I managed to find also at Aldi's. Read More

    Wine review by zygmuntsmw


  • Great wine at a reasonable price.

    Comment by 816106Ray Scharf 816106 Ray Scharf


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Merlot Los Angeles County 2005

    Snoothrank:

    We were able to pick this up at Aldi's in Joplin on our way to Branson for a short vacation. What a suprise, we finished our 6 bottles in three days and on the way back to Tulsa we picked up an additional dozen bottles, knowing that we could increase our celler once we returned to Tulsa. What a mistake, we haven't been able to find it here in T... Read More

    Wine review by elenfestey


  • I found out about Winking Owl wine thru a co-worker. I was talking to her about the economy and the high cost of vine. So she informed me about Aldi's and Winking Owl vine, therefore I purchased 1 bottle. To my surprise I loved the Cabernet Sauvignon. I also found a lot of other good bargains at Aldi's. I purchase Winking Owl by the case...

    Comment by 725313Wines777 725313 Wines777


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Los Angeles County 2007

    Snoothrank:

    Decent nose, full flavor initially, dark fruit with hint of wood, smooth although short finish. Read More

    Wine review by tonypet


  • I tried the wine and found the White Wines lacked any flavor, the Merlot and the Shirez was a great buy with good flavor. I would recomend the Merlot and Shirez to those who drink wine with meals on budgets that are looking for value.

    Comment by 676412Glac51 676412 Glac51


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Chardonnay Los Angeles County 2008

    Snoothrank:

    I started dirinking wine after cancer had left me unable to drink anything carbinated. This wine, for the price, is simply unbeatable. It has a crisp and very refreshing flavor that rivals many of the higher priced wine out there. Read More

    Wine review by shanet66


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Chardonnay Los Angeles County 2004

    Snoothrank:

    I have drank several bottles over time & feel this outstanding price performer is a fine addition to a fish/chicken meal. I got no headache from it. Read More

    Wine review by kypjs


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Shiraz Los Angeles County NV

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by labellanussi


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Shiraz Los Angeles County NV

    Snoothrank:

    I really like this wine, I have been drinking it for a couple of years and I think it is the best one that Winking Owl makes and tastes as good and better than some much more expensive wines I've tried. I too would like to see them try a Pinot Grigio or a Sauvignon Blanc. Read More

    Wine review by Jmbee


  • I'm drinking a glass of Chardonnay as I type this. I was in the wine business years ago, for $ 2.89 a bottle at Aldi's this stand up well to california varietals costing five times as much.

    Comment by 486404Trainman007 486404 Trainman007


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Chardonnay Los Angeles County 2004

    Snoothrank:

    i had a bottle of chardonnay that tasted watered down. Pour that shit out! bought it for about 4 or 5 dollars at a cheap store that you have to bag your own food. Wont be buying that anymore. Read More

    Wine review by lgray


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Shiraz Los Angeles County NV

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by jbrumley


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Merlot Los Angeles County 2004

    Snoothrank:

    GREAT bottle of wine. Nice to have at the table at dinner every night. Smooth and tasty-Also very good price under $4 Read More

    Wine review by holtzmeg


  • Nice wine,good and inexpenisive, very refreshing chardonnay.

    Comment by 390200Chet I Chelminiak 390200 Chet I Chelminiak


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