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

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • Zinfandel

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

  • 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

  • Great wine at a reasonable price.

    Comment by 816106Ray Scharf 816106 Ray Scharf


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 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


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Shiraz Los Angeles County NV

    Snoothrank:

    I sure would like to see a blanc or pinot grigio from Winking owl, Are there any?? Read More

    Wine review by laszlocooley3


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Shiraz Los Angeles County NV

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by kettlesl


  • I'm getting married next April in NYC. I was thinking of giving a bottle of Red and White as gift favors for all. I know everyone dose not share our indulgence, but I think its better then some Bell with our names and the date. Is this a good idea?Can anyone recommend a good "cheap" 3-6 dollars a btl? I would buy by the case.I don't think I wou... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine as gift favor???


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Chardonnay Los Angeles County 2008

    Snoothrank:

    CHEAP bottle of wine! and by that i mean inexpensive. this is honestly one of my very favorites though. started drinking it for the price tag, but stands up to much pricier bottles. it's a crisp, refreshing chardonnay. not oaky, and that's the way i like it. Read More

    Wine review by bclementz


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Shiraz Los Angeles County NV

    Snoothrank:

    sweet berry on the nose, red licorice with spiciness and a soft oak on the tongue. I liked it! Not bad for Aldi's! Read More

    Wine review by dkmrd5


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Los Angeles County NV

    Snoothrank:

    Light, transparent ruby color, has a nose of sweet berry, very reminiscent of a white zin, very light texture in the mouth, with light berry, slightly dryer than a white zin, oak was very weak. Okay for a beginner wine drinker. Read More

    Wine review by dkmrd5


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Chardonnay Los Angeles County 2004

    Snoothrank:

    Headache/ Cheap ??? Maybe it's not the wine, but the person tasting it --- perhaps YOUR the weak one! We like it. Yellow Tail was once under $5.00, until it gained attention, now it is a wonderful/popular wine. Read More

    Wine review by wineluver105


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Chardonnay Los Angeles County 2004

    Snoothrank:

    Cooking wine, light and crisp Read More

    Wine review by Jermzzy


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Chardonnay Los Angeles County 2004

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by trentleslie


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