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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Does the Winking Owl vineyards have a website?

    Comment by 1912343Jeff Bjune 1912343 Jeff Bjune


  • Just bought a bottle of winking owl moscato...is this new...first time I saw it at aldi

    Comment by 1903324Snoother 1903324 1903324 Snoother 1903324


  • does winking owl white Zin contain arsnic?

    Comment by 1840325simbaboy 1840325 simbaboy


  • Hello all, can i buy Winking owl wines somewhre else than Aldi ? Somewhere online ? I am living at southwest Florida and closest Aldi is 90 miles.

    Comment by 1809175Akcizur 1809175 Akcizur


  • Yes. I have a question. First I like Winking Owl Merlot and White Zinfandel. I just want to know what the percentage of alcohol is. It is not stated on any of the bottles. Please email me the answer at palmer1943@bellsouth.net Thanks

    Comment by 1807143Robert Palmer 1807143 Robert Palmer


  • Brought (smuggled!) 7 bottles of Pinot Grigiot back to Canada from Florida. A wine of this quality would cost at least 4 times the almost $3 I paid. Not a connoisseur, but I know what I like..............and I like this. :)

    Comment by 1697884Snoother 1697884 1697884 Snoother 1697884


  • 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

    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


  • 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


  • 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


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