While some people turn their noses up at wines that come from stores like Costco, Trader Joe’s, and Aldi (also known as “grocery store wine”), there are some wines that are worth seeking out from these locations. Aldi, for example, has done its part in strengthening its wine brands lineup since making it available in early 2016.
Aldi offers a wide variety of wines, ranging from lighter reds and whites to full-bodied rosés. The vast majority of the wines on our list are available both in-store and on Aldi’s website. However, there are a few that are only available to purchase while supplies last.
So the next time you’re looking for a new wine to try head on over to your closest Aldi. You might be surprised by what you find.
Wines Worth Buying From Aldi
Red Blend by Dancing Flame
This Dancing Flame Red Blend is a great wine when all you want to do is wind down for the evening. It’s a tasty drink that is comprised of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Carmenere, and 10% Syrah.
You can only find this wine at Aldi, which is imported and produced by Prestige Wine & Spirits. The Red Blend by Dancing Flame starts off with an appealing smell of blackberry and hints of vanilla. Upon taking a sip, you’ll immediately notice a tasty yet simple wine that is both smooth and juicy.
The main flavors you’ll experience are spice and dark fruit, however, there is also just a bit of green pepper as well. This Red Blend is the ideal wine for relaxing in the middle of your week. It doesn’t require a lot of thinking. Just pour yourself a glass, sit back, and enjoy. You’ll notice it ends with spice, dark fruit, and just a note of herbs.
Pinot Grigio by Pianeta Organico
This delicious Pinot Grigio from Aldi is produced by Pianeta Organico. It has only 5 grams per Liter of sugar and is friendly to vegans. Available only at Aldi, this Pinot Grigio is imported into the United States by Mack & Schuhle.
The wine itself starts with the pleasant aroma of green apples, pears, limes, lemons, and a hint of honeysuckle. You’ll get a taste of fruit, which makes the wine juicy and savory. You’ll also notice that this Pinot Grigio is pleasantly thick and complex, which only serves to add to its enjoyment.
This Pinot Grigio ends with a zesty and lasting finish, which will leave you wanting more. For the price, this wine is a great option when you’re searching for the perfect bottle to enjoy with some friends.
Chardonnay by Broken Clouds
This oaky, buttery-tasting Chardonnay from Broken Clouds really stands out from the crowd and wine expert enthusiasts agree. Produced on the Sonoma Coast of California, this wine goes through aging in barrels made of oak for a certain period of time known only to Broken Clouds.
You’ll enjoy the aromas of lemon, butter, banana, citrus, and vanilla when you take a whiff of this Chardonnay. The wine is smooth and focuses on flavors of tropical fruit juice, banana cream, and vanilla. If you enjoy a glass of Chardonnay, this offering from Broken Clouds is perfect. It ends with a long finish, which will leave you satisfied and pouring yourself another glass before you realize you’re doing it.
Rosé by Cotes de Provence
This exquisite wine by Cotes de Provence is imported by Baer Beverage and is part of the Exquisite Collection. This dry rosé blend consists of Syrah, Grenache, and Cinsault. It’s vegan-friendly and only has 1.5 grams of sugar per Liter.
Available only through Aldi, this wine starts with an aroma of strawberry, peach, and light floral fragrances. When you take a sip of this tasty rosé, you’ll experience lots of savory and delicious fruit. Your mouth will notice the same flavors your nose identified, plus some tropical fruit and a hint of citrus. It’s a very refreshing wine.
A bit of garrigue floats beneath all the pleasant tastes. You’ll have a clean, balanced finish, which is exactly what you want in a rosé. If you enjoy the refreshing taste of light reds, this Cotes de Provence is a great choice.
Rosso by Grand Alberone
The Grand Alberone Rosso is another red wine that is a great buy at Aldi. The grocer does not provide much information on this wine. However, the producer tells us its a blend of Teroldego, Zinfandel, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Rosso is aged for an unspecified period of time in oak barrels.
Imported by Prestige Wine and Spirits, the Rosso by Grand Alberone is available only at available through Aldi’s website or in its stores. The wine starts with a nice aroma of chocolate, dark berries, spice, and plenty of vanilla.
It tastes sweet, smooth, and lush, full of savory fruit, a little cola, and even more vanilla. Underneath you may detect a bit of earthiness, but it adds to the flavor of the Rosso. The wine is fun, simple, and easy to drink. The finish consists of a combination of tart fruit and sweetness.
Pinot Grigio by Villanella
The Villanella Pinot Grigio is a white wine available only at Aldi. Imported by Villanella Wines, this 2017 vintage smells of juicy melons and peaches. One sip will have you reveling in the deliciousness of this light-bodied wine. It’s smooth and lively, giving off a great feeling when the wine hits your mouth.
This Pinot Grigio is simple and straightforward, however, Villanella does it very well. You’ll experience plenty of melon, peach, and green apple flavors when drinking this wine. A touch of tropical fruit is the perfect pairing for a fresh and dry finish.
Sweet Sparkling Moscato by Arosa
If you like sweet wine, then you should definitely give this Sweet Sparkling Moscato a try. This wine produced by Arosa is available only at Aldi and imported by Arosa Wines. You’ll immediately notice the fragrance of strawberry, peach, and other berries when you smell this non-vintage Moscato.
There’s also a hint of floral aroma along with a bit of bread. You’ll get a crisp and sweet taste in your mouth when you take a sip, but at 7% alcohol, this Moscato goes down nice and easy. The smooth taste in your mouth and the fair amount of flavors means you don’t have a long finish. As a result, it’s very difficult not to drink this wine by the glassful.
This sweet sparkling Moscaote is simple and well-made. There’s nothing complex about it, making it the perfect option for those who love sweet wines. It’s an ideal dessert wine, or if you prefer spicy food, it pairs quite nice with that as well.
Sauvignon Blanc by Exquisite Collection
This fantastic offering by Exquisite Collection is imported from Marlborough, New Zealand by Mack and Schuhle, Inc. Available exclusively as Aldi, this Sauvignon Blanc is delicious and just one more reason to give the wines at the discount grocer a try.
It starts with an aromatic nose, consisting of tropical fruits and grass. When you take a sip of the wine, you’ll discover plenty of juicy, citrus flavors, plus more tropical fruit and even some green apple.
You’ll also get a creamy taste, a sweet, fruity, and smooth mouthful, and a medium-long finish that will leave you wanting more. This single-vineyard wine is an excellent choice if you’re partial to Sauvignon Blancs. Plus, the price is right since you’re purchasing this amazing wine at Aldi.
Chianti by Adventure Series
This Chianti, offered by Adventure Series comes from Tuscany, Italy and can only be found at Aldi locations on or its website. Prestige Wine and Spirits Group imports this wine into the United States.
When it comes to pasta or pizza night, it’s always nice to eat on the cheap. But since you’re not spending a lot on dinner, you also don’t want to spend much on your wine. Thankfully, Aldi has the perfect, cheap, but tasty wine to go with your meal. Its authentic tart gives this Chianti lots of character.
This Chianti has an aroma of cranberry, leather, and plenty of ripe cherries. When you take a sip of this medium-bodied wine, you’ll get a mouthfeel of red fruits along with a hint of tartness. The wine is well-balanced and great for the amount you pay. It’s the ideal wine for pizza night when you’re on a tight budget.
Sauvignon Blanc by Leaf Plucker
This offering from the Western Cape of South Africa is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc that is fermented in French oak barrels. You won’t typically see this type of process available at a price point this low, but Leaf Plucker does so. Plus, this Sauvignon Blanc only has 3.4 grams of sugar per Liter.
Imported by Sauvignon Wines, this wine is available only on Aldi’s website or at its grocery stores. This Leaf Plucker starts off with an aroma that consists of apricot, lemongrass, and citrus.
A sip from this wine will result in a taste of grapefruit and citrus. You’ll get a smooth and creamy mouthful, which also includes a long, dry finish with a hint of tart fruit. This Sauvignon Blanc is engaging and delicious, the perfect wine when you want something a little more sophisticated.
Pinot Grigio by Giretto
Imported by Broadland Wineries, this Pino Grigio by Giretto comes from Delle Venezie, Italy. Available only at Aldi, this wine starts off with a delectable aroma of melon, citrus, pear, and a bit of nuttiness.
Tasting this delicious wine will surprise you with its depth. One sip is full of lots of green apple, tropical fruit, and lime. In short, this is a very tasty Pinot Grigio. This is a fairly dry offering, despite its abundance of sweet-tasting fruits. You typically won’t find this type of Pinot Grigio available at this price point.
You’ll notice a hint of mineral which goes well with a dry, crisp finish. This Pinot Grigio is great for when you want to spend some time on the front porch and people watch. However, it’s also great when you need a wine for your salad or seafood.
Some of the biggest criticisms about less-expensive Pinot Grigios are that they are watered down or too sweet. This wine does a great job of avoiding both of these problems, which makes it a steal at its low Aldi price point.
Prosecco by Grand Mori
This budget-priced Prosecco is an excellent offering by Aldi, produced in Valdobbiadene, Italy, and sold by Grand Mori. Available only at Aldi, this killer wine is imported by Prestige Beverage Group into the United States.
Branded as a non-vintage wine, this offering by Grand Mori starts with a nose of honeysuckle, pear, fresh-baked bread, and melon. While the aroma is a little subdued, it’s still quite nice. Its taste consists of plenty of fruit, along with a crisp feel to complement the perfect amount of bubbles.
The sweetness in this Prosecco is perfectly balanced with flavors of orange zest, green apple, and pear. On the finish, a hint of nuttiness combined with the sweet fruit flavors make for a long and refreshing drink you’re sure to love.
Malbec by Exquisite Collection
Exquisite Collection has another wine to add to is every growing selection. This time, it’s a Malbec produced in Mendoza, Argentina. You can only get this wine at Aldi, which is imported into the US by Mack and Schuhle, Inc.
This delicious Malbec starts with a pleasant aroma of plum, mint, blackberry, and a touch of cedar. One sip of this silky and smooth full-bodied wine results in a taste of spice and plenty of fruit.
Surprisingly, this Malbec offers a decent amount of complexity, resulting in a wine that is fairly well put together. Dry with the right touch of sweet, you’re getting an excellent wine for little money. The finish is long and full of juicy tasting tart fruits and just a hint of oaky spice.
Sauvignon Blanc by Dancing Flame
Yet another excellent Sauvignon Blanc available at Aldi, this time by Dancing Flame. Produced in Valle de Leyda, Chile, by Vina Luis Felipe Edwards, you can only purchase this Sauvignon Blanc at Aldi. This offering is imported by Prestige Wine & Spirits Group.
Immediately, you’ll notice an aroma full of citrus and grass, which is something often associated with wines that originate in New Zealand. The wine offers a taste of fresh and deep flavors, consisting primarily of tropical fruit and lime. It is lively, crisp, and clean.
While this Sauvignon Blanc isn’t going to knock your socks off, it’s still a solid and well-done wine. You’ll enjoy the long finish which has a lingering grassy and tart aftertaste.
Zinfandel by Scarlet Path
From Lodi, California, this affordable and velvety smooth Zinfandel is only available at Aldi. Upon opening this wine, you’ll be greeted with a pleasant smell of licorice, mint, dark fruit, spice, and just a bit of earthiness.
You’ll taste plenty of sweet and juicy fruit, plus a hint of spice. It’s smooth and velvety and every mouthful is delicious and full of flavor. This Zinfandel ends with plenty of fruit and just a touch of oaky spice and tobacco.
One item to note for this wine, although it doesn’t directly impact the drink itself, it the label. Other wines and vintages have normal paper looking labels. However, this offering from Scarlet Path has a velvet label, which matches how the wine tastes.
Tempranillo by La Cornada Crianza
Aldi’s Tempranillo comes from Castella La Mancha, Spain, and is produced by La Cornada Crianza. Aged for almost six months in America oak, this wine spends an additional year and a half in the bottle before it becomes available for consumption.
Bottled by Felix Solis and imported into the US by Mack and Schuhle, Inc., La Cornada Crianza’s Tempranillo is available for purchase only at Aldi. The wine begins with a muted smell consisting of spice, black cherry, and a bit of cedar. This in and of itself isn’t anything to write home about, but wait until you taste it.
Immediately after taking a sip you’ll wonder how can something so delicious be available at Aldi. This Tempranillo is well-made, spicy, and smooth. It is very balanced and fills your mouth with amazing flavor and fullness. The wine isn’t overly complex, however, you’ll continue to wonder how something so amazing can be so cheap.
You’ll enjoy a very long and dry finish, full of dark fruits, light oaky flavor, and spice. Buy this wine if you have a chance. You won’t be disappointed.
Cabernet Sauvignon by Peaks & Tides
Peaks & Tides offers this balanced, rich, and juicy Cabernet Sauvignon available only at Aldi. Produced in Sonoma County, California, Peaks & Tides ages its wines for an unknown amount of time in oak barrels.
Starting off this Cabernet Sauvignon is the smell of blackberry, black cherry, spice, plum, licorice, and a hint of vanilla. The wine itself is smooth and consists of plenty of rich flavor like dark fruits and well-placed spices. You’ll also notice bits of vanilla and licorice, which makes this classic Cabernet very well-balanced.
A long, dry finish, along with some oaky spice makes this Cabernet Sauvignon worth its price tag, which isn’t all that high.
Pinot Noir by William Wright
If you’re in the market for a classic Pinot that won’t break the bank, then this Pinot Noir by William Wright might be just the wine for you. Produced in Monterey County, California, this Pinot Noir is only available at Aldi.
This wine starts with a pleasant and earthy aroma, which includes rhubarb, strawberry, mint, leather, and tomato plant. If you like a lot of earthiness in your wine, this Pinot Noir is perfect.
When you taste this wine, you’ll experience a medium-bodied and smooth flavor. There are also hints of mint and strawberry. This Pinot Noir is a classy and earthy Pinot Noir with plenty to enjoy.
You’ll get a medium-long finish, along with a taste of licorice and a hint of cola that will have you pouring yourself another glass.
Red Wine by Outlander
This Red Wine from Outlander features a blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. It’s sweet and smooth and is Produced by Outlander Meritage in Paso Robles, California.
Available only through Aldi, this Red Wine starts off with aromas that include blackberry, vanilla, black cherry, cola, and just a hint of cedar. One sip is full of sweet, bright cherry fruit. It’s smooth and juicy and doesn’t have the big oaky flavors often found in many reds.
You’ll get a nice long finish with hints of sweet fruit and tobacco from this Red Wine. If you’re a fan of red blends that lean to the sweeter side, you’ll enjoy this offering from Outlander Meritage.
Red Blend by Leaf Plucker
This Red Blend from Leaf Plucker is a great wine that comes from South Africa. It is aged for an unknown amount of time in French oak barrels, giving it a nice, sweet taste. You can only get this wine at Aldi, which is imported to the US by Mack & Schuhle, Inc.
You’ll notice a good amount of green pepper when it comes to aromas with this Red Blend. One word of advice from this offering by Leaf Plucker is to allow it to decant. This wine definitely needs some time to breathe.
Some other odors you may notice include mint, spide, and red berries. You’ll get a soft, smooth mouthfeel when you take a drink, where you’ll notice the previously mentioned green pepper. There are also hints of black pepper and spice.
The wine is not very sweet, and mostly dry. However, it’s a nicely made wine for the price. You’ll get a nice, long, dry finish with this Red Blend from Leaf Plucker.
Is Aldi Wine Really Worth It?
Not all the wines you find at Aldi are worth trying. Even though the prices are very affordable, there are some you should just simply steer away from. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any worth trying, which we believe we’ve shown based on the list we’ve provided.
Thanks to these wines, Aldi is showing that it’s moving in the right direction. This is critical as other retailers have shown that they are simply happy treading water or even moving backward.
Some of the better wines from Aldi come from the Exquisite Collection. Those, plus the Dancing Flame offerings are making Aldi wines worth considering whenever you’re looking for a good bottle of cheap wine that still impresses the palate.
For us, we prefer Sweet Sparkling Moscato. It’s the ideal wine when you’re looking for something to drink while enjoying a nice piece of pie for dessert.
But don’t just take our word for it. In recent years, Aldi has won over 30 awards for their wines, including gold in the category of “Best Buy” for their Moscato, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, and Malbec offerings.
If that’s not enough to get you to try a bottle of wine from Aldi, we don’t know what is.
Further Reading: Best Wine for Beginners.