Written by: Tim Edison

Updated on: September 27, 2022

16 Best Aldi Wines in 2022 [Must Be On Your Next Shopping List!]

Aldi wines

Aldi wines offer unbeatable value for money, with many varieties from world-renowned regions and wineries.

A lot are even award-winning, scooping up awards from the likes of the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC).

Still, Aldi wines don't get the love or respect they deserve, lacking recognition in the wine community like all supermarket wines to be honest.

But the times are changing, and more wine lovers than ever are trying Aldi's wines for their quality, not just the excellent value on offer.

You'll find our favorite Aldi wines below, split into reds, whites, rosés, and sparkling wines.

Let's jump in!


Our Recommended Aldi Wine Selection

Aldi offers hundreds of wines in-store and online, ranging from less than $10 per bottle to over $20 per bottle.

These are our favorite Aldi wines in 2022:


Best Aldi Red Wines

Best served at room temperature with cheese, red meats, chocolate, and cakes, these reds will surprise you with their depth of character.


1. William Wright Reserve - Pinot Noir

William Wright Reserve - Pinot Noir wine

Origin: Monterey County, California.

Smooth with a medium body, this red wine goes down a treat! Cherry, blackberry, vanilla, and espresso notes. On the palate, smooth tannins with a burst of red fruit.

This wine is aged with oak, giving it oaky notes and excellent depth. The finish is subtle, with a fruity, lingering finish.

It pairs well with fish, chicken, seafood, and cheeses. William Wright wines are produced for Aldi by Scheid Family Wines.



2. Bear Bros. - Cabernet Sauvignon

bear bros cabernet sauvignon

Origin: California, United States.

A fruity, light-bodied red wine, Bear Bros. - Cabernet Sauvignon has notes of plums, figs, blackberry jam, and chocolate, with sweet tannins on the palate.

Bright and fresh with a mild acidity, this wine is fantastic with red meat, game, stews, and hard cheeses. The finish is balanced and subtle.

Bear Bros. is based in Modesto, California, and produces wines exclusively for Aldi.


Related: For more wines with chocolate notes, don't miss our guide to wines that taste like chocolate next.



3. Bridge Road Vineyards - Cabernet Sauvignon

Bridge Road Vineyards - Cabernet Sauvignon wine

Origin: California, United States.

A classic dry Cabernet Sauvignon with fruity notes and a medium body, with ripe blackcurrant and blackberry flavors, finished with a hint of vanilla.

This wine pairs well with steak, venison, fish, hard cheeses, pastries, and sweet desserts. It has a medium finish and a fresh profile. Bridge Road Vineyards is based in Irvine, CA, specializing in red and white wines.



4. Winking Owl - Cabernet Sauvignon

winking owl cabernet sauvignon

Origin: California, United States.

A nose of plum and vanilla with blackberry, plum, and berry flavors, with a toasted oak aftertaste. Moderate tannins with a tinge of sweetness.

This wine goes down exceptionally well with pasta, roast beef, and steak. The Winking Owl is managed by The Cairngorm Brewery, which has made wines since 2001. They also make ales and craft beer, also sold in Aldi.



Best Aldi White Wines

These white wines are made from light-colored grapes, such as Riesling or Chardonnay. They are best served chilled with white meats, poultry, pasta, and salads.


5. Essenza di Vita - Pinot Grigio

essenza di vita pinot grigio

Origin: Delle Venezie, Italy.

Imported from Italy, Essenza di Vita Pinot Grigio is one of the freshest Aldi white wines on the palate, with a zesty and citrusy taste.

Lime, tropical, and honey notes give it a mouth-watering aroma, creating a light but medium-dry white wine.

This wine pairs brilliantly with fish, chicken, salads, and pasta, and it is the perfect tipple on a hot summer's day. It's produced by Mack & Schuhle Group.


Related: We recommend our favorite wines available at Trader Joe's.


6. Exquisite Collection – Chardonnay

exquisite collection chardonnay

Origin: Limestone Coast, South Australia.

The Exquisite Collection Chardonnay is a crisp, un-oaked white wine with white peach and honey notes. The flavor profile spans fresh pineapple, honeysuckle, and lemon, with a medium body and a smooth finish.

Sweet and tangy with a creamy mouthfeel, this wine pairs beautifully with seafood, chicken, and pasta. It's available exclusively at Aldi.



7. Giretto - Pinot Grigio

giretto pinot grigio

Origin: Delle Venezie, Italy.

A medium-dry wine with refreshing notes of lemon, citrus, and green apple, Giretto Pinot Grigio is incredibly refreshing. Ripe apple, figs, and pear come through on the palate, with a hint of honey on the finish.

We love this wine on its own and with salads and pasta. It's light and relatively dry, making it perfect with fish and chicken.



8. Landshut – Riesling

Landshut – Riesling wine

Origin: Mosel, Germany.

This pale-yellow German wine is easy on the nose, with nectarine, apple, pear, and pineapple notes. It has peach, grass, and lemon on the palate. Fruity and refreshing, it perfectly balances acidity, dryness, and sweetness.

This wine is perfect for desserts, pastries, salads, shellfish, and light meals with its fruity bouquet. It's produced for Aldi in Germany and imported.



Best Aldi Sparkling Wines

Sparkling wines are carbonated white or rosé wines. Best-served chilled and on ice - perfect with desserts and fresh fruits.


9. Belletti - Sparkling Moscato Rosé

belletti sparkling moscato rosé

Origin: Veneto, Italy.

Notes of strawberries, ripe cherries, and cotton candy give this sparkling wine a delectable scent. Low acidity with a crisp taste, with flavors of strawberry, raspberry, and a hint of fizzy lemon. Pleasantly sweet with a short finish.

After opening the bottle, you get a delicate berry fragrance with a floral overtone. It's lovely with fresh fruit, desserts, and on its own.


10. Giambellino - Peach Bellini

giambellino peach bellini

Origin: Germany.

This fruity, juicy, and smooth sparkling wine has a candied lime and honeyed peaches flavor. On the nose, sorbet and freshly picked strawberries with a hint of peaches and cream create a delightful tipple for any time of the day.

Superb with cake, desserts, rich lasagna, salads, and picnics, this wine is sweet with a crisp finish, leaving a fruitful burst of peaches in the mouth.



11. Burlwood Cellars - Extra Dry Sparkling

burlwood cellars extra dry sparkling

Origin: California, USA.

A delightful sparkling wine with apple, pear, honey, and citrus flavors, Burlwood Cellars Extra Dry Sparkling really is as refreshing as it gets. Extra dry without sweetness, it brings zesty, fruity flavors to the fore for a crisp tipple.

You get apple, lime, pear, and hints of nectarine, with some peach on the nose. This wine is perfect with grilled meats, fish, and chicken.



12. Burlwood - Brut Sparkling

burlwood brut sparkling

Origin: California, USA.

Fruity and dry, Burlwood Brut Sparkling has a lively green apple and citrus taste, with a citrus and floral nose. Light and refreshing, the acidity is balanced with a touch of sweetness to create a crisp, delectable wine you can enjoy with any meal.

This wine is perfect with hard cheeses, pasta, and fish, but it also excels on its own. It's ideal if you like your wines fruity with minimal sweetness.



Best Aldi Rosé Wines

Rosé wines are fruitier than white wines and get their color from red grape skins. They are perfect with seafood, soft cheeses, and bread.


13. Exquisite Collection Côtes de Provence – Rosé

exquisite collection côtes de provence rosé

Origin: Côtes de Provence, South of France.

Lush strawberry, white fruit, and zesty notes combine with a delicious, fruity flavor to create a rosé as it should be - sweet, crisp, and refined on the palate, summer fruits with good acidity, and a crisp, delicate finish.

Pair this wine with salads, fish, and other light meals, or enjoy it on its own. It is dry with a delicate taste, giving you an intense burst of summer.



14. Trestoria – Rosé

trestoria rosé

Origin: California, USA.

This rosé explodes with notes of citrus, raspberry, and rosehip. Hints of floral and strawberry with a touch of lime give it a summery vibe, with strawberry and raspberry in the mouth, with a dry finish and a good length.

If you love red raspberry and strawberry and want a dry wine, you will love this rosé. It's great with salmon, soft cheeses, and salads.



 15. Moiselle - Pink Moscato

moiselle pink moscato

Origin: California, USA.

Crisp, light, and exploding with blossom scents, this rosé is an exciting tipple. Flavors of nectarine, strawberry, red apples, and peaches shine through, with tropical fruits on the nose and a medium finish with lots of tanginess.

Sweet and summery, this rosé is the ideal tipple with desserts and spicy dishes. It's perfect if you like sweet wines that are cool and crisp.



16. Bridge Road Vineyards - White Zinfandel

bridge road vineyards white zinfandel

Origin: California, USA.

This rosé stands out with light citrus, sweet apples, pomegranate on the nose, and strawberry and plum in the mouth. The flavor profile is balanced, with a sweet edge and a moderate finish, with an aftertaste of red fruit.

White Zinfandel is off-dry to sweet, with this wine bordering on sweet. It's deliciously fruity and perfect with soft cheese, sandwiches, and fish.



Conclusion

It might not be the first place you or your friends think of to pick up a good bottle of wine, but Aldi has plenty of hidden gems.

From reds and whites to sparkling and rosés, Aldi offers wines at various price points to suit all tastes.

What I like most about Aldi is the consistent quality – bottles are always on point, and the company is constantly adding new varieties.

Aldi shouldn't be overlooked for great wines, especially if you are on a small budget. Some wines, like Essenza di Vita - Pinot Grigio, stand up to wines that cost three times more and make you question why you would choose anything else.

Of course, venturing into cheap wines can also unearth some horrible surprises, but with a bit of advice hopefully you can avoid these.

For us, the four best Aldi wines are as follows:

  • Red - William Wright Reserve - Pinot Noir
  • White - Essenza di Vita - Pinot Grigio
  • Sparkling - Burlwood Cellars - Extra Dry Sparkling
  • Rosé - Exquisite Collection Côtes de Provence – Rosé

If you are unsure when picking wines at Aldi, you can't go wrong with their award-winners which are easy to spot with their bold labels.


Do you have a favorite wine at Aldi? We'd love to hear what you think in the comments section!


About the Author Tim Edison


Tim started Wine Turtle way back in 2015.
These days he contributes to Wine Turtle (and other renowned wine publications) while continuing his wine education.
Tim's wine of the month is the Coates & Seely Reserve Brut NV (from Hampshire, England).

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