15 Best Aldi Wines in 2023 [Upgrade Your Shopping List!]
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).
However, it must be said, the wine selection at Aldi is certainly not the best. Great value, yes, but high quality? No, not always.
You won't find many critically acclaimed wines at Aldi, but you will find some good wine at amazing prices. And occasionally you get a hidden gem, and I'll show you a couple in this guide.
You'll find my favorite Aldi wines below, split into reds, whites, rosés, and sparkling wines.
My Recommended Aldi Wine Selection
Aldi offers hundreds of wines in-store and online, ranging from less than $5 per bottle to over $20 per bottle.
I've included a range of prices in my Aldi wine list, and some are significantly undervalued!
These are my favorite Aldi wines in 2023:
Best Aldi Red Wines
Best served at room temperature with cheese, red meats, chocolate, and cakes, these reds might surprise you with their depth of character.
These are the red wines at Aldi worth picking up.
15. William Wright Reserve Pinot Noir 2019 - $10
The William Wright Reserve Pinot Noir is an Aldi exclusive and proof (should you need it) that good wine need not break the bank.
It greets you with a delightful bouquet of ripe cherries and a hint of earthy undertones. On the first sip, the ripe red fruit notes were beautifully balanced by a subtle hint of oak, a testament to its well-judged maturation.
The tannins were soft, yet present, giving the wine a structure that was both elegant and robust.
The finish was long and satisfying, with a hint of spice that lingered, a gentle reminder of the wine's surprising complexity. This is a Pinot Noir that punches well above its weight, a true delight for the senses.
In my opinion, the William Wright Reserve Pinot Noir is a shining example of the potential of affordable wines. It's a testament to Aldi's commitment to quality and value. A truly delightful experience, I highly recommend it, especially if you love earthy Pinot!
14. Bear Bros Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 - $9
This is another Aldi exclusive wine and a really solid Californian Cabernet Sauvignon. At just $9 it's really hard to beat on value and a great wine to stock up on for nights in front of the TV.
It's got all those berry and chocolate notes that you expect from a Californian Cab with more that a hint of oak and some leather on the finish.
I didn't have the chance to try it with food but it'll go just perfectly with steak or some roasted beef.
It's another really good wine from Aldi that is certainly undervalued at just $9.
13. Bridge Road Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon - $11
The first impression is a burst of ripe blackcurrant, followed by a subtle hint of cedar and tobacco. The tannins are well-structured, providing a backbone to the wine without overpowering the fruit.
The finish is long and satisfying, with a touch of vanilla from the oak aging.
This wine pairs well with steak, venison, fish, hard cheeses, pastries, and chocolate desserts. It has a medium finish and a fresh profile.
This comes in 1.5L magnum bottles so it's really good value. It's a great table wine but lacks a bit of depth for me to regard it as a great bottle of Cab. In my opinion, the Bear Bros Cab is the pick of the Aldi Cabernet Sauvignon.
12. Winking Owl Cabernet Sauvignon - $5
Winking Owl Cabernet Sauvignon, Aldi's budget-friendly offering, is a real surprise. Despite its modest price, it delivers a decent quality.
It's a straightforward, fruit-forward wine with notes of black cherry and plum and a sweeter finish than your usual Cab that many may find off-putting.
While it may not compete with high-end Cabernets, it offers good value for money. It's a great choice for casual sipping or pairing with weeknight dinners. It's also the perfect bottle for a red wine cocktail like sangria.
Best Aldi White Wines
They are best served chilled with white meats, poultry, pasta, and salads.
11. Essenza di Vita Pinot Grigio - $10
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. It's a Delle Venezie DOC wine which means it comes from a strictly regulated region.
Lime, melon, tropical, and honey notes give it a mouth-watering aroma, creating a light but medium-dry white wine. It's also got a surprisingly long, dry finish which I really enjoyed.
This wine pairs brilliantly with fish, chicken, salads, and pasta, and it is the perfect tipple on a hot summer's day.
10. Exquisite Collection Chardonnay 2020 - $9
The Exquisite Collection Chardonnay from Aldi is a wine that has garnered a fair share of praise for its value for money.
It's a well-balanced Chardonnay, offering a harmonious blend of crisp apple and ripe pear flavors, with a hint of citrus and a smooth, buttery finish with hints of toasted nuts and oak.
It's a versatile choice, pairing well with a variety of dishes like seafood, chicken, and pasta. However, you may find it lacking a bit of depth.
Overall, it's a solid choice for those seeking a budget-friendly and approachable white wine. It's a well put together and enjoyable Chardonnay that's a great introduction to the varietal for a newcomer.
9. Giretto Pinot Grigio 2021 - $6
The Giretto Pinot Grigio from Aldi is a light and refreshing medium-dry white wine that offers amazing value for money at just $6. It's actually a Delle Venezie DOC wine, a region famed for its Pinot Grigio.
Honestly, this one really is underpriced and doesn't fall into the pitfall that all cheap wines do in being overly sweet.
There's a hint of sweetness from the fruit but it's judged well and balanced with a minerality that $6 wines just shouldn't have.
It has a crisp and fruity profile, with notes of green apple, pear, and refreshing notes of lemon.
It's well-balanced with a clean finish, making it a versatile choice for pairing with a variety of dishes made with fish and chicken.
I just love finding wine like this and it's one of the advantages of shopping for wine at places like Aldi who do exclusive deals with large wine importers. Occasionally, you find these 'hidden gems' that are too good to be true!
8. Landshut Riesling - $6
I've had the pleasure of tasting Landshut Riesling a few times and it's a Riesling I always enjoy.
It's a bit on the sweeter side of what I usually drink but the medium sweetness is accompanied by some crucial acidity that is really well balanced and a lovely contrast.
It offers a bouquet of peach and apricot, with a hint of apple and tropical fruit. These notes show up in the mouth with some added citrus.
It goes really well with desserts and pastries and also some spiced Asian food.
Despite its affordable price, this wine doesn't compromise on quality. It's a great choice for those looking for a budget-friendly wine that still delivers on taste.
It's a really well made wine for just $6 and one that I highly recommend if you enjoy sweet wines.
Best Aldi Sparkling Wines
These are Aldi's finest sparkling wines, perfect for special occasions and celebrations. Best-served chilled and on ice - great with desserts and fresh fruits.
7. Belletti Moscato Rosé - $8
The Belletti Moscato Rosé from Aldi is a delightful surprise. It's a light, effervescent wine that offers a sweet, fruity profile with hints of strawberry, raspberry, and a hint of fizzy lemon.
The balance between sweetness and acidity is well-managed, making it a refreshing choice for a summer afternoon. While it may not compete with high-end rosés, its affordability makes it a crowd-pleasing and incredibly popular Aldi wine.
6. Burlwood Cellars Extra Dry Sparkling Wine - $5
A delightful sparkling wine with apple, pear, honey, and citrus flavors. Extra dry without sweetness, it brings zesty, fruity flavors to the fore for a crisp tipple that's very refreshing.
There's apple, lime, pear, and hints of nectarine and peach on the nose and honey and apple showing up in the mouth.
It's quite pleasant on it's own but at $5 it's also a great cocktail drink or base for an apéritif.
It goes really with grilled meats, fish, and chicken.
5. Burlwood Brut Sparkling Wine - $7
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 sparkling wines fruity with minimal sweetness.
Best Aldi Rosé Wines
This ultimate Aldi wine list wouldn't be complete without some delicious rosé wines.
Thankfully, there are a few great bottles to be had. We'll begin with my favorite Aldi rosé.
4. Exquisite Collection Côtes de Provence Rosé 2020 - $10
It's fruity and light with notes of strawberry and peach kept under-wraps by some pleasant acidity.
It's a well balanced wine that has a long, crisp, delicate finish.
3. Trestoria Rosé 2020 - $7
This rosé explodes with notes of citrus, raspberry, and rose hip. Hints of flower and strawberry with a touch of lime give it a summery vibe, with strawberry and raspberry in the mouth, and a dry finish with a good length.
It's not the most complex rosé I've tasted, but for its price point, it's great value. Serve it with seafood and salad for a light lunch in the sun.
2. Moiselle Pink Moscato - $6
Crisp, light, and exploding with blossom scents, this rosé is an exciting tipple. Flavors of nectarine, strawberry, red apple, and peach 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 with acidity.
1. Bridge Road Vineyards White Zinfandel - $7
This rosé stands out with light citrus, sweet apples, pomegranate on the nose, and strawberry and plum in the mouth. The flavor profile is well balanced, with a sweet edge and a medium finish, with an aftertaste of red fruit.
This white Zinfandel is off-dry to sweet but there's enough acidity there to prevent the finish from being cloying. It's deliciously fruity and perfect with soft cheese, sandwiches, and fish.
It's another that comes in a magnum sized 1.5 liter bottle so it's ridiculously cheap at $7.
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 to suit all tastes.
What I like most about Aldi wine is the pricing. You might not find the most complex wines coming from the most notable wine regions of the world but you do get some of the cheapest wine to be found anywhere in North America.
Aldi shouldn't be overlooked for wine, especially if you are on a small budget. Some wines, like the Essenza di Vita Pinot Grigio, stand up to wines that cost three times more and that's worth the shopping trip alone.
Of course, venturing into cheap wines can (and will) unearth some horrible surprises, but stick with these and hopefully you'll be ok!
For me, 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
Do you have a favorite wine at Aldi? I'd love to hear what you think in the comments section!