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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • 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

  • I live in New York State and am looking to order Winking Owl Wine and have it shipped to my home. Is this possible?

    Comment by 2237488Snoother 2237488 2237488 Snoother 2237488


  • Excellent wine for the price, even better than some more expensive wines I had.

    Comment by 2236290Snoother 2236290 2236290 Snoother 2236290


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Shiraz Los Angeles County NV

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    Aldi, 11/2018. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Pinot Grigio California NV

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    Aldi, Oct./2018. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Can I order winking owl merit and have it shipped to Ontario Canada?

    Comment by 2194323Snoother 2194323 2194323 Snoother 2194323


  • I love the Merlot. We had Black Cherry tress when I was a kid and I definitely taste Black Cherry in this grape wine. I tried their Cab but it doesn't have the body and structure that their Merlot has.

    Comment by 2164195grantssnooth 2164195 grantssnooth


  • The Aldi stores in CT apparently don't sell wine. I searched their website and found a Winking Owl California Red Blend, but I don't see it listed here. Where can I find it? I'd like to purchase the wines online since I can't purchase them directly at Aldi's. Thank you.

    Comment by 2144621Munchichic 2144621 Munchichic


  • I Would Love to See Winking Owl Make a Rose Wine Please

    Comment by 2142364Snoother 2142364 2142364 Snoother 2142364


  • Excellent wine for the money. Just as good or in most cases better than big name medium prices wines. Especially their Merlot.

    Comment by 2136322Snoother 2136322 2136322 Snoother 2136322


  • One of my favorites and so inexpensive. I was glad to have tried it at a friend's house and couldn't believe it was only $2.98 per bottle. Now I purposely go to Aldi for a couple of bottles to keep in my stock.

    Comment by 2121349Snoother 2121349 2121349 Snoother 2121349


  • Best bang for your buck Merlot goes down real smooth served it tonite. Everyone enjoyed it and they only paid$6 per glass lol

    Comment by 2118941Snoother 2118941 2118941 Snoother 2118941


  • Hi!!! Hi smoother, could you atleast make it obvious that you aren't changing screen names. Lol #idoit. Right there. Aldis brand is amazing! If you don't think it, stop buying it and stop being negative about us one that do love it. #getalife. Rant over.

    Comment by 2116986Snoother 2116986 2116986 Snoother 2116986


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Chardonnay Los Angeles County 2008

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    I was pleasantly surprised by this wine and highly enjoyed it. I bought it for a recipe, and I ended up finishing the rest of the bottle that day because it was so good. I'm normally a red girl, but this was a nicely robust and nuanced white. Read More

    Wine review by Bazil323


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Merlot Los Angeles County 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Subtle flavors of black cherry, mixed berries and a hint of vanilla. Pairs well with steak, pork and pasta//ALDI Read More

    Wine review by RDDEES


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Shiraz Los Angeles County NV

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    I LIKE IT. GREAT WINE FOR THE PRICE Read More

    Wine review by Piscura


  • SUBJECT: Winking Owl wines at Aldi FoodsHello Wine Lovers;Aldi seems to have ... just recently supplanted the Winking Owl Vineyards with a new vintner called Universal Wine Network...Any body see this? THE WINE IS REALLY BAD COMPARED to the Winking Owl bottler. Help...is it just me or am I correct....UGH//.......lja/JMJ e-mail me @ Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! by 1170414Lou J Apa 1170414 Lou J Apa


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Los Angeles County NV

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    Literally smells like fresh fruit, lightly of cloves and vanilla, but almost no oak. I was surprised at the jammy flavor and medium mouth-feel. Decent wine for the price, light lunch, or picnic. Read More

    Wine review by Nerdmom920


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Los Angeles County 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Los Angeles County 2007

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by spicyramen


  • Winking Owl Vineyards Chardonnay Los Angeles County 2008

    Snoothrank:

    we love the wine and no after taste. price is 2.99 in monroe mi at our aldi store. the zinfendel is also great. aldi comes out of new york and is a no frill market with very low prices. we rent the shopping cart for a quarter and get it back when done shopping. love the wine, both my husband and i Read More

    Wine review by deebalk


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