Guide to Trader Joe’s Wine | Prices & Top Selections

Guide to Trader Joe’s Wine

Highlighting Top Picks, Current Selections and Prices

Trader Joe's Wine

Does Trader Joe’s come to mind when you think of places to shop for wine? Or do you instantly associate it with cheap bulk wine like the Charles Shaw ‘Two Buck Chuck’ which Trader Joes sells exclusively?

While Trader Joe’s may have forged their reputation in the wine marketplace with the success of ‘Two Buck Chuck’, things have certainly evolved from there. And while the ‘Two Buck Chuck’ is actually $3.29 now, there are lots of positive changes too.

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The Trader Joe’s Wine Section has become a compelling source for wine values sourced from prominent wine regions around the world. The breadth of their selection and the sheer number of wines priced in the $5 to $10 range is unmatched.

I have been Shopping for Wine at Costco for years and enjoying the excellent wine deals they have, but based on my experiences it seems that the Costco Wine Section is better suited for buying highly commercial wines across all price points. These are great for gifts or celebrating.

On the other hand, the Trader Joe’s Wine Section should be approached from the complete opposite perspective! In the Trader Joe’s Wine Section, you’re far better off avoiding the highly commercial brands and going for the off-labels. This is where Trader Joe’s Wine excels.

Trader Joe’s is a better place to shop for your weeknight wines or daily drinkers, when you want a nice bottle but the label needn’t impress and it shouldn’t be expensive. Trader’s is also a good place to shop when you’re not sure what you’re looking for or might need some assistance selecting a bottle.

While I was checking out the Trader Joe’s Wine Section an enthusiastic and knowledgeable associate, Colin, gladly helped me navigate their copious selections. This is not something you’re going to find at Costco, and you don’t need a membership at Trader Joes!

So while it seems that the Trader Joe’s Wine Section is still primarily a source for value-oriented wines, their portfolio and quality has improved markedly. And they also offer a decent selection of mid-level wines and a few splurge wines as well, varying by location. They do not publish these selections so I hope you find the following Guide to Trader Joe’s Wine Prices With Top Selections helpful!

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Trader Joe's Wine

Champagne and Sparkling WinesTrader Joe’s Wine

  • Albero Brut Cava, $7.99
  • Banero Prosecco, $8.99
  • Bouvet Signature Brut, $12.99
  • Canella Bellini, $10.99
  • Cecilia Beretta Treviso Prosecco, $8.99
  • Charles de Fere Cuvee Jean Louis, $7.99
  • Charles de Marques Champagne, $19.99 – Recommended
  • Duval Leroy Champagne, $34.99
  • Ernest Rapeneau Champagne 375ml, $10.99 – Recommended
  • Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava, Spain, $8.99
  • Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Cava, $8.99 – Recommended
  • Jaume Serra Cristalino Rose Cava, $8.99
  • Korbel Brut California Sparkling Wine, $11.99
  • La Granja 360 Brut Cava, $6.99 – Recommended
  • Lambrusco Dell’Emilia Bianco, $4.99
  • Louise d’ Estree Brut, $7.99
  • Martellozzo Prosecco, $6.99
  • Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne, $49.99
  • Piper-Heidsieck Brut Cuvee, $45.99
  • R.S.V.P. Brut, $5.95
  • Schloss Biebrich Sekt, $5.49
  • Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc, $29.99 – Recommended
  • Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs, $29.99 – Recommended
  • Secco Cranberry, $4.99
  • Secco Frizzante, $4.99
  • Trader Joe’s Blanc de Blanc Brut, $5.99
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne, $49.99
  • Vueve Clicquot Rose Champagne, $59.99

Trader Joe's Wine Prices

Domestic Chardonnay Trader Joe’s Wine

  • Baron Herzog Kosher Chardonnay, $11.99
  • Beringer Napa Valley Chardonnay, $14.99
  • Black Mountain Vineyards Chardonnay, $6.99
  • Blue Fin Chardonnay, $4.49
  • BV Coastal Chardonnay, $8.99
  • Charles Shaw Chardonnay, $3.29
  • Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay, $12.99
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay, $8.99 – Recommended
  • Clos du Bois Chardonnay, $11.99
  • Dark Horse Chardonnay, $7.95
  • Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Chardonnay, $10.99
  • Green Fin Chardonnay, $4.99
  • Kendall Jackson Vintners Reserve Chardonnay, $12,99
  • Kunde Sonoma Chardonnay, $12.99 – Recommended
  • La Crema Chardonnay, $16.99
  • La Femme Liberte Chardonnay, $9.95
  • Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay, $15.99 – Recommended
  • Spiral Cellars Napa Valley Chardonnay, $7.99 – Recommended
  • Stags Leap Karia Chardonnay, $29.99
  • Toasted Head Chardonnay, $10.99
  • Trader Joes Grand Reserve Chardonnay, $12.99

Sauvignon Blanc Trader Joe’s Wine

  • Bogle Sauvignon Blanc, $9.49
  • Charles Shaw Sauvignon Blanc, $3.29
  • David Frost Sauvignon Blanc, $5.99
  • Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc, $12.99
  • Francis Ford Coppola Sauvignon Blanc, $10.99
  • Marchigue Sauvignon Blanc, $6.99
  • Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, $9.99 – Recommended
  • Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, $13.99
  • Picton Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, $7.99
  • Sauvignon Republic Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch, $7.99
  • The Pass Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, $8.99 – Recommended
  • Trader Joes Coastal Sauvignon Blanc, $4.99

Riesling Trader Joe’s Wine

  • Blue Fin Riesling, $4.49
  • Dr. Beckermann Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling Spatlese Germany, $6.49
  • Relax Riesling Germany, $7.99

Other Domestic White WinesTrader Joe’s Wine

  • Alice White Alexia Moscato, $6.99 – Not Recommended
  • Blue Fin Moscato, $4.49 – Recommended
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris, $9.99
  • Estancia Pinot Grigio, $10.99
  • Green Fin Pinot Grigio, $4.99
  • Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc / Viognier, $14.99
  • Trader Joes Petite Reserve Viognier, $7.99
  • Venetian Moon Pinot Grigio, $5.99

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French White WineTrader Joe’s Wine

  • Attitude Sauvignon Blanc, $14.99
  • Blason de Bourgogne Macon Villages Chardonnay, $7.99
  • Carayon La Rose, $5.99
  • Caves des Perriers Pouilly Fume Sauvignon Blanc, $11.99
  • Famille Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone Reserve Blanc, $9.99
  • G. Chevalier Sauternes, $12.99
  • Jacques Bourguignon Chablis, $12.99
  • Laurent Reverdy Sancerre, $12.99
  • La Croix de Maunay Vouvray, $7.99
  • La Ferme Julien Blanc, $5.99
  • La Ferme Julien Rouge Rose, $5.99
  • Lacheteau Vouvray, $7.99
  • Les Portes de Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc, $6.99
  • Louis Jadot Macon Villages Chardonnay, $12.99 – Recommended
  • Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse Chardonnay, $21.99
  • Michel Leon Gewurztraminer, $9.99
  • Mouton Cadet Bordeaux Blanc, $8.49
  • Reserve des Cleons Muscadet Sevre et Maine, $7.99 – Recommended
  • Revelation Chardonnay, $5.99
  • Sancerre Les Trois Terroirs, $14.99
  • Sauvignon de Seguin White Bordeaux, $6.99

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Italian White Wine Trader Joe’s Wine

  • Cecilia Beretta Lugana, $9.99
  • Contadino Pinot Grigio, $5.99
  • Contadino Pinot Grigio, $5.99 – Recommended
  • Gavi Rosa dell’Olma Cortese, $7.99
  • Grifone Blance, $4.99
  • Grifone Rose, $4.99
  • Grigio Luna Pinot Grigio, $5.99
  • Ipsus Pantelleria Passito, $9.99
  • Lambrusco Dell’Emilia Bianco, $4.99
  • Martellozzo Prosecco, $6.99
  • Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio, $7.99
  • Sara Bee Moscato, $5.99 – Recommended
  • Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, $20.99
  • Stella Pinot Grigio, $7.99
  • Villa Cerrina Chardonnay / Pinot Grigio, $4.99
  • Villa Sonia Pinot Grigio 1.5L, $5.99

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French Red WineTrader Joe’s Wine

  • Blason de Bourgogne Pinot Noir, $7.99
  • Caves du Fournalet Cotes du Rhone, $6.99
  • Chateau Citran Haut Medoc, $24.99
  • Chateau Haut Sorillon Bordeaux Superieur, $8.99
  • Chateau de la Riviere Fronsac, $15.99
  • Chateau Greysac Medoc, $19.99 – Recommended
  • Chateau Labrousse Blay Cotes de Bordeaux, $8.99
  • Chateau Langlade Medoc, $8.99
  • Chateau Mayne Guyon Bordeaux, $7.99
  • Chateau Poyanne Bordeaux Cotes de Bourg, $5.99
  • Chateau Roudier Saint Emilion, $12.99
  • Chateau de Seguin Prestige, $10.99
  • Clos La Gaffeliere Saint Emilion Grand Cru, $24.99 – Recommended
  • Domaine Sainte Croix Syrah / Merlot, $4.99
  • L’Authentic Red Blend, $4.99
  • La Ferme Julien Rouge, $5.99
  • Le Fiarre du Pape Châteauneuf-du-Pape, $19.99
  • Laurent Dublanc Cotes du Rhone, $6.99
  • Le Dauphin d’ Olivier Grand Vin de Graves, $19.99
  • Le Fiarre du Pape Chateuneuf du Pape, $19.99
  • Les Portes de Bordeaux Fronsac, $9.99
  • Les Portes de Bordeaux Haut Medoc, $6.99
  • Les Portes de Bordeaux Montagne Saint Emilion, $9.99
  • Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages, $10.99
  • Louis Latour Marsannay, $18.99
  • MGM Organic Pinot Noir, $7.99
  • Mouton Cadet Rouge, $8.49 – Recommended
  • Perrin Cotes du Rhone Reserve, $9.99
  • Pommard Les Caves des Hautes-Côtes, $24.99
  • Pontificis GSM Red Blend, $6.99
  • Prélude à Grand-Puy Ducasse Pauillac, $29.99
  • Rasteau Les Vaclusiens Cotes du Rhone, $11.99
  • Revelation Cabernet / Merlot, $5.99
  • Tertre du Moulin Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, $14.99
  • Valreas Cotes du Rhone, $6.49

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Italian Red Wine Trader Joe’s Wine

  • Banfi Chianti Classico, $14.99
  • Barren & Rovati Barbaresco Riserva, $20.99
  • Barren & Rovati Barolo, $19.99
  • Casa Rossa Rosso, $6.99 * (A semi-sweet, low-alcohol red wine)
  • Conte di Bregonzo Amarone della Valpolicella 2011, $16.99 – Recommended
  • D’Aquino Brunello di Montalcino, $19.99
  • D’Aquino Chianti DOCG, $4.99
  • D’Aquino Chianti, $9.99
  • Davinci Chianti, $10.99
  • Epicuro Nero D’Avola, $5.99 – Recommended
  • Epicuro Salice Sentino, $5.99
  • Gaetano D’Aquino Chianti Riserva, $5.99
  • Grifone 1967 Toscana Rossa, $5.99
  • Grifone Chianti Riserva, $5.99
  • Grifone Primitivo Puglia, $4.99 – Recommended
  • Grifone Sangiovese, $4.99
  • Il Tarocco Chianti Classico, $9.99
  • Incanto Vino Nobile de Montepulciano, $10.99
  • Incanto Chianti Classico Riserva, $10.99
  • Luigi Righetti Campolieti Valpolicella Ripasso, $15.99
  • Piccini Chianti, $8.99
  • Reggiano Lambrusco Rosso Dulce, $4.99
  • Rocca dell’Olmo Barolo, $14.99
  • Ruggero di Tasso, $4.99
  • Santa Margherita Chianti, $22.99
  • Tenuta Poggio ai Mandorli Chianti Classico, $14.99
  • Tommolo Montepulciano Organic, $5.99
  • Trentatre Rosso 33, $6.99 – Recommended
  • Villa Cerrina Montepulciano, $4.99

Trader Joe's WineCabernet Sauvignon (Domestic)Trader Joe’s Wine

  • Badger Mountain Organic Cabernet, $13.99
  • Baron Herzog Paso Robles Cabernet, $11.99
  • Beringer Cabernet, $7.99
  • Blackstone Cabernet, $8.99
  • Bogle Cabernet, $9.99
  • Bonterra Organic Cabernet, $11.99
  • Caretaker Cabernet, $9.99
  • Caymus 2012 40th Anniversary Cabernet, $59.99
  • Chateau St. Jean Cabernet, $12.99
  • Columbia Crest Two Vines Cabernet, $7.99
  • Crane Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, $19.99 – Recommended (Only available in CA Stores)
  • Dark Horse Cabernet, $7.99 – Recommended
  • Frei Brothers Reserve Cabernet Alexander Valley, $21.99
  • Green Fin Cabernet, $4.99
  • Kunde Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma, $15.99 – Recommended
  • Liberte Cabernet Paso Robles, $9.99
  • Louis Martini Sonoma Cabernet, $13.99 – Recommended
  • Overlake Cabernet, $8.99
  • Raymond Hill Cabernet 1.5L, $7.99
  • Ravenswood Cabernet, $9.99
  • Rex Goliath Cabernet, $5.49
  • Robert Hall Cabernet Paso Robles, $17.99
  • Spiral Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, $9.99
  • Stags Leap Cabernet, $42.99
  • Trader Joes Grand Reserve Yountville Cabernet, $12.99 – Recommended
  • Trader Joes Grand Reserve Spring Mountain Cabernet, $14.99 – Recommended
  • Trader Joes Platinum Reserve Oakville Cabernet, $14.99
  • Velvet Moon Cabernet, $5.99

Trader Joe's WineRed Blends (Domestic) Trader Joe’s Wine

  • Apothic Red, $9.99
  • Cocobon Red Blend, $6.99
  • Crane Family Vineyards Alison’s Cuvee Napa Valley, $29.99 – Recommended (Only available in CA Stores)
  • Dark Horse Red Blend, $7.99
  • Dearly Beloved I Thee Red Blend, $7.99
  • Estancia Meritage Paso Robles, $21.99
  • Green Fin, $3.99
  • Francis Ford Coppola Claret, $14.99
  • Menage a Trois, $8.99
  • Phantom by Bogle Vineyards, $15.99
  • Toasted Head Untamed Red, $10.99
  • Trader Joes Alexander Valley Reserve Red Blend, $10.99
  • Trader Joes Grand Reserve Napa Valley Meritage, $12.99 – Recommended
  • Trader Joes Dry Creek Valley GSM Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre, $9.99
  • Trader Joes Mendocino County Barbera, $10.99
  • Trader Joes Reserve Meritage Paso Robles, $9.99
  • Tres Pinos Cuvee, $5.99
  • Tribunal Red Blend, $9.99

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Pinot Noir (Domestic)Trader Joe’s Wine

  • A to Z Pinot Noir, $18.99
  • Beringer Pinot Noir, $7.99
  • Black Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir, $6.99
  • Blackstone Pinot Noir, $8.99
  • Blue Fin Pinot Noir, $4.99
  • Bogle Pinot Noir, $10.99
  • Caretaker Central Coast Pinot Noir, $9.99
  • Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir, $11.99
  • Coppola Diamond Collection Pinot Noir, $15.99
  • Deloach Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, $20.99 – Recommended
  • Echelon Pinot Noir, $7.99
  • Emma Pearl Pinot Noir, $3.99
  • Erath Pinot Noir, $18.99
  • Estancia Pinot Noir, $12.99
  • Kings Ridge Pinot Noir, $14.99
  • La Crema Pinot Noir, $21.99
  • Pepperwood Grove Pinot Noir, $5.99
  • Raymond Hill Pinot Noir 1.5L, $7.99
  • Rex Goliath Pinot Noir, $5.49
  • Trader Joes Growers Reserve Pinot Noir, $6.99
  • Trader Joes Reserve Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir, $9.99
  • Vintjs Wilamette Valley Pinot Noir, $8.99
  • Wild Horse Pinot Noir, $15.99

Merlot (Domestic)Trader Joe’s Wine

  • Alexander & Fitch Merlot, $6.99
  • Blackstone Merlot, $8.99
  • Black Mountain Vineyard Merlot, $6.99
  • Blue Fin Merlot, $4.99
  • Bogle Merlot, $8.99
  • BV Coastal Merlot, $8.99
  • Crane Family Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley, $19.99
  • Duckhorn Merlot, $48.99
  • Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Merlot, $12.99
  • Napa River Merlot, $5.99
  • Purple Moon Merlot, $5.99
  • Red Diamond Merlot, $8.99
  • Stags Leap Merlot, $25.99
  • Trader Joes Coastal Merlot, $4.99
  • Trader Joes Growers Reserve Merlot, $4.99

Zinfandel (Domestic)Trader Joe’s Wine

  • Baron Herzog Zinfandel, $11.99
  • Bogle Zinfandel, $9.99
  • Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel, $13.99
  • Cline Zinfandel, $9.99
  • Francis Ford Coppola Red Label Zinfandel, $10.99
  • Old Moon Zinfandel, $5.99
  • Peachy Canyon Zinfandel, $12.99
  • Ridge Geyserville Zinfanfel, $35.99 – Recommended
  • Rosenblum Vintners Cuvee Zinfandel, $9.99
  • Stonehedge Zinfandel, $9.99
  • Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Calistoga Zinfandel, $12.99
  • Trader Joe’s Growers Reserve Organic Zinfandel, $5.49
  • Trader Joe’s Reserve Zinfandel Redwood Valley, $9.99
  • Trader Joes Russian River Zinfandel, $9.99
  • Truant Old Vine Zinfandel, $10.99
  • Vintjs Zinfandel, $7.99

La Finca Malbec

Argentinian WinesTrader Joe’s Wine

  • Alamos Malbec, $8.99
  • Gascon Malbec, $12.99
  • La Finca Cabernet
  • La Finca Malbec, $4.49 – Recommended
  • La Finca Tempranillo, $4.49
  • Los Vascos Cabernet, $9.49
  • Norton Malbec, $8.99
  • Romance Red, $7.99
  • Smoking Loon Cabernet, $7.99
  • Smoking Loon Pinot Noir, $7.99

Chilean Wines Trader Joe’s Wine

  • Panilonco Chardonnay / Viognier Blend, $4.99
  • Panilonco Merlot / Malbec Blend, $4.99
  • Santa Rita Cabernet, $10.99
  • Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc, $8.99
  • Vinas Chilenas Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot, & Sauvignon Blanc, $4.49

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Spanish Wines Trader Joe’s Wine

  • Albero Organic Bobal Rose, $5.99
  • Albero Organic Monastrell, $6.99
  • Albero Organic Tempranillo, $5.99
  • Encuentro Bobal, $6.99
  • La Granja 360 Tempranillo, $3.99
  • La Granja 360 Garnacha / Syrah Blend, $4.99
  • La Granja 360 Garnacha / Tempranillo Blend, $4.99
  • La Mano Mencia Roble, $5.99
  • Marques de Caceres Rioja, $8.99
  • Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza, $13.99
  • Marques de Riscal Reserva Rioja, $19.99
  • Monte Ducay Reserva Red Blend, $6.99
  • Terrenal Chardonnay, $4.99
  • Terrenal Seleccionado, $6.99 – Recommended
  • Terrenal Tempranillo, $4.99

Other Wines: Red, White, Rice and Rose Trader Joe’s Wine

  • Bogle Port, $17.99
  • Casal Garcia Vinho Verde, $6.99
  • Crane Family Vineyards Douceur Dessert Red 500ml, $19.99 – Recommended (Available only in CA stores)
  • Espiral Vinho Verde Portugal, $4.99 – Recommended
  • Espiral Vinho Rose Portugal, $4.99
  • Floriana Gruner Veltliner Hungary, $5.99
  • Gekkeikan Sake Rice Wine, $5.99
  • Joseph Handler Sweet Red Germany, $5.99
  • Lazy Bones Cabernet Franc, $6.99
  • Nurnberger Gluhwein ‘Glow Wine’, $5.99
  • Trader Joes Grand Reserve Petite Sirah, $5.49
  • Trader Joe-San Sake, $9.99

**Please note that there is no Trader Joe’s Wine case discount available. *Updated 9/20/2015.


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  19. Guido Levetto

    We enjoy your stores, we’ve been to the one in Gainesville, Florida, and Orlando, Florida. Hoping to see an opening in the Daytona Beach, Florida, area.

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    1. The Fermented Fruit Post author

      Guido,

      Thanks for visiting my wine blog. I don’t actually have any affiliation with Costco – I merely publish this Guide to Costco Wine as a resource for my readers. I hope that you found it helpful!

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  21. Dave

    I’m a TJ’s lover and shop there for both wine and food several times per week. (It’s nearby.)
    I must ask why, if you’re making a case for TJ’s being the place to find the low-to-mid priced wines (as opposed to what one would buy at Costco), are half of your recommendations for wines over $10? Indeed, some of your recommendations are for wines costing $20-$50+ and which we would find anywhere. I have a list of wines I know I can always get at TJ’s–in the $4.99 to $9.99 range–which impress the hell out of friends and other guests (and that includes those who know their wines). I wish you had mentioned a few. perhaps you haven’t tried them. Pity.

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    1. The Fermented Fruit Post author

      Dave,

      Thanks for the feedback. Some of my favorite bargains I’ve featured of late have been from Trader Joe’s. Wines like the Trentatre Rosso, Grifone Primitivo, Epicuro Nero D’Avola, and Contadino Pinot Grigio immediately come to mind and I am in fact working on a write-up as we speak for the Reserve des Cleons Muscadet. I count 14 wines under $10 that I have actually recommended.

      As for the more expensive wines… Those recommendations are for people looking for wines in that price point. I try to provide good wine recommendations across all price points, because sometimes you want something good and inexpensive and sometimes you need a bottle by a recognizable, consistent producer with a bit more cachet.

      It is nearly impossible to try every wine and that is not the sole focus of this blog. I try to provide the Costco Wine and Trader Joe’s Wine Guides as a resource for my readers – and doing so is rather time consuming. As I try more and more wines, I will link to it’s review. If I don’t recommend a reviewed wine, then that is my way of saying that I’d pass on it.

      I would more than welcome your recommendations on some great wines at Trader Joe’s – that is after all what I am trying to find myself and I have polled the Trader Joe’s staff extensively to get the best picks I have brought to you thus far.

      Thanks and Cheers!

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  24. Jeff

    Thanks for posting this good advice. My graduate school daughter recently asked if I could give her and her friends some advice on budget friendly wines, around $10 and she suggested Trader Joe’s. I had never considered going the Trader Joe’s house brand or exclusive import route before, so on her last visit, we picked up a mixed case. With a couple of exceptions, I thought all the wines were well made and were pretty representative of their type. Lastly, at around $10 they were bargains. Thanks!

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    1. The Fermented Fruit Post author

      Hi Richard,

      I don’t have any affiliation with Trader Joe’s so I can’t say whether you’ll see Grillo in the Trader Joe’s wine section anytime soon – but I hope so as I would like some as well.

      Cheers!

      Reply
      1. Joseph machado

        Congratulations tradersrs joe wines are best selections aroma wines in mumbai we are looking for a tradrrs jor wine dept I have good location in mumbai if interested to have in future plz let us know will get all licenses in wine done

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        1. The Fermented Fruit Post author

          Hi Joseph,

          Thank you for offering to help. I am not actually affiliated with Trader Joe’s or their wine team, but I hope they are able to get a store in Mumbai for you at some point!

          Cheers,

          Ryan

          Reply
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  31. Monica Rae

    Lovely, thank you for the recommendations and especially for the rec across all price points. Different wines for different purposes. Many thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

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    1. The Fermented Fruit Post author

      Monica,

      My pleasure – thank you for reading! I try to recommend wines across the price spectrum, because there are so many different occasions that call for wine 🙂

      Cheers,

      Ryan

      Reply
  32. Cynthia Thompson

    Ryan,

    Love reading your blog.

    I must say that whenever I’m in TJ’s I really struggle to trust trying their wine. I once tried a few under $9 and I hated them . This was years ago. The prices seem so low that producing the glass bottle should cost more! How can they have any decent wine? It doesn’t seem realistic when you add basic wine growing, making, shipping, labeling, etc. So I continue to think these must be horrible and they need to get rid of them and that is why they are at TJ’s. How do they sell wine as such a low price? $4.99????

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    1. The Fermented Fruit Post author

      Cynthia,

      Thank you! I appreciate your loyal support – it means a lot to me.

      I can certainly understand where you’re coming from regarding the incredibly low Trader Joe’s wine prices. I think a lot of it has to do with their buying power and the economies of scale that they’re able to realize. How their business operates is really not something I am privy to but I believe some of the wines they sell are a result of working directly with wineries, thereby cutting out the middle men (distributors). In my experience, buying their wines around the $5 price point has been pretty hit or miss, with some of the wines being respectable, but still not great for $5. Hence why I try to steer readers in the right direction with my Guide to Trader Joe’s Wine. But I think consumers also have to manage their expectations, because a wine is never going to be excellent at that price point… But there are certainly decent, drinkable options, and if you’re willing to spend $12-15 per bottle my experiences with Trader Joe’s own private label reserve wines has been very good.

      Cheers!

      Ryan

      Reply
  33. Karen

    I love shopping at TJ’s for a party. They always have such unique offerings that are fun to serve. But most of the wines I have never heard of, so I’ve been cautious about buying a big quantity in case it tastes awful. But I appreciate the recommendations. I’ll print this out for next time I go there. Thanks!

    Karen
    WineOhh
    http://www.wineohh.com

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  35. Ally

    Hi, I really like the MGM Pinot Noir but it hasn’t been available at my local TJs for a while now. Do you know where it is available still?

    Thanks!

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    1. The Fermented Fruit Post author

      Hi Ally,

      I know that inventories at Trader Joe’s fluctuate and vary by location. If you speak to the customer service folks they are usually able to not only tell you if more of any particular wine will be restocked soon but they can usually order it for you, too. Hope that helps!

      Reply
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  37. R. Cunningham

    In this country, I don’t think you’ll find better/cheaper wine than at TJ’s.
    But, ones taste is in the mouth.
    So, try a bottle of what they suggest, in your price range.
    if you approve, return for a few cases, as they will usually be reasonable.
    But, get it, before it’s sold out!
    Been there for many years.
    Try it.
    bc

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