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31 Best Wines at Whole Foods For Every Occasion!
For many people, Whole Foods is their go-to store for groceries. As a high-end grocery destination that values organic, local, and sustainable items above all else, shoppers can trust the quality of the products they find. What some may not know however; is that you also can find some of the best wine at Whole Foods!
So we have carefully picked out 32 of the best wines at Whole Foods for every occasion. Whether you’re looking for an everyday white, a special occasion red or something in between, we are sure to find you something that suits your taste.
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Best Red Wines at Whole Foods
1) Tommasi Masseria Surani Primitivo di Manduria (Best Primitivo)
If you are looking for a good value and fruit forward Italian wine at Whole Foods, this is it!
This Primitivo boasts a smooth and flavorful profile with medium body and an elegant finish. Expect to find notes of red fruits, cherries, mint, pepper, vanilla as well as hints of oak and tobacco when enjoying this wine. And you won’t be disappointed at the price for this bottle at Whole Foods.
I enjoyed this on its own but you can have with roasted meats, pasta dishes and cheeses.
2) Ruffino Chianti Classico
One of 1st Italian wines in the US, and now one of the most popular Chianti wines in the world. This Chianti Classico is a remarkable, blended red wine of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
And this light to medium bodied red blend showcases delicious cherry and red berry fruit aromas, as well as earthy hints of leather, tobacco, smoke, pepper, and forest floor. Plus, it’s velvety tannins paired with its firm acidity give it an exquisite balance that lingers on the palate.
3) Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon (Best Cabernet Sauvignon)
Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon from California is one of the best value for your money at Whole Foods. Because this wine has a well-balanced structure with dark fruit notes of black currant, blackberry, plum and dark cherry fruit. Accompanied by subtle hints of oak, chocolate and vanilla, this one definitely qualifies as one of the best wines at Whole Foods.
Finally this is best enjoyed with steak, grilled meats and mature cheeses. It also pairs well with rich pasta dishes like lasagna!
4) In Sheep's Clothing Cabernet Sauvignon
From Washington’s Columbia Valley, this wine bottle stands apart on the shelf with its unique label of a picture of a sheep. Its simplicity is both eye-catching and effective at the store.
As for the wine inside the bottle, this is a medium to full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon that has dark fruit flavors of blackberry jam, plum, and blueberry blended with hints of tobacco, vanilla, and dark chocolate. An interesting addition are the caramel notes that I detected as well.
And this wine beautifully pairs well with beef, lamb (of course!) and hearty dishes like stews or chilis.
5) The Prisoner Saldo Zinfandel (Best Zinfandel)
One of my personal favorite Zinfandels from California based on taste and its price point. For any Zinfandel lover out there, it’s likely the best wine at Whole Foods!
This Saldo Zinfandel has a beautiful nose of ripe berries, jammy fruits, and spice. And on the palate, you’ll find flavors of black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, chocolate, and tobacco. Then it has a long finish with velvety tannins and a touch of spice throughout.
And this wine is best enjoyed with BBQ ribs, pizza or marinated vegetables.
6) G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba (Best Italian)
When looking for Old World wines at Whole Foods, this is a great pick for its price point. And a Barbera is always a good choice when you want an Italian wine that is food-friendly and pairs well with a variety of dishes.
This Barbera d’Alba from Vajra in Piedmont has aromas and flavors of dark berries, cherries, plums, spice, oak, and earth. And this fantastic medium-bodied wine is characterized by its balanced acidity, immaculate structure and slight tannic grip. Its finish is especially memorable – long, smooth and rounded.
Enjoy this best with Italian foods, roasted meats, mushrooms and even grilled fish!
7) Adelsheim Pinot Noir
Established among the earliest wineries of Oregon’s renowned Willamette Valley region, which produces some of the best Pinot Noirs in the world! Adelsheim does not disappoint, and for Pinot lovers, this may be one of the wines at Whole Foods you look for.
This is a medium bodied, elegant Pinot Noir that features aromas and flavors of tart red cherries, cranberries, raspberries, mushrooms, baking spices and toasted oak. And it’s well balanced with soft tannins and good acidity – all leading to a pleasing dry finish.
Finally, this is best enjoyed with salmon, duck, and pork dishes. It’s also great on its own!
8) Emilio Moro Tempranillo (Best Spanish Red)
Are you in search of a fabulous Spanish red wine? Probably the best wine at Whole Foods? Look no further than what I recently discovered at Whole Foods — an earthy Tempranillo that I highly recommended!
This red wine from the famous Ribera del Duero region is complex and intense on the nose, with aromas of black fruits like crushed blackberries, dark cherries and plums. And on the palate, these flavors are complemented by notes of tobacco, vanilla, spices and a hint of leather. It has an elegant texture along with strong tannins for a dry finish.
Plus this wine best pairs with Spanish dishes such as paella, jamon, and steak. Also it’s very delicious on its own!
Best White Wines at Whole Foods
9) Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc - Viognier
For the price, its the best QPR for my favorite white wine at Whole Foods. This white wine blend of Chenin Blanc and Viognier is light bodied and nicely balanced with bright acidity. And its uniqueness lies in its ability to offer a delicate sweet aroma while allowing you to enjoy a dry taste on the palate.
So, it has a pleasant bouquet of ripe green apples, juicy pears, citrus fruits, peach and tropical fruit flavors combined with honey notes. On the palate you’ll find floral notes, melon and undertones of minerality. There is a lingering finish but its crisp with a refreshing acidity.
This best pairs with lighter dishes like salads, grilled vegetables, chicken and fish.
10) Criterion Chablis
If you’re a Chardonnay lover that is seeking something a little lighter body than the usual buttery California Chardonnay, seek no further – Chablis is a renowned white wine from Burgundy, France. It’s made using the Chardonnay grape but stands apart with its unique crispness, minerality and refreshing qualities.
This Chablis from the Criterion label is best enjoyed for its light and delicate aromas of green apples, citrus fruits, white flowers and a hint of minerality. And on the palate you will find flavors of lemon, pear, stone fruit and melon with balanced acidity that doesn’t overpower the wine. There’s just a hint of oak to give it a delicate smoothness but it finishes with mineral notes.
This best pairs with seafood and shellfish like mussels and clams.
11) Trefethen Dry Riesling
Trefethen winery is in the heart of Napa Valley, and though best known for their red wines, this Riesling is an excellent white wine at Whole Foods to try.
This Dry Riesling features aromas of stone fruits like apricots and pears with a hint of minerality. On the palate you’ll find flavors of lemon, pineapple, green apples, and honey with a touch of sweetness and well-rounded acidity. And it has a lush texture with a crisp finish.
This best pairs best with sushi, Asian dishes or seafood like lobster and steak. It’s also delicious on its own!
12) Paul Buisse Touraine Sauvignon Blanc
If you’re looking for an excellent French white wine that won’t break the bank, Touraine should be your go-to option. This region offers good white wines but also more affordable pricing than its famous neighbor Sancerre.
This Sauvignon Blanc from Paul Buisse will be best described as fresh and vibrant on the nose, with aromas of grassy herbs, citrus fruits, white peach and a hint of minerality. And on the palate you can expect flavors like lemon curd, grapefruit, green apple and lime with a balanced acidity.
One of the better value white wines at Whole Foods, if you enjoy Old World whites.
13) Duckhorn Chardonnay
Duckhorn is known for their red wines, more specifically Merlot from Napa Valley. However, their Chardonnay is a great example of a California classic that offers more elegance and balance.
This Chardonnay is best for its bright aromas of green apples, lemon, pear and tropical fruits – with just a hint of oak to give it some depth. And on the palate you’ll find flavors of yellow apple, pear, melon, citrus fruits and vanilla with a balanced acidity. It’s full-bodied but not too heavy, and with a long finish that is best accompanied by richer dishes like seafood or creamy pasta dishes.
A good option for Chardonnay lovers at Whole Foods!
Best Sparkling Wines at Whole Foods
14) Lunaria Pet Nat Sparkling Pinot Grigio (Most Unique Sparkling)
A naturally sparkling Pinot Grigio from Italy! It’s a must try and I consider it the best sparkling wine at Whole foods!
It’s funky, unique, and effervescent all at the same time. On the nose you can expect aromas of red berries, strawberries, peach, honey and white flowers. And on the palate it has a semi-sparkling texture that’s bright and crisp with flavors of lemon zest, sour orange, apples, pear, grapefruit and minerals.
Just give it a try if you are looking for something different and refreshing!
15) De Chanceny Crémant de Loire Brut N.V.
This bubbly is a interesting blend of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Cabernet Franc coming from the Loire Valley. And it’s best described as light, crisp and refreshing with aromas of lemon zest, green apples, pears and nuts. On the palate you’ll find flavors of citrus fruits, cream, peach, and a hint of brioche.
If you’re looking for an affordable bubbly from France, this one is perfect!
16) Roederer Estate Brut (Best California Sparkling)
Made from a famous Champagne house in France, this brut is best known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir blend from the Anderson Valley in California.
It offers aromas of brioche, lemon curd, green apple and a hint of minerals. On the palate you’ll find flavors of toast, almonds, pear, peach and honey – with a nice balance of acidity and creamy texture.
An ideal choice for those who want to indulge in the taste of Champagne without having to break their budget at Whole Foods!
17) Madame Liberte Sparkling Rosé
Sparkling Roses are always a good idea! And this bubbly from Madame Liberte is a great option for those looking for sparkling wine at Whole Foods.
This wine offers aromas of watermelon, strawberries, and a hint rose petals. On the palate you’ll find flavors of red berries, citrus fruits, more strawberries and cream – with a medium body, light effervescence and a refreshing acidity.
Best Rosé Wines at Whole Foods
18) Miraval Rosé
One of the most popular wines in the US market, this famous Provençal Rosé offers a great balance of flavor and elegance.
On the nose you can expect aromas of strawberries, raspberries, watermelon, white flowers and some minerality. On the palate it’s best described as light and refreshing with flavors like pink grapefruit, peach, melon, apples, and a touch of herbs.
It’s a great option for summer wine at Whole Foods, best enjoyed on the patio or at a beach party!
19) Angels & Cowboys Rosé
Made in Sonoma with Grenache grapes, this is always a good choice if you’re looking for good Rose wine at Whole Foods!
It has bright acidity with zesty aromas of citrus, tart raspberry, watermelon and rose petals will enchant your senses. And on the palate you’ll find flavors of red currants, cranberry, peach, strawberry and a hint of honey.
It’s best served chilled – making it an ideal choice for summer sipping!
20) Prisma Rosé
Treat your taste buds to this delightful Chilean rose wine housed in a vibrant colorful bottle! It stands out among the variety of Rose wines at Whole Foods, making it one of the top choices.
It’s best characterized as light and refreshing with aromas of watermelon, crushed strawberries, melon and some minerality. On the palate you’ll find flavors of pink grapefruit, tart cherry, raspberry, and a hint of cream.
21) Balletto Rosé of Pinot Noir
One of my favorite wineries in Sonoma, they also make a fantastic Pinot Noir you can find at Whole Foods.
This Rosé has aromas of wild strawberries, raspberries, watermelon, rose petals and a hint of minerality. And on the palate it’s light to medium bodied with flavors of red berries, citrus fruits, cherry, peach and melon with a crisp and dry finish.
A great choice for summer picnics or beach outings!
Best Sweet Wines at Whole Foods
22) Taylor 10 Year Tawny Port (Best Port at Whole Foods)
Tawny Ports are a type of sweet, oak-aged, fortified wines made from red grapes that are grown in the Douro Valley in Portugal. And Taylor winery is one of the largest and best Port wineries in the world.
This 10 Year Tawny has aromas of dark dried fruits like cherry and plum, along with hints of chocolate, coffee, oak and spices. On the palate it’s sweet and full bodied with flavors of raisins, figs, caramel and toffee.
A great choice for after dinner sipping or with desserts. It’s one of the best dessert wines at Whole Foods!
23) Jackson Triggs Reserve Vidal Ice Wine (Best Dessert Wine)
Canada’s treasured Ice Wine is a unique and surprisingly undervalued dessert wine. Fortunately, you can find this coveted sweet wine at Whole Foods!
This Vidal Ice Wine has aromas of ripe peaches, apricots, honey and floral notes. And on the palate it’s sweet and viscous with flavors of mango, melon, apple, tropical fruits, and hints of ginger. A great companion for cheese platters or all fruit desserts like pies and tarts.
24) Vietti Moscato d'Asti (Best Moscato)
This light and refreshing Moscato is best served chilled and is a great choice for a good summertime sweet wine at Whole Foods.
It has aromas of apricots, white flowers, pears, honey and a hint of lemon-lime. On the palate it’s best described as off-dry (semi-sweet) with flavors of lychee, tropical fruits, peaches, apples, and a touch of minerality.
A great choice for those who want to enjoy a sweet wine without the heavy syrup-like texture of dessert wines! Perfect to pair with fruit salads or light cheeses like goat cheese.
Best Splurge Wines at Whole Foods (Over $30)
25) Flowers Pinot Noir
Produced in the Sonoma Coast, this Pinot Noir is one of the best splurge wines you can find at Whole Foods.
It has aromas of red fruits, dried flowers, spices, leather, and a hint of smoke. And on the palate it’s medium bodied with flavors of ripe cherry, cranberry, pomegranate and some earthiness. So this would be great for either New World or Old World wine drinkers.
26) Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon
If you are looking to gift a wine to impress a red wine lover/enthusiast, this may be the best red wine at Whole Foods. Silver Oak is a winery that is very popular for producing premium Cabernets in the Napa Valley.
This particular Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate, coffee, and spice. On the palate it’s full bodied with flavors of black cherry, plum, mocha, and vanilla. It has firm yet velvety tannins and a long finish.
27) Duckhorn Merlot
If you’re in the market for a full-bodied, smooth yet fruit-forward red wine boasting of Napa Valley’s legacy, look no further than its most celebrated Merlot producing winery! And you can find this red wine at Whole Foods!
This has aromas of red and black cherry, plum, cedar, sweet herbs and a hint of pepper. On the palate it’s full bodied with flavors of ripe berry fruits, vanilla, chocolate, tobacco and oak. With medium tannins and a long balanced finish, this is best enjoyed with your favorite red meat dishes!
28) Cakebread Chardonnay
Yet another Napa Valley winery making fantastic wines, Cakebread has been celebrated for producing some of best Chardonnays in California.
This full-bodied, creamy, and complex Chardonnay has aromas of ripe apple, peach, tropical fruit and butterscotch. And On the palate it’s rich and vibrant with crisp flavors of pear, honeydew melon, apricot, and toasty oak.
It has a nice balanced acidity that makes it perfect for pairing with many dishes like seafood, creamy sauces, and poultry dishes! A great option if you want a top-notch Chardonnay at Whole Foods.
29) Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
The most well known premium New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in the world! And it can be found at Whole Foods
This Sauvignon Blanc gives you classic New Zealand aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, passion fruit, grassiness and a hint of herbs. And on the palate it’s medium bodied with flavors of gooseberry, lime, guava and a hint of minerality.
30) Rombauer Zinfandel
Probably my favorite Napa Valley Zinfandel, and definitely one of the best red wines at Whole Foods.
This Zinfandel has aromas of ripe dark fruits, baking spices, and a hint of black pepper. On the palate it’s full-bodied with flavors of cherries, blackberry jam, mocha, licorice, and vanilla. Finally, it has medium tannins and an exceptionally long finish that makes it a versatile food pairing wine.
31) Cuvee Papale Chateauneuf du Pape (Best French Red)
If you are looking for French red wine, this is the best wine at Whole Foods! I had the opportunity to try the 2019 vintage of this wine and it was fantastic.
A Rhône Valley classic (CdP) made with mostly Grenache and Syrah grapes, this is a full-bodied wine that has aromas of dark fruit, violets, pepper, herbs, leather and earthy notes. And on the palate it’s rich and textured with flavors of plum, cherry preserves, licorice and spice.
It has smooth tannins and a long finish that makes it best enjoyed with delicious dishes like roasted pork, beef stew and mushroom risotto.
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