The 5 Best Wines from Trader Joes


Since moving to North Carolina, I recently discovered Trader Joes and instantly fell in love. Trader Joes has great food at great prices (plus it’s only five minutes from my work). You probably already know how awesome TJ’s is but did you know they have some of the best deals on wine?

I bought a plethora of Trader Joe wines and had my own little wine-tasting on my living room sofa. Listed below are my top five favorite wines from Trader Joes —all only 7$ or under! These wines are classy and won’t break the bank. So next time you need a bottle to take to your friend’s house or to have with dinner, stop by Trader Joes with this list in hand! Be sure to pick up some cheese and crackers in the next aisle.



Contadino Pinot Grigio (6$) 

I rarely drink Pinot Grigio considering I don’t have much of a liking for it. Most Pinot Grigios are too crisp and dry for me (#unpopularopinion). However, I was pleasantly surprised by Contadino’s Pinot Grigio. The wine was bubbly and refreshing with a light taste of apple and pear. The wine is a pale yellow with flecks of green which also spotted my interest. At only 6$, this bottle is a great value! 

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Velvet Moon Cabernet Sauvignon (6$) 

Don’t ever try to get me to pronounce Cabernet Sauvignon in real life because it’s impossible. I prefer red wines so I was so excited to try Velvet Moon’s Cab Sav! Doesn’t the bottle just look fancy? The wine itself is an elegant, dark ruby color. Pour yourself a glass for a delicious treat. Velvet Moon Cabernet Sauvignon goes down smooth and silky. If you  don’t identify as a “wine person”, this wine will make you think again.

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Green Fin Grenache Rose (7$) 

I have heard so many great things about this wine that I wanted to give it a try. Green Fin is produced in the heart of Napa Valley, CA so it was bound to be good. The wine smells like cherries and strawberries —and tastes like it too! If you’re looking for a wine to pair with your steak, I wouldn’t recommend it though. This wine is definitely more of a fruity drink. Perfect for the summer time

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Artius Chardonnay (6$) 

You can never really go wrong with a Chardonnay! Chardonnay is the most basic of wines. Artius Chardonnay was a sweet and savory wine for a cheap price. It had a rich taste and strong smell. Although I’m only giving it two stars, I drank the whole bottle…

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Cecilia Beretta Prosecco (6$) 

While Prosecco could be classified as a champagne, it technically is sparkling wine so it’s in the running!

I absolutely LOVE Cecilia Beretta Prosecco and am sure you will too. This secco is bubbly and tangy. Making it the perfect drink to mix juices with to create a Summer cocktail. (Or warm apple cider in the Winter.) They also sell a Peach Prosecco and Cranberry Prosecco that I haven’t yet tried but am excited too! Bottom line: an excellent wine.

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What type of wine-o are you? Do you prefer red or white wine?


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  1. Elizabeth

    Trader Joe’s wine is one of my favorites! Such great prices too!
    Xo, Elizabeth

    12 . Apr . 2017
  2. Charlotte

    Omg your socks are the best!! Need.

    I love Trader Joe’s — unfortunately I don’t think there are any in my area that sell wine–would make my life so much easier! Thanks for sharing, will def reference this next time I see one that does sell bottles… I can’t believe the prices!

    12 . Apr . 2017
  3. Beth

    I adore Trader Joe’s! We used to buy their wine by the case, I’m so not kidding! We haven’t in awhile and I honestly don’t know why, I really should get back there as we’re trying to save money but still enjoy things like wine! I like both white and red, depends on the meal I’m having!

    12 . Apr . 2017
  4. Kim Airhart

    Oh sweetheart you just made my day! I drink that exact Secco. I pay 4.95 a bottle in my town and I’m obsessed. Unfortunately, it has become just a special treat for me since going low carb. It still only has 2-3 carbs but I could put a bottle(or 2) of that down. ha!

    12 . Apr . 2017
  5. Brianna Randall-DePauw

    I haven’t tried any of these!! But I need to! Also, I love the socks. Those are great.

    12 . Apr . 2017
  6. Elizabeth

    I love that Chardonnay! I just discovered it at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago, and I’ve repurchased several since then! =)


    12 . Apr . 2017
  7. Brooke Butler

    Trader Joes has so many amazing products – you can’t go wrong with anything there!

    xo, brooke

    12 . Apr . 2017
  8. Dawn

    Totally with out, TJ’s has the BEST wine. I only buy wines from there and adore almost all of them. Green Fin Rose and Secco are on my regular rotation too 🙂

    12 . Apr . 2017
  9. Joanna

    Their Green Fin Pinot Grigio is really good to! Love Trader Joe’s 🙂

    12 . Apr . 2017
  10. Krysten

    I’m headed to Trader Joe’s in a few hours and I needed to know some good wines to buy. I get stuck in my habit, but my best friend is coming to town and I wanted something different.

    12 . Apr . 2017
  11. Tasting Page

    Trader Joe’s has so much good stuff. Thanks for my new wine list when I head back there this weekend!

    12 . Apr . 2017
  12. Bella

    wine is my fav!!! Il have to try these out!

    12 . Apr . 2017
  13. Eli@CoachDaddy

    Thanks a lot, Carly – you’ve exposed the world of cheap wine that looks tre expensive from Trader Joe’s! I’m a rum and Coke guy, but when I go high-brow, I will pick a merlot to complete the ensemb. Double props to you for 1) draining a bottle of wine you rated two stars; 2) those socks! Royalty, you are. Grateful we’re both in the Peaceful Posse.

    12 . Apr . 2017
  14. Alexandra

    I buy their Charles Shaw (aka 2 Buck Chuck) chardonnay for my chicken picatta. So much cheaper than grocery store cooking wine.

    12 . Apr . 2017
  15. Ginger Marie

    I’ve been on such a rosé kick here lately! Obviously I have to try that Green Fin!

    12 . Apr . 2017
  16. Liv

    This list is great! I’m excited to take a trip to trader joes so I can get all these wines!!

    12 . Apr . 2017
  17. Cheryl

    Oooo I love Green Fin! Trader Joe’s has the best selection.

    13 . Apr . 2017
  18. Trish @ The Trish List

    I love this! Sadly my Trader Joe’S does not have wine. I’m not sure why. Maybe it is a NY thing. Either way, if wine ever does come, I’ll have to give them all a try!

    13 . Apr . 2017
  19. Ali

    I love all wine, but I especially adore that Prosecco from Trader Joe’s – it’s so good (and is great in mimosas, too!) Love the socks!

    13 . Apr . 2017
  20. Jenny

    Need to try these! I love a good wine.

    13 . Apr . 2017
  21. Anna

    I love wine but I don’t have a Trader Joe’s around me!
    -Anna |

    13 . Apr . 2017
  22. Alex

    Oh I’ll need to take note of these! I love pairing some of their wines with the Marcona Almonds from there, so good!

    13 . Apr . 2017
  23. Annaliese

    Such a great blog post- I pinned this to come back to the next time I’m at Trader Joe’s!

    xoxo A

    13 . Apr . 2017
  24. Joscelyn

    Ah, I just love TJ’s! Their wine section is the best too! Will definitely be checking out these choices on my next trip!

    13 . Apr . 2017
  25. Karen H.

    Dark Horse is my favorite TJ wine. Is it bad that I can’t write “Thanks for the recommendation…can’t wait to try these!” because I have tried them all? Haha.

    13 . Apr . 2017
  26. Rachel R Ritlop

    I don’t drink but I love trader joes! they have the best stuff

    13 . Apr . 2017
  27. Erica @ Coming Up Roses

    Trader Joe’s is my FAVORITE!!! This is so helpful. I’m headed over today and taking your guide with me!!

    Coming Up Roses

    13 . Apr . 2017
  28. the sofieyah diaries

    As soon as I begin to enjoy wine I will look into these haha

    13 . Apr . 2017
  29. Lauren

    I love finding new wines! TJ’s actually has a few really good organic wines that are under 8 bucks that I have been trying! 🙂

    13 . Apr . 2017
  30. Brittany N

    I’m definitely going to give these wines a try! I love shopping at Trader Joe’s but I never know which wine to purchase, so thank you for sharing your picks!

    13 . Apr . 2017
  31. Greta

    I was just heading to trader joes! Definitely picking up one of these bottles!

    Greta |

    13 . Apr . 2017
  32. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen

    A coworker of mine always buys wine at Trader Joe’s. She practically swears by it. After reading this, I’ll have to check out their selection.

    13 . Apr . 2017
  33. Sydney

    These all sound great and those are great prices!

    14 . Apr . 2017
  34. Katie

    I’ve never bought wine from Trader Joe’s! I definitely need to now that I know some great ones to pick out.

    17 . Apr . 2017
  35. Victoria Stacey

    Love this! We don’t have trader joe’s in Canada, but I love to drop by when I’m in the US!

    18 . Apr . 2017
  36. Chloe

    Omg! Yes I totally agree! I love their wine selection! Their cheese selection is AMAZING too, lol! 😉

    xo, Chloe //

    18 . Apr . 2017

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