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These Aldi summer fruit wines are a sweet addition to weekend cookouts or a trip to the beach.
One sure sign of summer is the return of Aldi’s seasonal summer foods and products. Sunscreen and ice cream cones are back on the shelves, cole slaw and potato salad are back in the coolers, and the summer fruit wines are back in the wine section.
If you haven’t tried these fruity concoctions that we fell head over heels for last summer, here’s what you need to know:
Aldi Summer Fruit Wines
Right now, Aldi has rolled out three flavors in its Burlwood Cellars Pacific Fruit Vineyards line: Sweet Peach, Sweet Pineapple, and Sweet Watermelon. Last year, a Sweet Apple flavor also appeared later in the summer season — kind of like apples themselves are available later in the summer than other fruit, come to think of it.
These wines are made in California by Burlwood Cellars, which is a subsidiary of E & J Gallo. Burlwood produces wines for Aldi, as well as for the hotel and restaurant industry.
These wines are not traditional “fruit” wines made with the fruit on the label. They are actually made with grapes (as most wines are), and then the fruit flavor is added to the wine.
This wine is 9 percent alcohol — a little lower than the typical 11 to 15 percent in most wines.
How Does it Taste?
These Aldi fruit wines are sweet. If you are a dry wine drinker, they are not for you. But if you’re looking for a sweet, fruity drink, the Pacific Fruit Vineyards wine get many rave reviews in our Aldi Aisle of Shame Facebook Group.
Our favorite flavor here is the sweet pineapple, which we believe has the truest fruit flavor and is light enough to be easily drinkable with a variety of foods.
We think these wines would be great with grilled foods, summer snacks such as hard cheese or nuts, or mixed with fresh fruit and fruit juice in a sangria or wine punch.
How Much Does It Cost?
Sweet Peach, Sweet Pineapple, and Sweet Watermelon wines at Aldi are certainly an affordable treat — which adds to the rave reviews for this Aldi product.
Alcohol prices vary according to local and state taxes in your area, but you’ll find this wine at Aldi priced between $3 and $5 a bottle.
If you’re looking for an Aldi store that sells alcohol, here’s more info: Does Aldi Sell Alcohol?