trader joe's wine list image

Trader Joe’s Wine List: Best Wines under $10

This post may contain compensated links. Please read our disclosure policy for more information.

I love visiting my local TJ’s store for their large wine selection, many of them offered at crazy good prices. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite picks in this Trader Joe’s wine list, most of them costing about $10 or less, making them just as much of a good fit for a weeknight dinner as they are for dinner with friends.

Trader Joe’s Wine Prices

In my opinion, there are a couple of reasons why Trader Joe’s is able to offer wine for such good prices.

One of the ways Trader Joe’s is able to keep their wine prices low is thanks to private labeling. Many of the wines sold at Trader Joe’s are their own private label, which means they are produced and sold exclusively by Trader Joe’s.

This cuts out the middleman and allows them to sell the wine at a lower price.

The second reason is that Trader Joe’s takes advantage of volume discounts. They buy wine in large volumes, which allows them to negotiate lower prices from the producers.

They can then pass these savings on to their (happy) customers (like me!).

While Trader Joe’s is famous for the Two Buck Chuck, I’m personally not a big fan of that wine and prefer some of their other affordable options, which I share below.

trader joe's wines under $10

Best Wines from Trader Joe’s

I enjoy a good mix of red wine, white wine, rosé and champagne. It’s all about my mood, what I’m eating, and the weather!

For example, on a warm summer day, it doesn’t matter what I’m eating, I’m probably reaching for a glass of rosé.

During the winter, it could be cold out, but I’ll still reach for a glass of crisp white wine if I’m having fish.

Enjoying French fries during apéro? I probably have a glass of champagne!

All this to say that having a good selection at home is always a good idea, and thanks to Trader Joe’s large variety and fair prices, it’s easy to do!

Favorite Trader Joe’s White Wines

Here are some of my favorite white wines I’ve found at Trader Joe’s:

  1. Vignobles Lacheteau – Vouvray. This wine retails for $7.99 at my local Trader Joe’s and tends to taste slightly sweet and tart, with pear and green apple notes, and some slight almond notes too. It’s not as sweet as a pinot grigio, however, which is why I personally enjoy it.

2. Belles Vignes – Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is everything you love about a sauvignon blanc: refreshing, dry, full of citrusy and fruity notes. I’ve found it for $4.99 at my Trader Joe’s and I can say that this is a wine that looks and tastes more expensive than it is.

3. Monique – Sauvignon Blanc. This was a random find at Trader Joe’s, and I’m so glad I decided to try it. It’s got that crisp and light quality that you look for in a sauvignon blanc without being too sweet. It’s become one of the wines I have on regular rotation in my home. You can find it for $6.99 at my local TJ’s.

Favorite Trader Joe’s Red Wines

I love a big glass of red wine, Olivia Pope-style, and these red wines are some of my favorite from Trader Joe’s:

  1. Laurent Dublanc – Cotes du Rhone. This red has those red cherry, intense fruity notes with a touch of spice that tastes even better after it’s gotten some air. It’s very much like a grenache and syrah blended together, and it retails for $6.99 at Trader Joe’s.

2. Maison Barboulot – Cabertnet-Syrah. I’ve been buying this wine for years from Trader Joe’s, as it’s a solid, full-bodied wine to turn to when you’re looking for a wine that’s got heft with classic cabernet fruity notes and a subtle, oak-y taste. It’s also really affordable at $5.99 a bottle.

3. Cotillion – Pinot Noir. When you’re looking for something softer, smoother, and easy to drink, this pinot noir fits the bill. It’s got the fruity strawberry and cherry notes you’ll often find in a pinot noir, as well as the light and velvety feel. It’s available at my local TJ’s for $9.99.

Favorite Rosé and Champagne

I typically go for a Provencal origin when I shop for rosé, but one pick from Trader Joe’s that always end up in my cart each summer is their Opaline rosé.

Not only does this rosé come in a gorgeous, beveled bottle that makes it worthy of gifting, it tastes great! It’s got a refreshing, floral taste with the bubbly tingle of a brut. It’s from the South of France, although I’m not sure if that includes Provence. It’s available for $7.99 at my local Trader Joe’s.

When it comes to champagne, I love a good Veuve Clicquot or Nicolas Feuillatte, but they’re definitely not budget-friendly bottles. Instead, when I’m looking to stock up on a bottle of bubbly without breaking the bank, I enjoy this Crémant de Bourgogne by La Burgondie.

It’s $9.99 at my local Trader Joe’s and technically a sparkling wine, but it’s got all the fizz and dryness of champagne (thanks to the fact that it’s a brut!) that makes it perfect for apéro hour or as an accompaniment to warm frites!

Shopping for Wine Glasses?

I love the Tour glasses from Crate and Barrel. I use the wide 24 oz when I’m hunkered down on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn and red wine, and the more narrow 18 oz ones for wine at the table.

The Eve coupe glasses from CB2 are a favorite for champagne and sparkling wines.

Similar Posts


  1. I agree with your choices. I might add Josephine, a Cabernet from Pays D’Oc, but then, I’m partial to l’Occitaine. You might also check out Costco, that has added a number of similarly priced French wines to their inventory. Consumer Reports wrote an interesting review of Costco and TJs wines. It seems there has been a. long tradition among French vintners to produce common wines from many terroirs (Coted du Rhone Villages, for instance). John Boggle, the inventor of the ETF, picked up on this and bought a bunch of vineyards that he used to mass produce reasonable priced wines, and it seems now Costco and TJs have joined the movement. And we all benefit.

    1. Oh. I didn’t even realize that was the same person (ETF inventor and Bogle family wines)! I knew Jack Bogle as the investor, but didn’t make the connection to the wines! Thanks for sharing that!

  2. Wonderful suggestions, thank you! Will put Opaline Rose and those Eve Coupe glasses on my shopping list!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *