The Best 10 Sangria Wines

Mix it up this summer with these outside-the-box options.

It’s about that time to kick back with a pitcher of ice-cold, fruit-packed sangria. This crowd-pleasing wine-based punch is easy-to-make and designed for warm-weather occasions. Start by selecting one of these fruity, high-acid white or red wines as your base and make it your own version by adding the season’s ripest fruits.

4 Summer Sangrias

These citrusy and lightly boozy white wines are best suited for sangria served at an afternoon barbeque.
Calamares 2014 Vinho Verde; $8, 84 points, Best Buy
El Supremo 2014 Torrontés (Mendoza); $8, 86 points, Best Buy
Mezzacorona 2014 Pinot Grigio (Vigneti delle Dolomiti); $9, 87 points, Best Buy
Pewsey Vale 2014 Individual Vineyard Selection Dry Riesling (Eden Valley); $17, 89 points
Santa Rita 2014 120 Sauvignon Blanc (Central Valley); $9, 85 points, Best Buy

These red wines boast the bold, juicy fruit you’ll crave at a late-night soirée.
Feudo di Santa Tresa 2013 Frappato (Sicilia); $15, 88 points
J. Portugal Ramos 2013 Ramos Reserva Red (Alentejano); $10, 88 points, Best Buy
Los Dos 2013 Grenache-Syrah (Campo de Borja); $8, 88 points, Best Buy
Sofia 2013 Red (Paso Robles); $17, 88 points
Thorin 2014 Nouveau (Beaujolais); $12, 87 points, Best Buy

Published on April 28, 2015
Topics: Cocktail Recipes
About the Author
Fiona Adams
Senior Tasting Coordinator

Fiona Adams’ excitement for wine was sparked at a young age by her father. Working in a handful of New York City wine shops and a stint in Long Island wine country, she developed her wine knowledge, eventually earning her Level 2 WSET certification. Joining Wine Enthusiast in 2014, Fiona hopes to share her passion for natural wines.


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