About Fruit Wine

About Fruit Wine
Fruit wines, produced in many countries, are fermented alcoholic beverages made from fruit or even herbs and flowers. There are dozens of types of fruit wines, ranging from apple, strawberry and peach to elderberry, rhubarb and dandelion.

May of these are quite sweet, although some, such as pineapple, are rather dry. As many of these fruits are very high in acidity and would produce a wine that would be too acidic for most tastes, water is often added during the production process to create a less tart sensation. Alcoholic contents range from 10% to 16% or so.

Fruit wines are made for immediate pleasure, generally enjoyed on their own at a picnic or backyard barbecue.

Top Picks for Fruit Wine

Samson Estates NV Delilah Blueberry Wine Puget Sound
91 points
$12
Light siam color. Aromas and flavors of ripe plum, orange salt water taffy, cinnamon, sweet pea blossom, and eucalyptus with a supple, bright, fruity light body and a silky, appealing, breezy finish evoking notes of honey and wild berries with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A delicate and perfumed fruit wine that will be a really lovely afternoon libation.
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Barrel Selection Peach
90 points
$59.99
Silvery emerald straw color. Elegant aromas and flavors of asian pear, ripe mango and pineapple spritzed with lime, coconut confection, and sunchokes with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish with no oak flavor. A perfumed nose and tropical vibe lend this fruit wine to al fresco dining and Latin pairings.
90 points $59.99
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Black Gold - Marion Blackberry
89 points
$21.99
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry, sweet cherry, vanilla, and fresh oregano with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with overtones of hints of coffee with well-integrated, fruit tannins. Bright aromas of soft ripe berries invite the sipper to this bright and craveable Fruit Wine.
89 points $21.99
Auburn Road NV Give Peach A Chance Peach Wine New Jersey
88 points
$12
Best Buy
White gold color. Fruity aromas of wrapped peach fruit roll up and apricot preserves with a round, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a medium-length apricot nectar, lime, and peach skins finish with fruit tannins. A pure fruit wine with a bit of texture that’s like biting in to summer fruit; pour it over sorbet!
88 points $12 Best Buy
Coda Rossa 2016 Peach O Grigio Fruit Wine New Jersey
87 points
$14
Best Buy
Pale amber beige color. Fruity aromas and flavors of peach tea, honeysuckle, melon, and young mango with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of peach cobbler. A fruity, effortlessly drinkable wine that tastes of summer.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Barrel Selection Kiwi
86 points
$59.99
Golden amber color. Aromas of apricot jam, fruit cake, dried peach, mango preserves, and hints of toast with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length bruleed tangerine, exotic citrus, lychee, and chamomile tea with honey finish. A bold, fruity wine with rich citrus notes; serve this fruit wine ice cold with Indian fare for maximum refreshment.
86 points $59.99
Auburn Road NV Apple Wine New Jersey
86 points
$13
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of beeswax and poached apple with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and an even, medium-length lemon zest finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A balanced apple wine with delicate flavor; serve well-chilled.
86 points $13 Best Buy
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Hurricane Class 5 Tropical Sangria
84 points
$19.99
Pale golden straw color. Inviting aromas and flavors of ripe mango, pears, fruit punch, tangerine, and honey with a satiny, soft, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a polished, medium-length finish displaying impressions of peach toaster pastry and hints of grapefruit zest with a suggestion of oak flavor. Flirty fruit aromas beckon the sipper to the glass in this fun Fruit Wine.
84 points $19.99
Samson Estates NV Delilah Blackberry Wine Puget Sound
83 points
$12
Light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of wrapped cherry wine gums and ripe kiwi with a lightly tannic, bright, bittersweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk finish with notes of plum stone with chewy, fruit tannins. A quaffable fruit wine with a rustic appeal.
Florida Orange Groves Winery NV Key Limen
80 points
$19.99
Emerald straw color. Aromas of poached pear and toasted pine nuts with a supple, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, crisp granny smith apple and broiled lime juice finish. A fun and tangy Fruit Wine quaffer to serve ice cold.
80 points $19.99