About Fruit Wines

We have extolled the virtues of traditionally made American fruit wines for some years now; the category is full of well made and downright excellent wines. Perhaps most surprising is the fact that some of the best wines are actually made in dry table styles. These are often at their best with food. 'It's really exciting to match these wines with food,' said Maine blueberry winemaker Bob Bartlett, 'because there's no history, no precedent.' He suggests serving blueberry wine with Italian dishes or grilled lamb, and pear wine with smoked fish. A tasty thought indeed.

Top Picks for Fruit Wines

Angry Orchard NV Albany Post Apple Wine New York State
93 points
A tasty and savory artisan Cider with nice mouthwatering acidity and length; will be great at the table.
Middleburgh Winery 2020 Blueberry Wine Blueberry
89 points
Best Buy
A brilliantly pure and flavorful blueberry wine with a fine, not-too-sweet balance and style.
89 points $15 Best Buy
Angry Orchard NV Porters Perfection Apple Wine New York State
87 points
A funky scrumpy Cider that will be best with cheeses and appetizers, or toddies.
Florida Orange Groves Winery 2020 Barrel-Aged Guava Pink Guava
82 points
Pleasant, fruity, and tropical; nothing too serious but a fun sipper.