At Heinen’s, we believe the best bottles of bubbly offer exceptional flavor and an interesting story! With the holidays just around the corner, our team of wine experts are thrilled to introduce a curated collection of unique, delicious and worldly sparkling wines and champagnes as Heinen’s Road Less Traveled holiday feature.
The Road Less Traveled section, located in the Wine Department, is a living example Heinen’s longstanding motto, “you have to find the best to sell the best.” Our Wine Team travels to some of the most underrated and under-discovered winemaking regions of the world to visit vineyards, meet with winemakers, taste the world’s most differentiated wines and eventually bring them back for you to sip and savor!
When sourcing bubbles for The Road Less Traveled, our aim was to find sparkling wines and champagnes from around the world that exceed the general expectation of what a bottle of bubbles should be. range from 100% hand-made Champagnes from the vineyard owners themselves to delicious wines that have a story to tell from the bottle to the glass.
What are you waiting for? Stop into the Wine Department today and discover the featured bubbles in our Road Less Traveled collection. They’re guaranteed to make every moment of this holiday season a celebration!
Grower Champagnes are wines that are literally tended to from vine, to bottle, to you. They are made by individual families who own land in villages around the Champagne region of France. These families plant the vineyards, harvest the grapes, make the wine and age the bottles in their own cellars. There isn’t a more traditional “vineyard-to-table” experience than wines like these!
Vin Hunter Rosé Prosecco
Prosecco’s popularity continues to make it one of America’s favorite Bubbles styles. While the vast majority of Prosecco is made from the white Glera grape, our hand-selected rosé is made from Pinot Noir in the very heart of the Prosecco region in Italy. We visited the winery a couple of years ago and the owners treated us to delicious cheese and charcuterie, and to this day we can’t resist opening a bottle of Vin and enjoying hunks of Italian cheeses along with silky prosciutto!
Gaston Chiquet Brut
This wine is made from the “holy trinity” of Champagne grapes (Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay) in the Vallee de la Marne region of Champagne. It offers ample cherry and marzipan aromas and flavors, with a “zippy” mouthfeel.
Until very recently we didn’t know what we were missing with the bubbles from a most unusual location – South Africa. While the location is a bit exotic, the wine itself is completely bathed in tradition. Made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, it punches way above its weight with complex, toasty notes and juicy green apple flavors. Without question, it is one of the best bubbles values we offer!
Beau Joie Champagne
This exciting new discovery is from the heart of the Champagne region in Epernay, France. Simply put, it is a stunning value for a delicious and unique Champagne. Pinot Noir leads the way with Chardonnay playing a supporting role in this impeccably balanced wine. Perfect on its own, we love this one with fresh shellfish, it is the holidays after all!