Pick of the Vine Features
Hand-selected by our Wine Experts, Heinen’s Pick of the Vine collection features unique wines from around the world for under $15. Whether you’re a fan of reds, whites or bubbles, we’re certain you’ll find your next go-to wine as you sip on our curated selection of “grape” finds. Visit Pick of the Vine in your Heinen’s Wine Department to discover weekly wine features, tastings and events.
Alexander Valley Gewürztraminer – White
A Wine of the Night
Known as the most unique, yet underrated grape of Alsace, France, it’s only fitting that Alexander Valley’s Gewürztraminer is harvested in the shadows of the night from the cool, rugged terrain of the Potter Valley in Mendocino.
Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant – Red
Going “Rhône” on the Central Coast of California
Attempting to recreate the wines of Burgundy in California, expert winemaker, Randall Graham, known in the wine industry as the Rhône Ranger, discovered that it is, in fact, the varieties of the Rhône Valley that create the most magnificent blended wines on California’s Central Coast. This flagship red is the inaugural example!
More from the Pick of the Vine Collection
Skeleton Gruner Veltliner – White
Sophisticated, Striking and Supersized
Stimulating on the palate and captivating to the eye, the explosive tart, citrusy, edgy flavors of Austria’s favorite white wine varietal could only be captured in a one-liter bottle.
Cline Pinot Gris – White
From One Family to Another
The Heinen family is so passionate about this refreshing white, they traveled to Cline’s fog-covered Sonoma vineyard to meet the family of winemakers and enjoy a bottle in person!
Purple Cowboy Cabernet Sauvignon – Red
A Wine to Watch
Step aside Napa and Sonoma, Paso Robles is the new Cabernet hotspot! Named after a group of winemaking cowboys whose love for blending red turned their teeth purple. Be the first to fall in love with this welcoming red and region!
Glenelly Unoaked Chardonnay – White
A French Chateau in South Africa
A lifetime in the French wine industry and a trans-continental move to reap the benefits of rich South African soil makes the history of winemaker May de Lencuesaing’s unoaked chardonnay as unique as the taste.
Petra Zingari – Red
A 5-Star Selection
Created on an experimental vineyard in Tuscany with three non-indigenous grapes, a spot on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wine list proves this ruby red “Super Tuscan” selection to be a delicious success!
Les Frères Bastard – White
A Wine that Lives on the Edge
A tribute to the Southern French heritage of the original “Bastard Brothers,” the unconventional label and 3-grape blend of this well-balanced white creates one of our edgiest wines!
Joel Gott Palisades -Red
A Masterpiece in More Ways Than One
Prodigious winemaker, Joel Gott, blended six red grapes and expertly matched it with an artist-designed label that’s as bright as the flavors in the wine!
Santa Julia Bonarda – Red
Be “in the know” with Bonarda
Zuccardi’s Bonarda grapes are grown high in the Andes Mountains where the bugs don’t fly, making them naturally organic and more widely planted than Argentinean Malbec.
Santa Julia Torrontes – White
A Wine Fit for Royalty
Torrontes is Argentina’s most popular white grape, but those grown at Zuccardi reign supreme because not every bottle is named after the daughter of Argentinian wine royalty.