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If I need wine to bring to a dinner or to stock up at home my first stop is almost always Trader Joe’s. They have such a great selection without being overwhelming and some amazing prices! When you are picking out wines for a group it can be hard to decide on what to get that will please most everyone. That’s where my favorites come in. This variety of wines goes with a wide range of palettes and a wide variety of foods that might show up on the Thanksgiving table.

Wines for Thanksgiving from Trader Joe’s

Here’s a good mix of white, rose, red, light and fresh to an after-dinner treat. I don’t feel like any of these are too sweet or too spicy and intense for most which are what makes them good choices. There’s also a little range of prices depending on what you’re wanting to spend but almost all of them are under $10!

I made this list with everyone around the table in mind. Obviously, if you have a group that has favorite varietals – go that direction. We have such a wide variety of tastes in our family along with new wine drinkers, and guests I may not know well.

  • Bay Moon Sauvignon Blanc – a light, sweet fruity aroma but a surprisingly grassy taste that works great with a lot of foods. Bought this one for $5.99
  • Panilonco Chardonnay Viognier – smooth, bright, and fruity, this white blend is great for chardonnay lovers or anyone looking for an easy white. – $3.99 The Panilonco Carmenère (a red) is a regular buy for me at Trader Joe’s so you can’t go wrong there either for $4!
  • La Granja 360 Garnacha Rose – Rose is not just for summer! I like this one because it’s fruity and crisp, a little minerally and has a shorter finish making it easy to enjoy while eating. – $4.99
  • Trader Joes Petit Reserve Pinot Noir – This is super easy to drink making it a perfect red choice for Thanksgiving. It’s also great for those who don’t want a strong red. – $7.99
  • 2016 Stick Figure Red Blend – bright acidity and medium tannins make this a bolder red to serve while still working well at the Thanksgiving table. – $8.99
  • Kings of Prohibition Red Blend – One of my favorites at Trader Joe’s right now. Dark and fruity but with a bit of spice. Let this breathe a bit before serving for the best experience. This is a nice intense red blend and has an ABV of 14% – $8.99
  • Cooper & Thief Red Blend – this is mine and Jared’s favorite after Thanksgiving/Christmas by the fire pit wine. It’s SO good. Don’t serve this at the Thanksgiving table because it really needs to be just enjoyed on its own or perhaps with a tiny sliver of pie. Aged in Bourbon barrels for 3 months and an ABV of 17% means this is a strong jammy wine with a long finish. The most pricey on the list but worth it – forgot to grab the price since I already have a couple of bottles. I think it’s around $21 – $27 at Trader Joe’s.

I also grabbed this super cute new washable paper wine bag for $2.99. How cute is this?!

For the non-wine drinkers, we went with this sparkling cranberry. My boys think sparkling grape juice is too sweet and this just feels a little more festive and fun.

I’d love to know what you picked up at Trader Joe’s to bring to Thanksgiving!


Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.


  1. Don’t know if you’ve tried 19 Crimes The Punisher, yet, but it’s aged in a rum barrel- sounds similar to your Cooper & Thief. I’d be interested to hear what you think!

    • Allison Waken

      I have had a few 19 Crimes wines but don’t think I’ve tried The Punisher! I’ll pick a bottle up on my next shopping trip