We consider ourselves aficionados of all things Halloween, and our expertise extends to picking the right potions. Just ask self-taught cook and baker Shanna of Pineapple and Coconut, who took a gander at our spooky libation wine selection and brought home a dozen scary-good sips.
Don’t worry—we’ve done the dirty work for you already and searched the (under)world for spine-tingling wines for your gruesome get-together. Take a look at each one of our finds and if you’re inclined, take a sip—if you dare.
No bones about it, this rich, blood red sip is bursting with fruit and complex layers of spice. Pair with ribs.
Vampire Pinot Noir
Despite the name, there’s no bite in this lush, earthy sip. Enjoy its eternal finish, and pair with steak served rare.
Monster Mash Lodi Red Blend
This fruit bomb comes to life on the palate. Deeply extracted flavors reveal powerful layers of fruit and spice. Serve with roast beast.
Rest In Peace Red Blend
Pause and enjoy this harmonious blend of fruit, earth and just a hint of violets. It may be the last wine you enjoy, so pair it with your favorite casual meal.
Spellbound Petite Sirah
The deep, rich spice flavors of this enchanting Petite Sirah will keep you under its spell. Pair with a slow-cooked cauldron concoction, like beef stew.
Vino De Los Muertos Rojo
Bring your Dia de Los Muertos party to life with the bright, lively fruit flavors in this red blend. It’s heaven with carnitas.
Hob Nob Wicked Red Blend
Feeling devilish? Uncork this divine wine for a pulse-quickening blend of berries, vanilla and floral notes. Pair with pizza.
Poizin California or Dry Creek Zin
Pick your Poizin! Poizin California is a casual pour, perfect for a meeting of the mischievous; Poizin Dry Creek is a special occasion sip for when the coven convenes. Pair either one with your favorite scary fare.
Trick California Red
This wine’s no joke! It’s an invigorating potion of radiant fruit, fresh flowers and a hint of licorice. It’s a treat with barbecue.
Treat California Wine
If you’ve been good, treat yourself to a shimmering glass of tropical fruit, melon and citrus. Pour alongside a fresh salad, baked fish or mac and cheese for a well-deserved delight.
Moselland Black Cat Riesling
You’ll get nothing but good luck when this cat crosses your path. The bottle is eye catching; the wine inside is excellent. Sweet, crisp and bursting with citrus, it’s ideal alongside Thai food.
So what’s on your wine list this Halloween? Stop by our wine shop and stock up on spooky wines for a haunting holiday and beyond.
All images were taken by Shanna of Pineapple and Coconut.