Looking for the perfect wine to celebrate Halloween? Look no further! We've put together a list of some of the spookiest wines out there. Whether you're looking for a scary red or a spine-tingling white, we've got you covered. So pour yourself a glass and get ready to be scared!
Ghost Pines Chardonnay
With a name like Ghost Pines, this chardonnay is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit.
The name comes from the native grey pines that dot the landscape of the winery’s vineyards in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. These gnarled and twisted trees are said to be the haunt of ghosts, making them the perfect inspiration for a Halloween wine.
The wine itself is just as haunting, with a deep golden colour and aromas of citrus and oak. On the palate, it’s full-bodied and creamy, with flavours of tropical fruit, butter, and spice. It’s the perfect wine to pair with Halloween candy, so be sure to stock up on this spooky label.
Murder Ridge Pinot Noir
Taking its name from the murder of Joseph Cooper in 1911, Murder Ridge is said to be one of the most haunted places in Oregon. The story goes that Cooper was killed by his wife and her lover, and his ghost is said to haunt the property to this day.
The Murder Ridge Pinot Noir is a dark, brooding wine with aromas of black cherry and spice. On the palate, it’s full-bodied and elegant, with flavours of dark fruit, mocha, and vanilla. Getting your hands on a bottle of this wine is no easy feat, as it’s produced in very limited quantities. But if you’re lucky enough to find it, it makes for the perfect Halloween treat.
Buena Vista Winery private reserve
Situated in the heart of Sonoma Valley, Buena Vista Winery is one of the oldest and most historic wineries in California. The property is said to be haunted by the ghost of Count Agostin Haraszthy, who was the original owner of the property.
A European immigrant, Haraszthy is credited with helping to establish the wine industry in California. He is said to have planted more than 160 varieties of vines on the Buena Vista property.
The Count died mysteriously while on a trip to Nicaragua in 1869 and his ghost is said to haunt the winery to this day. Employees have reported seeing his ghost walking around the property and some say they have even felt his presence in the wine cellar.
The Buena Vista Winery private reserve cabernet sauvignon is a deep, rich wine that is perfect for sipping on a chilly autumn evening.
The perfect wine for those who like their meat bloody, the Carnivor Zinfandel is a big, bold wine with notes of dark berries and spice. Made by The Prisoner Wine Company, Carnivor is all about big, bold flavours.
The 2014 vintage is a blend of 77% zinfandel, 18% petite sirah and 5% syrah. It was aged for 14 months in 100% French oak barrels.
This wine is not for the faint of heart, but if you’re looking for a truly spooky wine, Carnivor is the way to go. The company also produces a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Shiraz, both of which would be perfect for Halloween.
Dry Creek Vineyards 2019 Malbec
The Dry Creek Vineyard is situated on a Pomo Indian reservation, really ticking off the ‘spooky’ boxes. The 2019 Malbec is a beautiful, deep purple colour with aromas of dark fruit and spice.
This wine is made with 100% malbec grapes and was aged for 12 months in a mix of French and American oak barrels. It’s a big, bold wine with plenty of body and tannins. The dry, full-bodied taste is perfect for Halloween and the best thing to pair it with is a nice, rare steak.
If you’re looking for a truly spooky wine this Halloween, look no further than the Dry Creek Vineyard 2019 Malbec.
Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery 2015 Apparition
Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery in Sonoma, California is said to be one of the most haunted spots in the United States. The vineyard was originally built in 1854 and has been the site of many tragedies and ghost sightings over the years.
The most well-known ghost at Valerie Hill is that of Sarah Winchester, who was vineyard is also said to be home to the ghost of a young girl who died in a fire, and the apparition of a man who was killed in a hunting accident.
If you’re looking for a truly spooky wine this Halloween, look no further than Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery’s 2015 Apparition. This red 2015 Apparition is a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Carignane. It’s a dark, inky wine with aromas of blackberry, plum, and spice.
The flavour is full-bodied and fruit-forward, with notes of blackberry jam, mocha, and vanilla. The wine has 2015 Apparition is available for purchase online and at the Valerie Hill tasting room.
The perfect wines for the spooky season
Halloween is the perfect time to enjoy a glass (or two) of your favourite red wine. But if you’re looking for something a little bit different this year, why not try one of these spooky wines?
Finding the right wine for Halloween can be tricky. You want something that’s festive and fun, but not too sweet. And of course, it should pair well with all your favourite Halloween treats!