Alternative Wines

Have a favorite wine but curious to try something that is similar?

Follow our guide to help you explore some alternative options.

The same varieties can vary greatly depending where they are own and made. Take a Cabernet Sauvignon from California and compare it to one made in Chile. The two wines will taste very different. This is because each wine is influenced by the land where the grapes are grown and the style of winemaking. So you might love a Cali Cab, but not a Chilean one.

We've put together a guide to help you find some new wines that might be comparable in style to what you love.


Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Bougogne Blanc, Trebbiano Toscano, Gavi di Gavi, Vermentino, Vidiano, White Rioja

Pinot Grigio

Pecorino, Soave, Falanghina, Albariño, Ribolla Gialla, Arneis, Vernaccia, Assyrtiko

Pinot Noir

Pinot Meuinier, Barbera, Valpolicella/Corvina, Beaujolais/Gamay, Bourgogne Rough, Cinsault, Agiortiko, Pais

Cabernet Sauvignon

Bordeaux, Super Tuscans, Primitivo/Zinfandel, Chianti Classico, Amarone, Nero d'Avola, Cabernet Franc, Chateuneuf de Pape, Touriga Nacional, Malbec/Cabernet blends Aglianico, Carmenere, Lagrein, Xinomavro, Brunello di Montalcino


 Muscat, Melon de Bourgogne, Gewurtraminer, Moschofilero, Chenin Blanc with higher residual sugar, Gruner Veltliner, Malvasia


Chateauneuf de Pape, Loire Cabernet Franc, South African Shiraz, Australian reds, Dolcetto, Bonarda, Grenache, Canary Island reds, Rhone reds, Pinotage, Petit Syrah, Monastrell, Carmenere, Cannonou


Franciacorta, Cava, Trentodoc, Jura, any wine made by Traditional Method.


 "I like sweet/sweeter"

Moscato d'Asti, Chenin Blanc (depending on residual sugar), Riesling (depending on residual sugar), Prosecco, Valpolicella Ripasso, Abruzzo, Montepulciano, Zinfandel/Primitivo
"I like tannins but maybe not heavy like a Cab"

Chianti, Rioja, Tempranillo, Grenache, Grignolino, Barolo/Barbaresco

"I don't typically like white wines....."
Orange wines and roses with long skin contact, aromatic whites like moschofilero
"I'm new to wine"
Pinot noir, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Barbera d'Asti, orange wines