Sometimes spending Valentine’s Day in is so much better than going out. Whipping up a romantic meal or simply baking a Valentine’s Day dessert at home is a great way to show your significant other how much you care about them. And nothing says “I love you” more than having a Latinx-owned bottle of wine on the dinner menu. We’ve lined up Latinx wine makers to steer you in the right direction when it comes to selecting the bottle of vino that will make your night one to remember. From unique blends of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon made in Baja California, Mexico to refreshing rosé of Madrigal Family Winery, these bottles will set the mood and create a moment you’ll never forget. Here are 9 Latinx-owned reds, whites, and rosés to give you some great inspo for your Valentine’s Day table.
UNO Malbec from Antigal Winery
A fresh red is always an excellent choice for a Valentine’s Day meal, and you’ll especially love this bottle from Antigal Winery – a winery that was established in Argentina dated back to 1897. Aromas of leather and black plum and notes of blackberry and cassis flavors make this an ideal pairing with your favorite meat or pasta dish.
Merlot from Ceja Vineyards
Ceja Vineyards has set the bar high for good wine, and their Merlot has made it to many wine cellars throughout the world. This bottle features aromas from dark cherry and dried cranberry to cinnamon and toasted oak. The flavors go even deeper from fresh fruit and hints of dark chocolate. Pair this merlot with a delicious steak meal.
Vino de La Catrina from Robledo Family Winery
The Vino de La Catrina is Cabernet Sauvignon includes aromas of blackcurrants, dried herbs, and leather that are perfectly balanced by vanilla, plums, tobacco, and backing spices, followed by a silky, earthy finish. We love a beautiful bottle design as well as the Catrina artwork makes it a bottle to keep and use as a vase from some roses after you’ve enjoyed the vino.
Sauvignon Blanc from Fathia Wines
Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent choice for Valentine’s Day and Fathia Wines is one of the best. This bottle’s dash of cool minerality is a great introduction for the flavors of orange blossom and honeysuckle, while the smoothness and acidity will We love a crisp sauvignon paired with a charcuterie board from some of our fave Latinx-owned brands.
Russian River Pinot Noir from Mi Sueño Winery
If you haven’t tried this Mexican take on Pinot Noir, Mi Sueño Winery is the name to try for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. The brand’s story represents the “American Dream” and this particular bottle features notes of fresh rose petals, pomegranate, and ripe red fruit, plus, subtle tones of roasted almonds. Pair this bottle with meats, risotto, or pasta.
La Vida Rosa from Madrigal Family Winery
You’ve never tasted a rosé like this. La Vida Rosa offers a sweet and fruity taste that’s perfect for people who love a sweet wine. It features aromas of strawberry and watermelon and delivers a refreshing taste that will make you feel like you’re sipping on one of the most expensive wines on the market. Pair with spicy dishes, shellfish, and fruity desserts.
2020 Mitote Red Blend from Alumbra Cellars
The 2020 Mitote Red Blend is an ode to the Indigenous people of Tepehuán people of Mexico, specifically their abuela. Made from the vines of Oregon, this bottle has a hint of smokiness and creates bold flavors with just the right amount of acidity. Pair this unique wine blend with seafood, spicy food, or soft cheeses.
Tempranillo Cabernet from Madera 5
If you’re really looking to wow your significant other, pick up a bottle of this small-production Tempranillo Cabernet. This wine has elements of red and black fruits with just the right punch of spice and leather. Since this wine is 60 percent Tempranillo and 40 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s a great pick to drink on a romantic night to remember with an equally tasty and elevated dinner.
Xolo Rosado from Xolo Vino
If you’re seeking a pink wine to remember, look no further than the fabulous wines of Xolo Vino. This vineyard lies in Ensenada, Mexico with a crisp, refreshing taste with aromas of strawberry, citrus, melon, and fresh flowers.
And here, some Valentine’s desserts from our friends at Comedera: