Uncanny Wines Top picks Underwood Wine Messina Hof Wine Tangent Wines

Uncanny Wines

I know what you’re thinking. Wine from a can? Seriously? Are we witnessing a throwback to Bartles and Jaymes Wine Coolers? No real wine drinker would drink wine from a can! Certainly, no winemaker would spend the time to make a good wine and then put it in a can where it could be guzzled like a beer. I may have been guilty of some of these thoughts myself. However, quality wine from a can exists and makes sense for both the consumer and the winemaker for a variety of reasons.

If you haven’t seen canned wines at your local wine store or grocery store yet, soon you will. Canned wines are perfect for your summertime excursion to the beach, river, pool, park or concert venues where glass isn’t allowed.  Cans also allow for great flexibility when it comes to how much wine you want to sip. If you are drinking alone, or if one person is a red drinker and the other drinks only white, or if you want different wines with different courses for dinner, then a canned wine gives you that flexibility.  A 12 oz standard can is equivalent to a half bottle of wine, or 2 generous glasses. Even better, cans are eco-friendly with a carbon footprint smaller than glass bottles and more options for recycling.  They also take up less space, are lighter, and cost less.

Of course, none of these things matter if the wine doesn’t taste good. After all, this is the reason we drink wine. We taste-tested various canned wines.  We even offered some to our tasters without telling them first that they were drinking canned wine. A small side note about drinking canned wines—we do suggest that you drink them out of a cup or GOVINO® drinkware instead of drinking directly out of the can, which does mute some of the flavors.  These are our top picks.

Alloy Wine Works Central Coast NV Chardonnay

Alloy Wine Works Central Coast Chardonnay

This nonvintage chardonnay has a rich, lovely mouthfeel with traditional Chardonnay aromas and flavors of fresh apples, lemon curd and citrus.

$26.00 per 4 pack 12 oz cans available at fieldrecordingswine.com

Tangent Winery 2016 Edna Valley Paragon Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Tangent Sauvignon Blanc Can Edna Valley Oregon Wine

A vibrant Sauvignon Blanc with grapefruit, pineapple and citrus flavors with bright acidity and minerality throughout its finish.

$48.00 per 6 pack of 12 oz cans available at tangentwines.com/

Underwood Pinot Gris

Underwood Pinot Gris Oregon

A crisp and refreshing Pinot Gris with apple, pear and citrus aromas and flavors.

Available in four packs of 12 oz cans (375 ml) for $28.00 and 24 can flats for $151.20 at unionwinecompany.com

Alloy Wine Works 2016 Central Coast Everyday Rosé

Alloy Wine Works Central Coast Everyday Rose Wine

There is truth in advertising. As the can states, this is a great everyday rosé with strawberry, citrus, floral aromas and flavors.

$30.00 per 4 pack 500ml cans available at fieldrecordingswine.com

Underwood Rosé

Underwood Rose wine Oregon

This easy-to-drink rosé has strawberry, peach and watermelon fruit flavors with some acidity.

Available in four packs of 12 oz cans for $28.00 and 24 can flats for $151.20 at unionwinecompany.com

Tangent Winery 2016 Edna Valley Paragon Vineyard Rosé

Tangent Rose Wine Edna Valley Oregon

A nontraditional blend of red and white wine grapes including Albariño, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Grenache. This rosé has ripe strawberry, apple, tropical fruit and melon fruit flavors with good acidity coming from the blended white wine varietals.

$48.00 per 6 pack of 12 oz cans available at tangentwines.com/

Messina Hoff Dry Style Rosé

Messina Hoff Dry Style Rose Texas Wine

Made from 100% Grenache grapes this Texas dry style rosé is a real crowd-pleaser. This is a beautiful wine, both to look at and to taste. It combines deliciously balanced fruit full of strawberries, red fruit, orange zest and a refreshing line of acidity.

$20.00 per 4 pack of 250ml (8.5 oz) cans available at messinahof.com

Alloy Wine Works Central Coast Pinot Noir

Alloy Wine Works Pinot Noir Central Coast Wine

A nonvintage Pinot Noir from California's Central Coast is fruit forward showcasing bright cherry fruit with a touch of spice.

$26.00 per 4 pack 12 oz cans available at fieldrecordingswine.com


Antipasto 2017 Paso Robles Sangiovese

Antipasto Sangiovese Paso Robles CA wine


A young fruit forward Sangiovese with almost no tannins or detectable oak. Similar to Beaujolais, this wine is made by carbonic-maceration leading to its candied red cherry and cranberry flavors.


Price $26.00/ per 4 pack of 12oz cans available at fieldrecordingswine.com

The Family Coppola Sofia Sparkling

Sofia Blanc de Blancs California Sparkling Wine Coppola Family

One of the pioneers of canned wines, Francis Coppola's Sofia Blanc de Blancs California is an off dry sparkling wine with pear, apple, citrus, honey, peach, and tropical fruit flavors from the blend of Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Muscat grapes.

$20.00 per 4 pack 187 ml cans available at thefamilycoppola.com

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