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Top Rated Fruit Wines

Raspberries on the vine

Most wines are made from commonly cultivated grape varietals like Chardonnay and Merlot, but the process used to make them can be applied to almost anything, from dates and raspberries to peaches and apples. The process of fermenting such fruits is quite different from adding them to a grape or grain spirit, as is done with many liqueurs and flavored spirits. These are the best fruit wines we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.

 

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The 160-acre apple ranch is home to organic Indigeny Reserve Hard Cider

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Indigeny Reserve Hard Cider

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree or shall we say the orchard. Made with sustainably farmed fruit, chill yourself a bottle for the refreshing taste of this organic, gluten-free cider.

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La Face Cachée de la Pomme
2003 Neige Apple Ice Wine
Quebec, Canada
15/20
$30 (375 ml)

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Distillerie Artisanale Cazottes
Liqueur de Prunelle
South West France
13.5/20
$N/A (500 ml)

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Jinro
Bok Bun Ja
South Korea
13.5/20 Resembling port, this strong raspberry wine is sweet and richly-flavored, with hints of ginseng.
$8 (375 ml)

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Rimon Winery
2005 Pomegranate Dessert Wine
Galilee Mountains, Israel
13.5/20

$38

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Bashore & Stoudt Country Winery
Red Raspberry
Berks County, Pennsylvania
13/20

$14

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Subarashii Kudamono
Asian Pear Wine
Pennsylvania
13/20

$15

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Bashore & Stoudt Country Winery
Shiro Plum
Berks County, Pennsylvania
12.5/20

$11

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Ste Chapelle
Soft Huckleberry
Snake River Valley, Idaho
12.5/20

$9

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Saint James Spirits
Raspberry Regale
Russian River Valley, CA
12/20

$12

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Crimson & Scarlett's Vineyards
Peach Wine
Dawsonville, Georgia
12/20
$13


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