linuxdave — September 20, 2005, 8:28 pm

Foxhorn White Zinfandel

FoxHorn White Zinfandel

$3.00. That is the value my local market placed upon this beautiful bottle of wine. Let it be known that this is the cheapest wine reviewed to date.

Yeah, I know: I need to review Two-buck Chuck.
In time. I can’t be drinking the swill every night.

Not bad. Artificial cork, beautiful bottle as I mentioned. A nice color, and for a white zin, it wasn’t horrible. White zin is something I almost never have on hand, and rarely order while dining out. I usually drink it when it is mistakingly brought to me after ordering a Zinfandel.

Fruity, light, sweet and crisp, drink Foxhorn White Zin at a very cool temperature, and with a girl!

Rating: 6
Price: $3.00. You have enough change in your couch for this one!


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  1. Comment by Joel @ May 4, 2009, 9:10 am

    My wife and I buy the Chardonnay by the case. Drink a glass or two every night. Love it.

  2. Comment by kevin @ May 12, 2009, 5:47 pm

    try the pinot! it is pretty good sip. Compared to others in that price range it will surprise you.

  3. Comment by JHot @ June 18, 2009, 11:24 pm

    First tried Foxhorn Chardonnay about a year ago. I loved it. Decided to switch it up for this summer of 09′ with the White Zinfandel. Very refreshing. And in about 40 mins I will be opening the bottle to my left. (Foxhorn White Zinfandel) Peaceeee.

  4. Comment by Stacy @ July 2, 2009, 6:06 pm

    My husband and friends LOVE FOXHORN!!!! They are the best for the price and we cannot get enough! We actually get angry when oiur local store is out. Never had chunks in my wine before, perhaps she was delusional from too much wine. anyway, the best wine ever! Buy it all the time for ourselves and company.

  5. Comment by jim @ July 6, 2009, 8:47 pm

    I’m sipping a glass of Foxhorn Merlot as I type this and while my chicken is cooking. For a $3 bottle of wine, it’s just fine. Nothing special or memorable, and a little weak, but there’s nothing objectionable at all about the taste–no bitterness or vinegary taste. Nice and fruity. I refuse to wash down a two dollar meal with a ten dollar bottle of wine, so I’m very pleased.

  6. Comment by Christine @ July 26, 2009, 6:31 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE me some foxhorn….like so many have said from the adorable little fox on the bottle to the budget friendly price…foxhorn has gotten me through many a school paper, issue, day etc…

  7. Comment by Cheri @ September 21, 2009, 9:21 pm

    i purchase this at CVS when the ABC store closes at nine, and i cant get to a bar. the white zin is pretty good if u have $4 and a desire to get a little woozy. not bad at all.

    now, i have had chunks in wine…it was always a merlot though, and had been sitting for QUITE a while. im not a red drinker though. i taste it, but prefer to cook with it.

  8. Comment by Mary @ October 17, 2009, 7:56 pm

    My husband and I just bought this while we were on a trip and just bought one bottle of Merlot. We are very, very sorry we didn’t buy more. We loved it. My husband is going to that area again in another month and said he is going to try and buy a case. We have had a lot more expensive wines and this wine is comparable to them. I agree with Jeff, Marie and Margaret must be from the competition.

  9. Comment by Michelle @ November 23, 2009, 10:30 pm

    I accidently purchased Foxhorn because of the price to fill up my wine shelf and finally took the bottle down because I invited my neighbor over for a glass of wine. Well I realized she didn’t care for the taste of red wine (which I usually drink), so I opened up the bottle of Foxhorn Chardonnay. I put the rest of it into the refrigerator. A few days later, I decided to have a glass just to taste and it tasted amazing!!! I could not believe that I had this great tasting wine in my house for almost two years and never tried it. So guess what I did? Went out and bought more… Thanks for keeping it affordable Foxhorn…:-)

  10. Comment by Dan @ December 12, 2009, 11:54 pm

    You reviewed 2 buck Chuck and Crane lake as if they are different wines but they are from the same winery Bronco Wineries of California.

  11. Comment by Bjorn @ December 13, 2009, 5:36 am

    I love trying new wines & recently I discovered Foxhorn Vineyards of Australia. Saturday I made veggie bow-tie pasta served with a Mediterranean white bean, spinach, onions, olive oil, garlic, wine, & pinen-nut dish. The Foxhorn semi-fruity Chardonnay was perfect with it.

    The Merlot is simply divine, I wish my local stores stocked all the Foxhorn varieties. Don’t be alarmed by the affordable price, the taste is smooth, delightful, & the best wine bargain on the planet…for how much longer who can say? Enjoy it now, you won’t be sorry. Incidentally I’ve been in the restaurant business a long time & have such discriminating tastes I was bloody astonished by the excellence of Foxhorn wines.

  12. Comment by zafa @ December 18, 2009, 9:16 pm

    I love you Foxhorn!

  13. Comment by Josh @ January 18, 2010, 9:56 pm

    I tried the Foxhorn Merlot (1.5 liter with screwtop for 6 bucks at Publix) and was pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t great by any means, but I’ve had much worse wine at a much higher price. The screwtop was nice, too, because I was able to drink a glass or two every other night or so for around a week. I’ll be buying more for sure.

  14. Comment by Sue @ February 18, 2010, 12:33 am

    I bought the Foxhorn Cabernet tonight because they were out of my favorite and it was cheap. I just came one here to see what other people said and to make sure it wasn’t rancid. Luckily several people confirmed the rancid, foul taste of the stuff. It smells like rubbing alcohol….I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to die from it.

  15. Comment by Slicker @ April 2, 2010, 8:56 pm

    I am laughing my a$$ off reading these reviews, slowly getting drunk on Foxhorn Chard from my grocery store. It’s not bad! I only paid 2 bucks. These reviews are bustin my gut.

  16. Comment by Pam @ April 6, 2010, 2:23 pm

    Foxhorn Merlot is just wonderful. I’ve never gotten a bad bottle and I was just crazy about the cork situation before they changed to the screw top. That really made it quite convenient and easy. I’ve been a fan for at least 7 years and find everything about it to be just right….especially the price! What a value! Even my husband who normally wouldn’t think of drinking such a cheap wine likes it very much. It must be very popular in my area because I find that my favorite store is sold out of the Merlot quite often. Word has gotten out!

  17. Comment by mILTON kUPFERER @ May 15, 2010, 10:57 am


  18. Comment by jim @ November 3, 2010, 1:50 pm

    I’ve just tried the Cab-sav here in Philly for $7, and was pleasantly surprised. Always looking for the drinkable cheapie and they can be hard to find.
    No nasty sour or bitter taste and even has a bit of deliciousness in the aftertaste. My guess is that Foxhorn is a “trader joe’s” of wine – shop around for bargain surplus Oz wines, and blend them skillfully for good taste. This wine “fell through the cracks” of the wine industry.

  19. Comment by Claire @ January 12, 2011, 5:27 pm

    I love that more wines are coming with screw tops, I’ve always hated corks and trying to re-cork and wine stoppers not fitting, so screw tops are keen to me and all the large bottles of Foxhorn come in screw tops.
    I have had the Foxhorn white wines and they are all fantastic, the white zinfandel is the best out of all them. I did not like the merlot, there are better screw top merlots you can get it might be worth the extra buck or two.

  20. Comment by Mary Ellen @ April 16, 2011, 7:03 pm

    Thanks for this terrific website!! I just saw the 150 ML bottles 3 for $10. at a local discounter. Didn’t have any frame of reference, so I passed. After reading these reviews, I’m going back tomorrow for $20 worth!

  21. Comment by Steve @ June 16, 2011, 7:56 pm

    Foghorn cab. 9.99 for a mighty big bottle. Good James May of Topgear would love it.

  22. Comment by Raelynnn @ June 22, 2011, 7:37 pm

    Just a poor college student who is new to drinking wine. 7.49 for a bottle of white zin and some fresh strawberries is all i need after a long day of work or studying 🙂

  23. Comment by Wendy @ January 20, 2012, 5:37 pm

    I totaled the negative vs the positive. The positive is the definitely the winner! What the average person thinks and tastes is what matters to me; not interested in what the wine snobs think. I’m going to check Foxhorn out and get back with my review. Thanks for your site…very helpful.

  24. Comment by Shawn @ February 21, 2012, 4:14 pm

    I adore this wine. I have used the Chard and the Cab many time for cooking and then proceeded to finish the bottle while eating! It’s great and for the price you cannot beat it!

  25. Comment by Beck @ March 7, 2012, 1:47 am

    Well, I have only recently discovered Foxhorn’s Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio – per the sticker it has a rating of 87, which is rather good, and I agree. It is way easier (too easy) to drink than a pure chardonnay, and I have purchased the 1.5L bottle at $6.99-9.49. And have NO complaints re the price/value ratio. After reading the previous comments I may try a red, which are my typical favorites, if I can find one around here. Perhaps the winery outsources some stock if low and that is the cause of the rarer negative comments (considering we are commenting on an inexpensive wine this should be taken into consideration). AND I need to say, eh? re the following post: “I bought the Sauvignon Blanc, only because I couldn’t find the brand that I usually get. It tasted HORRIBLE!!!! Kinda tastes like the fake cork that I screwed off of it! (Which, by the way, is sacrilege in itself; wine bottles should never have screw-off tops!) I imagine this is what toilet water would taste like….” I have no experience with the Foxhorn sav blanc, and I realize the post is slightly dated, but the absolute best sav blancs in the WORLD come from New Zealand, and ALL of them have screw tops! I thought that law (it is such) was instituted before 2008, but perhaps not…the wine will wreck the memory no doubt.

  26. Comment by ALEXANDRE PESSOA @ July 5, 2012, 3:38 pm


  27. Comment by elizabeth sevilla @ May 3, 2013, 5:25 pm

    I love the Fox Horn Merlot found it at xmas but cannot find it anymore. where can I find it here in the Antelope Valley, CA

  28. Comment by moose indian @ October 25, 2013, 7:35 pm

    some of these people are #$%^ing crazy. Foxhorn merlot barely tastes better than md 2020 grape. Strait up vinegar swill. want cheap wine to sip, but the walmart brand at half the price. defending it is either finding shelter in ignorance of wine, or admittance in one’s love for the taste of urine.

  29. Comment by Gail Johnson @ September 20, 2015, 6:23 pm

    I really like the Foxhorn Chardonnay and secondly the Chard/Pinot Grigio blend. It’s the perfect balance between dry and sweet and just tastes good. The price is good. I’ve had much pricier wines that have higher ratings but to me just do not taste as good.
    But then, I’ve been told I have plebeian tastes.

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