Best Wines for Valentine’s Day

by Carter Toni

Love is in the air, everywhere you look around… This is the season of love and what is a better way of celebrating than with a glass of wine, your favourite person and a 5-star meal?

Want to woo your boo with fine wine and a romantic candlelit dinner but have no idea where to start? In this article we have selected some of the best wine options for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.

Passionate Reds

Pinot Noir

A fragrant red wine like Pinot Noir is a fantastic option for a Valentine’s date night. This medium-bodied red is a strong favourite of many wine lovers and is incredibly food-friendly. A bottle of fine Pinot will go incredibly well with a classic steak, a romantic cheese board or it can be enjoyed on its own.

The best Pinot Noir wine has a complex flavour profile that includes notes of cherries, raspberries, vanilla and spices, and earthy notes of mushroom and forest fruits.


Merlot is another enchanting wine that would set the atmosphere for a romantic date night. This beautiful, dry red is perfect to pair with delicious Valentine’s day chocolate or a red velvet cake. Merlot has a lovely fruity profile with notes of plum, cherries, dark fruits and cocoa and vanilla.


Full-bodied Bordeaux reds are bold and aromatic, with tempting aromas of plums and black currant. This kind of wine has a distinct romantic character which is why it’s such a good choice for a date night with your sweetheart.

Heavenly Whites


If you want a wine suitable for a dreamy evening, Chardonnay is an outstanding choice. With flavours of apple and zesty lemons and exotic notes of papaya and pineapple, this is a subleme wine to drink while eating delicious salmon or indulging in strawberries and cream.


If you want to spice up your dinner date, a bottle of rich and spicy viognier will certainly do the trick. This divine white wine offers mouthwatering notes of apricot and ripe peaches and floral aromas of rose and honeysuckle. Perfect to set the mood for an evening of tempting delights.

Sauvignon Blanc

If the menu for your romantic Valentine’s dinner includes creamy chicken alfredo or appetising seafood, Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent wine choice. The fresh flavours of lime, green apple and exotic notes of white peach and passion fruit make for a deliciously ripe wine.

Romantic Rosé

If neither red nor white wines are to your taste, then it might be time to put on your rose-coloured glasses. A bottle of fruity rosé might be just what you need to complete your evening of romance and fine dining.

Alluring Fizz


What better way to celebrate Valentine’s day with your significant other than a glass of bubbly prosecco? This sweet, fruity fizz will be absolutely delightful with an indulgent chocolate souffle or chocolate covered strawberries.


There is nothing more exquisite than a glass of Champagne to celebrate the day of love. A glass of fine Champagne, paired with a beautiful assortment of cheeses or delicate chocolates is the definition of a romantic evening for many, so this is a foolproof way to impress the one you cherish.

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