Best Lidl wines: 10 of best budget wines you can buy at Lidl

An impressive selection of budget wines from Lidl. These award-winning wines include rose, white, red and fizz...

A selection of the best Lidl wine available to buy in store

Red, white, rose, or fizz, here are the best Lidl wine for 2022 including 5-star rated bottles and award winners.

Those seeking some of the best cheap wines (opens in new tab) on the market need not travel the world these days. With incredible 5-star rated reds and gold-medal winning whites all available to buy down your local Lidl wine aisle at under £10 a bottle.

The budget supermarket has been rivaling the best Aldi wines (opens in new tab) in recent years, taking home several medals from prestigious wine competitions such as the International Wine & Spirit Competition and the International Wine Challenge. And its success hasn't stopped there, with its new partnership with Master of Wine Richard Brampfield no doubt helping it to secure Wotwine's supermarket wine retailer of the year 2020.

"Look out for bottles of wine with reputable awards, such as the International Wine Challenge and the Decanter World Wine Awards," says Melanie Leyshon, a WSET-qualified wine writer. "It’s also worth looking for on-shelf barkers at supermarkets and wine merchants for scores and comments from wine experts from the national newspapers, wine consultants such as Tim Atkins and Oz Clarke, and expert TV wine presenters such as Olly Smith and Raul Diaz."

Best Lidl wines 2022

a bottle of Barolo lidl wine

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1. Barolo DOCG

This famous Italian red wine, made from the Nebbiolo grape, is firm and deliciously dry with a long, savoury finish. Taste-testers at the 2021 Independent Wine and Spirits Challenge (opens in new tab) (IWSC) were so bowled over by this Barolo that they gave it a rare gold medal. And Lidl's own independent Master of Wine Richard Bampfield gave it a 'very good' 88 points.

Whilst reviewers agree that this wine is "great value" and "excellent for the price" at £12.99. Quicker than buying alcohol online (opens in new tab), we recommend scouring your local Lidl to find this beauty that goes excellently with slow roast lamb (opens in new tab), steak, or pepperoni.

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Saint Emilion Grand Cru lidl wine

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2. Saint Emilion Grand Cru

Also scooping up an impressive silver medal at this year's IWSC awards was this beautiful bottle of Saint Emilion. One of the most popular of Bordeaux's wine regions, the words Grand Cru indicate this wine has passed a special tasting panel.

"For the money brilliant. Put it in a decanter, add a little splash of port and pretend it's premier grand cru. (you really could do this and people would believe you)," said one happy Lidl customer. Dry, firm, and plummy with a note of oak, this wine pairs perfectly with a beef Wellington (opens in new tab).

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sparkling sauvignon blanc wine from Lidl

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3. Winemaker's Selection Marlborough Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

Another stand-out tipple in Lidl's Winemaker's Selection range is this sparkling Sauvignon Blanc. Reviewers love the floral aromas typical of a Marlborough Sauvignon teamed with some refreshing bubbles.

One happy shopper commented; "Flipping brilliant, nicer than some £30 bottles of English sparkling." Available at just £8.99 it's a steal for a bottle, especially when it took home a bronze at the IWSC in 2020.

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Barossa Valley Shiraz Lidl wine

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4. Winemaker's Selection Barossa Valley Shiraz

This Shiraz, bursting with bold Aussie flavours from the Barossa Valley, north of Adelaide, turned heads at the IWSC in 2020, receiving a well-earnt silver gong. It's ripe yet bold, savoury and concentrated, and delicious with barbecued meat or a classic pulled pork (opens in new tab) dinner.

The Cambridge Wine Blogger was full of praise for this particular bottle, hilariously comparing it to actor "Bruce Willis in a blood-soaked, sweat-stained muscle vest," before adding: "Thoroughly enjoyable - improves with aeration and will age further."

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Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc bottle

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5. Winemaker's Selection Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc

The final one from Lidl's impressive Winemaker's Selection range is this sumptuous Sauvignon Blanc from the Awatere Valley, Marlborough (which is acknowledged as one of the best-known places in New Zealand to grow Sauvignon).

It's dry and aromatic with an intense flavour, including a lovely aftertaste of asparagus. Wine critic John Wilson of the Irish Times (opens in new tab), says this particular bottle is great value for money. "A good aperitif, it will also go well with fresh goat’s cheese and all sorts of lighter summery salads," he adds. 

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Pinot Grigio delle Venezie- Blush

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6. Pinot Grigio delle Venezie - Blush

Rosé drinkers will love this Pinot Grigio blush, a low calorie wine (opens in new tab) that's a bargain at £4.29 a bottle. Packed full of delicate strawberry aromas, it's ideal for those craving a light, clean glass of wine to complement a grilled caesar salad in summer. A favourite Lidl wine.

The recipient of an International Wine Challenge (opens in new tab) commendation in 2018, one reviewer classed this as "a decent and refreshing rosé, which I honestly didn't expect."

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a bottle of Gavi DOCG on sale at Lidl

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7. Gavi DOCG

Dry, easy-drinking, and incredibly moreish, this Gavi deservedly picked up a silver medal at Decanter's 2017 world wine awards AND a commendation at the IWC in 2018.

One reviewer said: "Another great find from Lidl. Green apple, lemon, and a mild acidity in this make this a nice bottle to have either on its own or with food."

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a bottle of Hachón Ribera del Duero

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8. Hachón Ribera del Duero

This Hachón Ribera del Duero is a great example of one of Spain's top red wines. Expect a perfect harmony of polished oak and dark fruits that coat the palate nicely. "I must say I was pleasantly surprised at the quality even with it being at the top end of Lidl’s range of wines at £8.99," says Dave Cronin at Vino Views (opens in new tab).

Whilst Master of Wine Richard Brampfield's scored this bottle an 'outstanding' 93 points (the highest on the site FYI) 

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Pillitteri Vidal Icewine - one of Lidl's dessert wines

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9. Pillitteri Vidal Icewine

This Canadian dessert wine has a cult reputation in the wine world and is available at Lidl for only £13.99 a bottle. The Icewine with its notes of mango, orange peel, and baked apple, secured the Big Gold Berlin Wine Trophy in 2020 (opens in new tab).

And Mr. Brampfield gave it an 'outstanding' 892 points on his most recent inspection. Enjoy a tipple after tea or savour during the winter festivities, with this complementing a Christmas pudding (opens in new tab), trifle, or blue cheese.

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a bottle of Crémant de Loire BRUT

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10. Crémant de Loire Brut

The final of our best Lidl wine, made using the exact same method as Champagne. Crémant de Loire is hugely popular in the bars and restaurants of Paris. Though it can be yours to enjoy at home. A great price too - thanks to Lidl's amazing £8.50 price tag. 

One reviewer said that this was "a great finding" and an "amazing pick for value" praising its "creamy bubbles, with apples, pear, and butterscotch on the palate with a medium lingering aftertaste."

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