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Valerie Bertinelli Launches Bertinelli Estates Wines

What pairs well with Valerie Bertinelli’s spicy penne arrabbiata? Bertinelli Wine, of course! After hosting a Food Network cooking show and publishing two cookbooks, Valerie Bertinelli is now starting her own line of wines to pair with all of those recipes.

Valerie announced the launch of Bertinelli Estates wines yesterday on Instagram. There are four classic crowd-pleaser varietals/blends: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blend, and a Moscato.

The wines appear to be a collaboration with Sonoma Coast Vineyards. While Sonoma Coast Vineyards is a small-lot winemaker specializing in cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Bertinelli Estates will not be specific to the Sonoma Coast. Instead, all Bertinelli Estates wines are classified as California wines, meaning they can be sourced anywhere in the state of California.

While Bertinelli Estates won’t hit QVC until September 17th, the wines can be purchased on the Sonoma Coast Vineyards site in 3-bottle packs. The 2016 Moscato2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2016 Red Blend all retail at $75 for 3 bottles.

Will we see more wines from Valerie Bertinelli? Unclear, but the trademark filed for Bertinelli Estates covers both wine and alcoholic beverages, so we may see more than just wine in the future!

Update: As of September 17th, Bertinelli Estates is now available on QVC.

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3 comments

  1. The red wine blend had a very strong and odd taste with a lingering bad finish. Heavy burnt oak with a leather/tobacco taste along with a taste I couldn’t recognize. I bought the 3 bottles red set and was very surprised on the bad blend. Not a good wine. I will try some of her other wines but I hope she changes her mix on this one. Red wine is always my go to. I’m going to be giving the other two bottles of her red wine blend away. It’s not something I will ever buy again unless she improves it. I am very disappointed.

    1. Hi Karen, thanks for sharing — sorry to hear you had a bad experience with Bertinelli Estates! Hopefully the rest are better.

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