Maryland Blogger: Wine Selection: Contadino Pinot Grigio from Trader Joe's

Wine Selection: Contadino Pinot Grigio from Trader Joe's

Wine Selection: Contadino Pinot Grigio from Trader Joe's


Chef Dolores prepared a seafood dinner and our wine selection was Contadino Pinot Grigio, 2016, an Italian white wine that we found at a Trader Joe's store in Virginia. This was a good selection and you may wish to give it a try if you shop at Trader Joe's.


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Comment balloon 17 commentsRoy Kelley • July 14 2018 08:22PM



 What I find amazing is the different selections at the different Trader Joe's throughout the country at the one in CA that Ron and A go to they have one of my favorite Chablis but not in our TJ's! Looks like a great selection and a lovely meal!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert 7 months ago


Thanks for telling us about it.  As Yolanda said, selections difeer at TJ's across the country.  Enjoy.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 7 months ago

There are plans to build a new Trader Joe's in Ashburn at Loudoun One, so we will probably shop there more often. Right now, the closest TJ's to us is in Reston which can be a 1 hour drive in traffic.

Posted by Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA) 7 months ago

I go to our local Trader Joe's pretty often.  I'll look for it there.  Somehow is seems like a familiar label.  Perhaps, I have had it before.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 7 months ago

Jeff Pearl 

Our Trader Joe's store in Gaithersburg does not sell wine. We have to do our wine shopping in Virginia. I think this selection was in a Richmond store.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 7 months ago

Roy, I do miss shopping at Trader Joes. Wish we had one closer. We shop at TJs when we are in Northern Virginia.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) 7 months ago

Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert  indeed Ron and Alexandra Seigel  not only do they differ in selection but in quality as well, glad this wine was palatable or should I say potable:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 7 months ago

Can't remember the last time I walked into Trader Joe's, Roy, even though  I have one no more than about 3 or 4 miles from my home and drive past it regularly. As you probably know, I don't drink wine anymore, but my husband likes pinot grigio, so I'll recommend it to him.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 7 months ago

We don't have a Trader Joe's locally, Roy.  Maybe they carry this at Total Wine.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 7 months ago

Roy, when I finally got home yesterday, threw a steak on the grill and had a wonderful cabernet that paired perfectly.  Have a great day.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 7 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 7 months ago

That sounds like a good choice to go with fish/seafood. Dolores takes very good care of you Roy.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 7 months ago

Roy, will check out your wine selection on my next stop at Trader Joe's.  Have a great week, Roy.   

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) 7 months ago

Hello Roy,  Sounds like a good bottle to check out at Trader Joes, thanks for letting us know.


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