These 9 Wines Taste Like Juice

Wine is such a fantastic alcoholic drink. It is full of flavor, and there are many options to consider. While some will have a sweet and lighter taste, others will be heavier and more full-bodied.

Some wines are more dry, and can taste fairly alcoholic. In contrast to this, other types of wine hardly taste alcoholic at all. 

There are a handful of wine types that do taste like juice, and can be a great option to consider if you are looking to try wine that is not overpowering. Alternatively, they are great options to consider if you prefer to have a fruitier tasting wine. 

In this article, we will be discussing 9 types of wine in particular that are fruity in their flavor and taste more like juice than wine. 

These 9 Wines Taste Like Juice

What Type Of Wine Tastes Like Juice?

While some types of red and rosé wine do have the potential to taste like juice, it is red wine that has the strongest juice taste, in general. This is due to the type of grapes that are used in the wine.

Red wine is created using the must (pulp) of red and black grapes. These are fairly sweet and juicy grapes, which is why the flavors come through in a handful of red wines. The fermentation process also helps with the overall flavor.

Moscato Wine

Moscato wine is a fantastic sweet wine. It can be purchased in both the rosé and white wine variety, and both are equally tasty.

It is a great option if you are looking for a celebration wine that is sweeter than champagne or prosecco. It is not too fizzy, but has plenty of fruity notes. 

This particular wine is created from Muscat grapes, which are naturally quite sweet, and are the variety used to create raisins. Some of the fruity notes that are present in this wine include nectarine, orange blossom, and sweet peach.

Certain types of Moscato can also resemble honeysuckle and pear too. 

While this wine can be drunk throughout the year, it tastes particularly great on a warm, summer’s day. It originated from the Piedmont region of Italy. The percentage of this wine is far lower in comparison to the majority of other wines.

It is typically around 5.5%, when you take this into consideration, it is easy to see why it does taste like a juice. 

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a type of red wine that is made using pinot noir red wine grapes. It is created in many areas of the world, but the most prominent regions include Burgundy, and Oregon.

In comparison to the other types of wine we have featured in this article, pinot noir is one of the driest. However, this shouldn’t put you off if you do not typically enjoy dry wines, because it does still taste of juice. The fruity flavors are prominent.

Even though it is a dryer type of red wine, it is fairly light-bodied and easy to drink. It tends to be a popular option to serve with the majority of foods, especially red meats.

Red Wine Pitcher full of fruit and ice
Although Pinot Noir tends to taste more like juice than wine, you may consider taking it further by mixing it with some fruit juice in a pitcher. Alternatively you could drop in some orange, lime or lemon slices and let it sit.

The fruity flavors include strawberries and raspberries. While the aroma is not overly fruity, the wine itself does taste like juice.


Concord is a type of wine that not everyone has heard of, but is a great option to consider. The wine was created in the town of Massachusetts in the mid 1800s. It is still a popular drink in New York State, and it does have a sweet taste.

The wine is created using Concord grapes, which interestingly are not overly sweet. While some sugar is produced in the fermented process, this is lower than other wines. This is why the vast majority of concord winemakers will add additional sugar to the wine. 

As to be expected, this causes the wine to taste significantly sweeter, and causes it to have a slightly thicker consistency on the whole. It can be likened to a syrup, but has fruity notes. This is a red wine that is not too overpowering, and is fairly easy to drink. It is quite similar to juice.


Merlot is one of the most popular types of red wine, and it is easy to see why. It is full of flavor and is particularly good to drink. While it is a red wine, it is one of the sweeter kinds, and has fruity notes of plum. Many people also describe it as having hints of chocolate in its flavor too. 

Merlot wine is created using Merlot grapes, which are dark blue in their appearance. The region of France that is well-known for creating Merlot is Bordeaux. However, in the USA, Long Island does mass produce this wine too

While it is not the sweetest wine featured in this article, it has a smooth consistency, and is fairly easy to drink. It is a great option for those looking to explore red wines for the first time, and it does resemble juice in many ways.

White Zinfandel

White Zinfandel can be purchased as a white or rosé wine, however, the rosé variety is typically more popular.

Standard Zinfandel is a red wine, but this is not as sweet as the rosé variety

Rosé wine in general is a great option to begin drinking if you are new to wine. It does resemble juice well because its flavors are not too overpowering. It is a light drink that is typically quite sweet, but can also be semi-sweet. 

White Zinfandel is produced in California’s Central Valley and features fruity notes. As it is quite easy to drink and does not taste too strong, it can be likened to fruit juice. 

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine that is greeted using green grapes. It is created in Bordeaux in France, though there are some other regions that now produce this wine. It is a fantastic white wine to consider if you are looking for a fairly light flavor. 

The wine is not too overpowering, and can be purchased both as a sweet, and as a dry wine, depending on your preferences. If you are looking for a fruitier taste that is similar to juice, the sweeter varieties are the best option to consider. 

Like a fruit juice, this type of wine is well-known for being crisp and fresh in its taste. It is not too sugary or sweet, but the fruity aromas are certainly present. 

Wine and Orange Juice with cherry and an orange wedge
A Sauvignon Blanc is already light and fruity. But if you’re not a fan of straight wine why not try it with added fruit juice.


Riesling is a popular type of wine that was created in the Rhine region of Germany. The grapes used are green, and typically are quite sweet. However, Riesling can be purchased in a dry form too. 

For the fruity and juice-like taste, you will want to purchase the sweet Riesling. This is a great wine to drink on the whole, and while it does have some fruit notes, there are floral undertones that can be detected too.

This white wine is not too expensive to purchase, and can be consumed alongside many types of food.


Lambrusco is a popular type of red wine. Interestingly, this one has a slight fizz to it. This is not overly common with red wine, but it compliments the overall flavor well.

Lambrusco can be purchased as both a dry and a sweet wine according to preference, but the sweet wine resembles juice the most. 

It is a great wine to consume during the holiday seasons, and it is not too overpowering. It is light and delicious. The only downside is that the sugar content is fairly high due to the fermentation process, but this does allow it to taste more like juice, rather than wine. 


Last, but certainly not least, we have port wine. This is slightly different to the other wines featured because it is fortified. This means that it is denser and sweeter, due to how it is created. 

A person would typically drink far less port in comparison to standard wine due to how rich it is and also the alcohol content. The content is far higher per glass. As it is a sweeter wine it is similar to juice, but it is a drink you will want to consume slowly rather than quickly. 

It was created in the Douro Valley in Portugal, and it is a popular type of wine to drink. While the majority of port is sweet, it can be purchased dry and semi-dry too. 


We hope that you have found this article useful and insightful. As you can see, there is a wide range of different wines that taste like juice. They are the perfect option if you enjoy flavorful alcohol, and wines that are not too dry and overpowering.

We have included a wide range of options in this article, to best suit a wide variety of preferences. While some of these wines taste like juice more than others, they are all fantastic options to taste and consider. 

Emma Miller