Editors' ChoiceApril 10, 2019

Best Wine

Whether you prefer bold reds or crisp whites, there’s a wine with a golfer’s name on it. From Jack Nicklaus to Greg Norman to Ernie Els, many of the game’s all-time best players have teamed up with vineyards all over the world to produce quality wines. And you don’t have to take our word for it. Even famous critics such as Robert Parker and James Suckling have given their approval to many of the bottles that made our list. And just like the players’ golf swings, there is plenty of diversity. Varietals include cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, chenin blanc and sauvignon blanc. There are even some well-made blended reds on the list. Not every wine associated with a professional golfer is a hit, so our list is only a small fraction of what’s available. These were just the best based on quality and price. The ones we selected range from $10 to $75 per bottle and are worth uncorking after a big tournament or a casual round. Keep in mind that some bottles might be harder to find than others—particularly the older vintages—but if there’s another year in stock from the same winery, it’s probably worth a glass. There’s no harm in trying them all—that’s our motto.

Big Easy Ernie Els (chenin blanc) 2016, $17
BUY NOW


David Frost (cabernet blanc), 2016, $14
More info at frostwine.com


David Frost (shiraz) 2015, $13
More info at frostwine.com


Ernie Els Signature Red (blended) 2013, $75
BUY NOW


Ernie Els Proprietor’s Blend (blended red) 2015, $43
BUY NOW


The Goose Expression (blended red) 2008, $30
More info at thegoosewines.com


The Goose (cabernet sauvignon) 2016, $18
More info at thegoosewines.com


The Goose (sauvignon blanc) 2014, $19
More info at thegoosewines.com


Greg Norman Estates Santa Barbara County (pinot noir) 2016, $15
More info at gregnormanestateswine.com
BUY NOW


Greg Norman Shark Red (blended red) 2014, $20
More info at gregnormanestateswine.com


Jack Nicklaus Private Reserve (blended red) 2010, $40
BUY NOW


Jack Nicklaus (cabernet sauvignon) 2010, $40
BUY NOW


Luke Donald Collection (viognier) 2012, $10 __MORE INFO


WATCH: GOLF DIGEST VIDEOS

Sign up for Golf Digest All Access today