Let’s be honest here: we know we’re not supposed to judge a book by its title or cover, but the average wine drinker can’t help but do it anyway. And in the case of buying a new wine, I can’t help but check out the label designs and names of bottles that pique my curiosity. I’m as guilty as anyone else.

The bottom line is even if you’re looking for a new Merlot, but the wine company name and packaging doesn’t speak to you, it’s too easy to overlook with all the options at a bottle shop. Don’t let this branding faux pas happen to your company and hold you back!

If you’re already confident with your wine’s design and taste but need help with your wine company name, we’ve got you covered. Below are wine company name ideas you can use that are sure to turn heads and capture people’s attention so they consider sampling your bottle.

Wine Company Name Ideas

wine company

What will you name your wine company?

Wine company names may sound classy and elegant or modern and chic. The name should also match how your wine tastes like to the palate which is smooth, full-bodied, or light, with a well-balanced flavor. The names listed below are just some of the few classic names that may interest you.

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  • Stellar
  • The Rich Vine
  • Fine Wines
  • The Grape Collective
  • High Spirits
  • Senses
  • The Finest Bottles
  • The Wine Club
  • Spiral Galaxy
  • Atlantis Wines
  • Rugged Mountains
  • Prairie Harvest
  • Idaho Wine Company
  • The Cheeky Wine Co.
  • Summer Wine Time
  • Sunset Lake
  • The Yellow Wine Glass
  • Beyond Wines
  • Bottled Paradise
  • Organic Vineyards
  • East Coast Grape Pickers
  • Precious Harvest
  • Vintage Blends
  • Artisan Reds
  • Cali Wine Group
  • After Hours
  • Full Moon
  • The Royal Goblet
  • From The Vineyard
  • Grape Stomper Wines
  • Mon Amour
  • The Wine Lab
  • The Wine Experiment
  • Pour Up
  • The Sommelier’s Picks
  • Subtle Elegance

Winery & Vineyard Name Ideas

vineyard sunset

Sunset at a vineyard.

A winery is a place where wines are made while a vineyard is a place where grapes are produced and harvested to be sent to wineries. Often, these two areas are located in the same place. Some vineyards are even rented out for wedding receptions. Wineries and vineyards are also considered tourist attractions wherein there are tours, classes, and wine tastings, which will lead customers to buying a bottle of your wine or becoming a member by the end of the tour. If you’re starting a winery or a vineyard, here are some suggestions:

  • Through The Grapevine
  • The Rich Vineyard
  • Handpicked
  • The Vintage Winery
  • The Wine Express
  • The Full Body Vineyard
  • Fresh Picks
  • Paradise Winery
  • All Things Grape
  • Rich Soil
  • Rustic Sunsets
  • The Wine Estate
  • Homegrown Wines
  • The Wine Gardens
  • Ruby Cellars
  • The Golden Winery
  • The Summer Palace
  • The Prestige Cellars
  • The Family Winery
  • Craft Wines and More
  • Planting Wines
  • The Red Estates
  • The Modern Vineyard

Funny Wine Name Ideas

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Photos showing wine production.

Top selling wines don’t need to be high-brow these days. There are many witty names for alcoholic beverages and wine companies have picked up on this trend too. Funny wine names can capture people’s attention and generate free press for a company in the early days. Here are some funny wine name ideas you can try.

  • Wine of Mine
  • To Wine For
  • Wine O’clock
  • The Grape Escape
  • Wine Buzz
  • Buzzed Afternoon
  • Midnight Cap
  • Bewitched
  • Soul Soothers
  • The Red Drink
  • Mirage
  • Parched No More
  • Dusk Till Dawn
  • Up and Out
  • Saturday Night
  • Chuckling Cheers!
  • Romance
  • Sweet Dreams
  • Head Rush
  • Lullaby
  • Fairy Lights
  • Oasis
  • Sun and Moon
  • Panty Droppers Wine Co.

Wine Shop Name Ideas


Winery photos.

If you’re opening a neighborhood wine shop then you need a name that will be inviting to the local community. Your shop may also include wine accessories such as glasses, wine decanters and aerators, and corkscrews. If you plan to operate in a large wine producing area be sure to include inventory from local sources. Here are some wine shop name suggestions below:

  • The Secret Place
  • The Fruit Nook
  • The Wine Emporium
  • Just Wines
  • Wines Etc.
  • The Wine Portal
  • Red and White
  • Of Wines and Champagnes
  • The House of Reds
  • The Wine Center
  • Project Grape
  • Walk-In Chiller
  • Vino Near You
  • First Love
  • Bartender’s Choice
  • The Ice Bucket
  • Neighborhood Reds
  • The True Grape
  • Drinks For Keeps
  • Anything Wine
  • The Wine Gallery
  • Chill
  • Curated Local Wines
  • The Local Vineyard
  • The Local Grape

Red Wine Name Ideas

A red wine tasting.

Red wines are known as the best pair for meals that consist of meat and other bold flavorful dishes. It’s also the most popular choice since they’re made with black or red grapes. A glass of red wine in moderation is known to decrease cholesterol levels and promote a healthy heart. The names below are best suited for that perfectly aged fine bottle of red wine.

  • Bottled Vintage
  • Red Elixir
  • Hypnosis
  • Spellbound
  • Adrenaline
  • Miss Red
  • The Noble Drink
  • Red Dress
  • Happy Time
  • The Treasured Grape
  • Paramour
  • Interlude
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Focus
  • Fancy Red
  • 21+
  • Sunrise
  • Awake
  • Love Song
  • Cosmos
  • Good Night
  • Obsession

White Wine Name Ideas

Where red wines are best paired with meats, white wines are perfect for fish and chicken. White is also customarily enjoyed during the warmer summer months in the United States. Here are a few white wine name ideas you can use.

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  • Divine
  • Ice Breaker
  • Moonlight Serenade
  • Taste
  • Winter Nights
  • Cloud 9
  • Lady Luck
  • Sea Breeze
  • Sweet Lies
  • Playtime
  • Razzle Dazzle
  • Rumor
  • Muse
  • Eve
  • White Bliss
  • White Lies
  • Secrets
  • Fancy
  • Hush
  • White Lights
  • Dear You
  • Déjà Vu

Winery Tasting Room Name Ideas

Winery tasting rooms are a great way for people to learn about the different flavors that wines bring. This place is also where you can sample the newest set of wines the store has to offer and meet like mind drinkers. Some wineries provide treats to pair with the drink, making winery tasting rooms a place for people to hang out after work hours as well.

  • The Winery
  • The Wine Collection
  • Casanova
  • Happy Hour
  • The Wine Cellar
  • Sip
  • Vines To Wines
  • Decant Yourself
  • Sunset Kisses
  • The Basement
  • The Wine Analysis
  • The Sampling Room
  • The Crystal Palace
  • V.I.P. Hall
  • Wine and Dine
  • Hole In The Wall
  • Behind Closed Doors
  • Sensory Trip
  • Flavors
  • The Wine Refuge
  • Inner Sanctum
  • Appetizers

The Story of Your Wine

wine story

What’s the story of your vino?

If you didn’t find anything you liked from the list above, no worries. One of the best ways to identify a distinct wine brand is to craft the story of your wine. After all, people connect with stories. And a compelling brand story can lead you to an obvious choice without all the brain storming.

But you might be wondering… How can I come up with a story about my wine? One example that I really like is from a winery nearby my home called Dude DeWalt Cellars. “Dude” DeWalt was a sheep herder in 1930s Idaho that was brutally murdered after a long-day tending his flock. Each bottle of wine shares the story of the Dude on the back of the label and its extremely memorable.

You’ll notice that these cellars didn’t need to come up with anything original. They simply looked back into the history of their local area and built a connection with the brand. You can use the same approach for naming your own winery in the following ways:

  • Landmarks – Tie your brand name and story into a local landmark.
  • People – Are there any famous people that were brought up near your winery? You can use their story and name as inspiration.
  • Your personal story – Sometimes the simplest stories are the most relatable. If you share why and how you were inspired to start a wine company that’s a good approach too.

Most people that sample your wines won’t aficionados. Most casual wine drinkers aren’t snooty or high brow at all, contrary to what you might think. There is a complexity to it that interests a certain group of people. Some of the biggest wine producers in the world cater to the casual wine drinker.

With the names listed above and with a properly written business plan, your wine company is well positioned to succeed in good times and bad. Don’t forget to sign up for our Food Business Startup Kit to get in-depth interviews with winery founders.

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