There’s nothing quite like surrounding yourself with friends, dimming the lights, and watching the latest and greatest hair-raising Halloween flicks. With the spookiest night of the year just days away, the only thing missing are fang-tastic wines that are scarily delicious. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with some of our favorite wine and Halloween movies pairings for a howlin' good time. Read on, if you dare!
It'll be hard for you to stay silent, like Lee Abbott and his wife Evelyn, while you're sipping on this rich, plump red wine. To protect their family, the Abbott's live in silence after most of Earth’s population has been killed off by mysterious creatures that hunt humans based on sound. With notes of cocoa, baking spice, and dried herbs balanced with soft acidity, you’ll find yourself in trouble as you moan in delight!
A dark spin on the fairy tale, siblings Hansel and Gretel are formidable professional witch hunters who stumble onto a case that could hold the key to their past. Likewise, Aha Wines differ from the typical American wines, producing delicious, easy, characterful, and deeply flavorful wines that are finely structured and low in alcohol. This results in hauntingly delicious wines like Bebame 2015, with notes of ripe red berries, fresh picked herbs, subtle spice, and a label reminiscent of another chilling children's classic.
A singing plant. A daring hero. A sweet girl. A demented dentist. One of the most outrageous musical-horror comedies that could only be paired with an equally striking wine. Don’t let the label fool you, this blend of 85% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon has enchanting aromas of red fruits, anise, and warm spice. The palate is full, soft, and just grippy enough to cling to your favorite Halloween treats.
Let the festivities begin with this delicious white wine and a terrifying film that’s dressed up in beautiful colors. When a couple decides to go to a pagan festival in Sweden, things don’t end up going exactly as planned as the festival’s true colors come to life. Enjoy alongside this refreshing and fruity wine with notes of citrus, preach, and white flowers. Pazo das Bruxas is named after old Galician country houses where witches were said to conjure spirits through magic and dance.
A pair of classics! A Halloween classic movie, Scream features the ghost-faced killer who kills teens in a small town. A girl and her friends set out to find him, but not everyone survives. Blaufrankisch is also a classic -- Austria’s most beloved grape. Markus Altenburger produces this fresh, snappy red with notes of black and morello cherry, ginger spice, and punchy minerality.
This campy musical-slash-horror-film chronicles the wild, eccentric events of a couple stranded in a castle overnight. A must watch year after year alongside this essential Californian red blend that is deep purple in color, richly textured and complex. With notes of black and red bramble fruits and extremely well integrated oak, this wine will continually sing alongside this Halloween musical everytime.
BONUS DOUBLE FEATURE:
Gather your coven! This double feature deserves double the amount of wine. Hocus Pocus 2 takes place 29 years after the original Hocus Pocus, so it makes sense to taste two lush reds from different years. Fittipaldi Bolgheri Rosso 2018 is a super-Tuscan blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec made by a selection of enchanting sisters! Luxurious and soft, the wine offers notes of cherry, cassis, dried herbs, and baking spices. Valravn Pinot Noir 2020 is a lush, plush taste of Sonoma County, with notes of black cherry cola, juicy strawberry, and cedar. Featuring a crowned black raven on the label, this wine is so good it's terrifying.