Wine and romance go hand in hand. Great wine is complex, emotional and a bit mysterious. It encourages you to connect with it on a visceral level. With Valentine’s day right around the corner you may be hoping to surprise your significant other with something truly spectacular. We caught up with some wine experts and asked them to weigh in with their picks for the most romantic wines.

6. Daniel Johnnes

(@lapauleenyc @danieljohnnes)

Founder of La Paulée de New York™ and Wine Director of Chef Daniel Boulud’s DINEX Group

“Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses – the name alone evokes romance but the aromas of wines from this vineyard can inspire real passion!”

5. Lorenzo Ruggeri


Editor of Gambero Rosso Wine Travel Food

“A magnum of Champagne.”

4. William Rohlfing

(@SorellinaBoston) (@RohlfingWilliam)

Assistant General Manager and Beverage Director at Sorellina

“I have had a visceral, emotional response to wine only from one region: Burgundy. There is something that touches me on an emotional level with certain red Burgundies, such as Rousseau and DRC, which I cannot explain. Each sip makes me shiver and smile, gaze off into the middle distance. It reminds me of the feeling I had the first time I fell in love. Perhaps that is my romance with the wine, but romantic nonetheless.”

3. Marybeth Bentwood

(@WinesofChile @marybethwine)

Executive Director of Wines of Chile

“It’s all romantic. Seriously. Wine is just a romantic beverage.”

2. Véronique Sanders


CEO of Château Haut-Bailly

“It is any wine which is so elegant that you can finish the bottle without noticing when you are just the two of you… and which will let each other’s soul and heart speak!”

1. Leah Hammer


Director of Cellar Acquisitions at Vinfolio

“Vintage Krug.”