Barefoot Moscato Wine Review

A product of Argentina, Barefoot Moscato is a white wine and has an alcohol content of 9%.  Moscato is typically a sweet wine and is often served as part of the dessert course of a meal.

From the bottle:  “Barefoot Moscato is a sweet wine with delicious mouth watering flavors of juicy peach and apricot.  Hints of lemon and orange citrus complement a crisp, refreshing finish.  Barefoot Moscato is perfect with spicy Asian cuisine, light desserts, fresh fruit and mild cheeses.”

Barefoot Moscato Review

Barefoot MoscatoTo start, the cork was soft and came out easily.  The wine presented a mostly clear and clean appearance with mild color typical of a Moscato.  Though not a sparkling wine, it was a little bit bubbly in the glass.

A clean crisp aroma of light pear was immediately noticed and was pleasant.  On the palate, the Barefoot Moscato was sweet and crisp.  The sweetness did not overpower the enjoyable tastes of lemon and orange citrus, as promised from the bottle.

The mouthfeel had a texture of satiny smoothness with a finish that landed mostly in the cheeks and somewhat less on the tongue.  The finish was short and delicate.

Overall, this Moscato performed perfectly and would easily pair with the foods mentioned above.  On their website they also mention that this wine would be a good compliment to coconut cream pie.  Nowadays, many restaurants serve a cheese plate as a dessert.  Barefoot Moscato came to mind as the perfect compliment to that.

One of the things that Barefoot Wine and Bubbly mentions on the bottle is that they “support the efforts of organizations that help keep America’s beaches barefoot friendly”.  With a price of roughly $7.00 a bottle this wine is not only a good value, but also a good corporate citizen.  They appear to embody the spirit of their name.  Recommend!

If you’re looking for a white wine that is not sweet, consider Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc.  However, keep in mind Fume Blanc is not a dessert wine like Barefoot Moscato.

Speaking of reviews, check out my review of the California Wine Club, which I joined.  Includes price, Pros and Cons and pictures of what I received.


  1. Dick Morrissett says

    we enjoy Barefoot Moscato and Riesling a lot. We would recommend both. The question we have is, “are there any sulfates in these wines?

    • says

      Hi there! Good question. I don’t know, so I sent an email to Barefoot to find out via their Contact page on their site. They said they’d get back to me within two business days. When I hear back I’ll post their reply here


    • says

      Here’s what I received from Barefoot when I asked about sulfites.

      “Dear Jon,
      Thank you for contacting us regarding Barefoot®. We appreciate the opportunity to respond to your inquiry.
      A small segment of the population has an allergic reaction to sulfur dioxide in all products, including wine. If your doctor advises against consuming products containing sulfur dioxide you should carefully follow his or her instruction. We hope this information is helpful.

      Please read below information on “Sulfites and Wine” that we think will be of interest to you.

      Wines are made from the naturally fermented juice of sound, ripe grapes, or other fruits. Sulfur Dioxide is found naturally in all wines. It is a natural by-product of the fermentation process and, therefore, when wine is made anywhere in the world, some sulfur dioxide will always be found in it. This naturally occurring sulfur dioxide is supplemented with minimal added sulfur dioxide to correct natural deficiencies in the wine to protect against browning and bacterial spoilage.

      The amount of sulfites can vary from harvest to harvest and therefore, from one purchase to another so it is not feasible for us to provide more detailed information. Sulfur dioxide is also found in various fruit concentrates, syrups, juices, shrimp and other fish, pizza dough, cake toppings, dried fruits, frozen and dehydrated potatoes, cheeses, and many packaged fruits.

      The winemaking practices used by California wineries are strictly controlled by the State through the Department of Public Health, and at the Federal level by the Trade and Tobacco Bureau and the Food and Drug Administration. The Federal Government has ordered that as of January 9, 1988 all wines removed from bond for tax payment and all wines imported into the United States for sale must carry a statement “Contains sulfite,” or similar wording. Any wine bottled prior to July 9, 1987 and shipped before January 9, 1988 which is still on the shelves is not required to carry a sulfite statement.
      We appreciate you taking time to contact us. We hope you will continue to enjoy our fine products for many years to come.

      Consumer Services Representative”

  2. says

    OMD, Moscato is one of my favorite grapes. So I’m sure I will like this wine and the prices is also great. I do like dessert wines, but as I’ve got older I seem to find some of them very sickly sweet. If I ever this I will in not doubt buy it. Thanks.

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