Food of the Eighties, Matilda Bay Wine Coolers
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Remember when wine coolers were all the rage? These were supposedly Australian wine coolers with bizarre commercials. The characters had bad accents and did wacky things.
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Hatta - July 15, 2007 - Report this comment
These were the best wine coolers around! This was the wine cooler of choice by my friends and I when we were young. Wish they were still around so I could see if I still would like them.
Lori - September 26, 2007 - Report this comment
YES.. these were SOOO good. I remember when I heard they were going to quit making them. I bought up a whole bunch of them at the local drive thru. But they sure didn't last long. I wish Miller would bring them back.
karan - December 12, 2007 - Report this comment
Oh my God, how I loved these Coolers. Why did they stop making them? I have looked for years for these coolers. Is there any way we could convince the Miller company to bring these Coolers back. I really wish they would. Lets start some kind of request for these coolers.
karan - December 12, 2007 - Report this comment
I wrote to the Miller Company, who produced the Matilda Bay Coolers in the 1980's. I would encourage all to write the company, and ask that they bring them back. The address is: The Miller Brewing Company 3939 W. Highland Blvd. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208 414-931-2000. They also have a website: Please write them, and ask them to re-make this wonderful Cooler. There really is no other Cooler on the market like it.
Gina - January 10, 2008 - Report this comment
When I went away to college in 1987 I was slightly underage and I never sipped an ounce of alcohol. However, (grin) someone put a Matilda Bay Cooler in my hand and I was sold. I was disappointed when they stopped making this. I will contact Miller Brewery per Karan and ask them to bring it back on the market. You're right, there hasn't been a cooler like it since.
Vicki - January 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I always had a (bag in the box) carton of Matilda Bay in the frig back then. I'm contacting TheMilleBrewingCompany!
Josh - January 19, 2008 - Report this comment
Has anyone seen the ad?
Catherine - April 27, 2008 - Report this comment
To put it simply."They were the absolute best!"
Laine - May 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I was thinking about the good 'ole days last night and Matilda Bay wine coolers popped into my head! Imagine my surprise when I found others like me who would like to see them return to the market!! Come on, Miller...bring 'em back!!!
Marv - May 24, 2008 - Report this comment
It's funny--for some reason, I was remembering that cooler (they were fantastic!) and could not remember the name--I remembered that me and a friend of mine used to order them in an attempted Australian accent to try to impress the barmaids (never worked just for the record). I could not remember the name and it drove me nuts so I did a google search for "australian cooler" and came upon this site. Just goes to show--you can find out anything on the net!
Oakley - June 05, 2008 - Report this comment
The thought of these bring back nastalgic feelings of my college days in the 80's. I miss them. Anyone remember the Matilda Bay party ball?
CC Des - June 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh wow were those the best. Me and my 6 roommates used to drink these during poker every Friday night in the 80's. It was the start of a great evening everytime....magic always followed!
Jim - June 13, 2008 - Report this comment
You can get a bar mirror here:
glenn - June 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved the drink for it's unique flavor. I still have an unopened bottle which I am saving for the apocalypse. any idea what this bottle may be worth?
jason - July 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Great wine cooler to have. I also have 3 unopened bottles Glenn. I wouldn't know if they would be any good now..I doubt it. But would like to know if they are worth something.
juanetta - August 04, 2008 - Report this comment
These were the best wine coolers ever!!!! I miss them so much. I used to keep a box of Matilda Bay in my fridge. Of course, it was hard to keep, cause my roomates would always drink it too.
Gina Downing - August 25, 2008 - Report this comment
My husband and I were kids of the 80's and we lived for matilda bay wine coolers. PLEASE PLEASE bring it back!!!!!!
Amy Shepherd - August 27, 2008 - Report this comment
The best wine cooler EVER! Had a hint of star fruit?? I've love it if Miller brought these back!
D Cooper - September 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Let's all contact miller and get this product back.
Byron boy - September 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Awesome wine cooler! There is nothing like it today. Wish it came back.
jennifer - December 30, 2008 - Report this comment
This is the first alcohol i had ever tasted!! We absolutely loved them. im gonna write miller also!
Rob - January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
oh my gosh this wine cooler was like gold in a box i loved this stuff even if i was underaged when i drank it loved this stuff but back on the market so i can still get tipsy now and then
Wildfire Catahoulas - January 07, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG I would love to go buy a BoX of this stuff again I have 2 female catahoula pups left out of a litter geting old i'll name 1 Matilda and the other 1 Bay
Airmail - January 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Worked for Miller and was involved with the roll out of Matilda Bay. Sure wished that you folks would have bought more of it than you did.
Travis - January 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I tried for years to find something that compares and finally something close. This is it a great dessert wine cost about $13/bottle Bosc dla Rei, Moscato d'Asti docg
Darla - January 20, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG I remember how good Matilda Bay was, and I remember they made the vacuum packed bag in a box that I used to buy, I am contacting Miller as well!
Kelly - January 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Was I the only one who got the runs from Matilda Bay?
7-up - February 04, 2009 - Report this comment
YES YES YES. OMG!!! That stuff looked just like water. We'd put it in our water bottles and take it to school.. I spent my whole senior year in 1989 drunk in Home-Ech. LOL.. Thanks Pegi, Judi, Love - Patrik.
jmom - February 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh Matilda Bay... how I miss thee! That stuff was so good - last time I had that was, what 1989? It was so, so good. I wish they would bring it back!
vmax 70 - April 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I think that miller must have seen that their product ended up in too many minors hands and got them to wasted,because it didn't even taste like alcohol. I think if it was still around,myself and half of america would be alcoholics. Matilda bay was so smooth and great tasting they had to pull it. I would still drink it if it was still around, and I don't drink anymore.Miller should bring it back.
Cousin Eddy - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I've searched in vain on the interwebs for a "Picture" of a Matilda Bay Wine Cooler Bottle. The best I could find is some cheesy bar mirror. Anybody have a picture of the bottle, itself, and/or the 4-pack carrier? I vaguely remember it having a purple/yellow label. Great stuff by the way -- it saw its demise in Texas when all "wine coolers" had to become "malt beverages".
diane montoya - April 18, 2009 - Report this comment
yes, it was great we always managed to have a box in our frieg. please bring this back. it appears that there is a demand for matida bay. can't u bring it back as a test? customer request how about customer satisfaction?
Dave - May 01, 2009 - Report this comment
man, these were absolutely the best. after having these, you cant stomach the current ones anymore. i actually thought they were australian. when i was stationed in korea i asked at all the bars for them, figuring they may have stopped importing to the states but i may get some in the orient. ah, memories.
ButterBean - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG! Havent thought about Matilda Bay since my freshman yr in H.S. 1989...Just so happen my friend brought it up today-decided to google it...Lots of fond memories were made while under the influence of Matilda Bay in a box! Miller bring Matilda back!
Chris - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Matilda Bay coolers were the BEST ever!!! I can still remember the taste after all these years. It was the one alcohol that I could sit down after a stressful day and relax with. Miller needs to bring them back!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tina G - June 08, 2009 - Report this comment
We loved Matilda Bays growing up as well. They had 2 different kinds of Matilda Bays. We liked the purple bottle ones...not the white ones. That's all we drank my senior year @ Ocean City, MD. Class of 88!
Norris - June 09, 2009 - Report this comment
The Matilda Bay wine cooler makes all others taste like piss. Already wrote Miller Coors Brewing.
sheilala - June 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I found a wine made in door county WI, Door Peninsula Winery. Sunset Splash. Tastes just like my favorite wine cooler from HS. I used to keep the caps. I thought that it was really from Australia too.
sheilala - June 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Me again: here is the link to the Door Peninsula winery
Melissa - June 16, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG! We lived off Matida Bay in the 80's! I wish I could get some! Wow many memories! I am going to contact Miller!
Melissa - June 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I called Miller and told them to google Matilda Bay! We want it back! I told them if the rubicks cube could be brought back so can Matilda Bay! I explained how this was a part of the 80's. Everyone drank it! Even dudeds! LOL!
Brian B - June 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I believe the reason I liked it over the other ones is-it didn't have that much of a carbonated feel when drinking it. It was incredibly smooth as well as delicious. It would be my drink of choice today, if it was to come back. I'll email Miller as well.
Anacad - June 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a four pack of Matilda Bay wine coolers under the bar down in the basement. I bought them back in February of 1990 when I found out Miller was stopping production of my favorite beverage. I promised myself I would not open one up for twenty years. Only eight more months to go go!
Brian B - June 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Me again. I emailed Miller (now MillerCoors) and received a typical response saying Matilda Bay is not their product and they would not have info on it. I responded back to their Consumer Affairs Department with a clip from 1988-89 from the vice president of marketing Ref: Case#N20464145. I think we should all start a Matilda Bay club-if we make enough noise, someone will find the recipe and make it again.
dave g - June 26, 2009 - Report this comment
used to buy cases of it every friday. easy to down 10 in no time. smooooooth.
jennifer - July 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Any chance anyone have any old mb bottle caps around? I share the same stories you do, and would like to include a couple in a scrapbook I'm making for a friend for our 20th class reunion... if you have any, please post and I'll then post an e-mail. THX!!!!
Elena - July 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Matilda Bay Wine Coolers were the best. These days people confuse wine coolers were malted beer coolers. Here in Tennessee only liquor stores sell wine. The coolers sold in grocery stores, are malted beverages. I purchased my Matilda Bay from the liquor store.
Bill - August 05, 2009 - Report this comment
The reason I remember Matilda Bay Wine Coolers so well is not only the taste, but when Miller Brewing was on the island of Kauai to make a commercial for the Cooler, they contacted me to rent my '57 Chevy convertible for the commercial; the only thing was they wanted to paint it bright pink. I only agreed when they also gave the money to have it repainted. They also rented a sea plane for the ad and painted it pink as well and used it on the Wailua River. My car was used at the Coco Palms with many locals in Hawaiian dress and leis in the photos. I never saw the ad and was wondering if anyone else ever saw it. I wish I could get a copy of the tape. Any response will be appreciated.
Chris M. - August 14, 2009 - Report this comment
These were the best wine coolers ever. Reminds me of alot of good times in the summer with old friends. There's one of the commercials on Youtube, sure makes you want one...
Chris C - August 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved them too, come on miller bring them back!!!!!!!!
Rita Young - October 25, 2009 - Report this comment
WOW! I thought I was the only one HOOKED on Matilda Bay Wine Coolers..I had an addiction for this wine coolers. Even my 23 year old daughter remembers these wine coolers!My fridge stayed packed with these wine coolers.She remembers them being my drink of choice.. Dang! Sure do miss them! **COME ON MILLER'S, JUST FOR OLD TIMES SAKE??
Dave - November 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I miss these. I would buy them every week if they made these again!
Renee - November 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Loved these...I was a Jr/Sr in High School when they where on the shelf. My mom & my friends mom would buy these for themselves & we would sneak them, best coolers around....BRING THEM BACK!!
CeeCee - December 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes, Yes, My cousins and I kept those boxes of Matilda Bay in our fidge, and a couple in the cabinet, I had my brother bring to me, He was a three hour drive from my apartment. I even introduced my little sister to these. We were just talking about Matilda Bay tonight thinking we could drink one box for old times sake. I didn't know that Miller had completely taken them off the market truly the best cooler ever made. COME ON MILLER BRING EM' BACK!!!!!!
Claressa - December 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember when a friend of mine cleaned out her fridge and found a six pack in the back - it must was 1992 or so. Yeah, she was that much of a slob. Anyway, I drove 350 miles to split it with her. It had been at least four years since we'd tasted that sweet nectar of the gods. Arbor Mist's Tropical Fruit Chardonnay is a reasonable facsimile for the 40 year old taste palate. But oy! I miss the real thing.
Tonya - January 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I love Matilda Bay!!! Anyone know anything comparable?
Dee Dee - March 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Yes, my first alcohol experience (I will not disclose my age). They were so yummy - they probably got many people hooked on booze! Wish I could find them again.
Anacad - March 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I opened up one of the bottles of Matilda Bay from under the bar and it tastes great!! Really brings back memories!
brian - March 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Got a old Matilda Bay Wine Cooler Mirror purple palmm trees around 16 & 20 any takers ?? post back
Shane - March 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have a full bottle and one empty bottle. I mixed them with Strawberry Icees. Bring them back!
Big Al - April 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I found a Matilda Bay mirror a few years ago to put up in my Man Cave. I would pay double if they would bring it back. It was by far the best wine cooler ever. I loved the Matilda Bay Dry. We used to by them when they were sold in a wine box. We would rip the box apart, squeeze the silver bag, and open the valve to let that nector of the gods rush down our throats! Bring it back Miller!!! Has anyone seriously started a petition? I think it would work if we could get enough people. ...maybe something on facebook????
Tina - May 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Miss the Matilda Bay coolers...they were the best! please bring them back!
LARRY - May 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Michelle - May 23, 2010 - Report this comment
These were the best wine coolers EVER! I just about died when they stopped making them. I would drink a bag in the box of this every weekend. In fact when they quit selling them I was pissed! My brother called me one day after I found out that they were not selling them anymore. He had stopped at a country store in the boone docks and they had some for sale $1.00 a four pack. I thought he was pulling my leg. My mom and I bought $20.00 worth a piece. They were great. I wish they would bring them back!!
bruce the loud - June 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved these wine coolers. I do still have a bottle, but I could not wait until the Apocalypse!! I personally know a couple of the Coors brothers, but they have very little to do with the brewery anymore. Bring this recipe back !! I helped install the new Miller line in Golden(Mickeys) and maybe should have switched part of the line to Matilda Bay!!! LOL anyway, there may be hope somebody can come up with the recipe and once again come up with this classic cooler !!!
Wendy - June 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I opened a Seagrams Jamaican me Happy cooler today. I have never had one.... It reminded me of something from my past that was soooooooo good! I had to look it up. I remembered it being non carbonated, but it had the exact same flavor of what I am drinking now. If anyone wants to experience that great refreshing taste again but carbonated... Try JAMAICAN ME HAPPY by Seagrams! It brought me back to the 80s today and put a smile on my face!!!!! Enjoy!
Marcie - June 27, 2010 - Report this comment
We always had Matilda Bays in the coolers at camp! They were so smooth and easy going down. I was getting ready to go on vacation this week, camping, and thought haw great it would be to have a cooler full of MB's.Good friends, good times, good wine!!!!
Jeff - July 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I been thinking about Matilda Bay for awhile now and how we use to buy the box and put it on our dash for easy access. I grew up in a small town and drank this quite frequently my senior year. I didn't know anybody who disliked it. I was hoping to find someone on the web who sold it.
p. berditzman - July 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Try Sunset Splash, a wine made by the Door Peninsula Winery in WI. It's VERY close to the old Matilda Bay! You can order by mail if your state allows it.
Soundchaser - July 23, 2010 - Report this comment
They kicked A$$ ! Bring 'em back !!!!
Tammy - July 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Sure wish they were still around, loved them! Can't find a wine cooler as smooth around! Don't drink wine anymore, drink Michelob ultras! But would easily be switched back to my old pal Matilda!!!! :-( What can we do!!!!? YUMMO!
LeeAnn - August 19, 2010 - Report this comment
It was 1989 my Senior yr in HS, and these were the drink of all times. This is what we would purchase to drink all weekend long. The best wine cooler ever. I just sent Miller Co. my comments on Matilda Bays. My favorite was in the white bottle, but would drink the purple also. MILLER NEEDS TO GET ON THE BALL and make them again.
sue - August 23, 2010 - Report this comment
been trying to remember the name of this for over a year now. Could just remember drinking this at horse race track all the time and how it was the best ever. All of a sudden woke up from my nap today with Matilda Bay right at the tip of my tongue, had to google it to find all these stories. Bring it back Brink it back.
Phillip - August 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Looooved these ! I had part of the box decorating my locker in high school and a couple of bottle lids glued over the knobs on my car stereo.I thought I was so cool. W e need to get this stuff back. Class of 88
nicky - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG!!!! i think of good ole matilda bay coolers ALOT...they really were the bst ever...that taste was perfect...mmmmm mmmm i really do wish they would bring them back....what a blast from the past..its so funny to see how many ppl really loved matilda bay coolers..dang it bring them back....
Pam - September 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I actually have a 4 pack, 3 still unopened, that I rat holed away years ago. Maybe a collectors item now??
Jennifer - September 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Best. Cooler. Ever. I agree with Larry; just reading these comments is making my mouth water for one! C'mon Miller, go retro and take us back to Matilda Bay!
Perla Martinez - September 27, 2010 - Report this comment
They don't make them like they used to! I really wish they'd bring them back! Bartles & James, Seagrams and Matilda Bay...all 80s classics!
joann hurtado - September 30, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG the best of any wine kooler ever made. PLease bring them back. Can I purchase them as a special order.
Hope - January 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Yes I think about these all the time and how I miss them. I did not realize that there were so many people out there who loved them. Why have we not seen these back on the market yet? I rarely drink anymore but I think that would change if my old favorite drink was back. I have any empy 4 pack box, recently found it I use it to hold pens and markers.
mike brantley - January 16, 2011 - Report this comment
i remember matilda bay from the early 80's,my little sister introduced me to this,me and my friends drinked all of her coolers so i had to get her one of those box packs.i believe miller finds out what is the new hot thing from the small brewries and buys them out then shuts the place down forever,look what happened to matilda bay.they bought celis brewery,a small micro brewery in austin tx,they shut that place down after about 6 mos.
drpenguin - February 20, 2011 - Report this comment
just start a facebook page maybe miller will listen if there is a large group
mr.lock - March 15, 2011 - Report this comment
They were the best! Would still be. i still do .
Joe - March 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I will buy any unopened bottles or boxes of Matilda Bay that anyone has for $100.00. I will also buy opened bottles or boxes in excellent condition. I am a collector. Also I am interested in Nabisco Heyday bars and packaging. My email is hvacjoe68@
M Smith - March 31, 2011 - Report this comment
I was first introduced to Matilda Bay cooler after I left the Military in 1989, that was back when you could buy it in a seven liter bag in a box, it fit perfectly in the refrigerator, no one sells wine cooler like that anymore, it would be nice if it was brought back at a reasonable cost..
pintobean - April 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I cant believe im on a Matilda Bay link... lol but i just squeezed the last drop out of a Sauza margarita bag, and it reminded me of the days in high school when my friends and I went to parties with plastic bags of Matilda Bay slung over our shoulder...! seriously... we would pull the bags out of the box, and carry them over our shoulders, constatntly feeding ourselves from the little nozzle that resided right next to our mouths the entire night... oh lord, 1989 rocked!!
Tony - May 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Just sitting here reading all the great comments about what is got to be the BEST WINE COOLER ever. What a way to go back in time, just thinking how my best friend Randy and I would sit around with some good looking girls and see if we could cover the coffee table from one end to the other with empty bottles!!! Those were the days! Hope they consider bringing them back. Good luck to all of us who don't forget the good things in life!!!!!
FloridaKeys - May 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Drowned in a sea of Matilda Bay wine coolers during my high school days! That stuff was delicious! Other guys were sitting around with cheep beer, and I had a bunch of MB - guess who the girls latched on to? Tasted like a wickedly good sangria - just fruit juice and wine - no carbonation or maltiness. Why is there absolutely NOTHING on the market en mass that compares now?!?!
Di - May 11, 2011 - Report this comment
My sister-in-law and I would float in my pool, and have a float in the pool that held a box of Matilda Bay perfectly! We would float and drink the day away!
FloridaKeys - July 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Wow! Phillip, you weren't the only one to decorate your locker with a Matilda Bay box. I introduced a rediculous number of high-school classmates to alcohol for the first time with an MB. (especially JV cheerleaders - lol!) I even bought my way into a college party by giving one to the frat guy at the front door. Man, I miss that drink!
Hugo - July 20, 2011 - Report this comment
i remember drinking these awesome coolers 88-89 jamming to stevie b, cover girls, sweet sensation wow how time flies..miller damn you!! bring em back!I'll even work for you for free!!if anybody has any empty or full boxes or 4 packs i'm trying to collect them plz e-mail me at nosubstance Thx...
Steve - September 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Glad I saved a couple of four packs. Wish I had the courage to get into them
Krista - September 26, 2011 - Report this comment
To make a long story short: friend drives into mudhole, almost big enough to sink the truck. Everyone panics because the front end was sinking. I was told to grab the important things and I grabbed the cigarettes and my Matilda Bays! (Left my purse and the drivers'wallet behiind) whoops!
Jamie - October 29, 2011 - Report this comment
My first vacation with my boyfriend to Florida and we had a layover and we bought some Matilda Bay wine coolers. Oh my goodness, they were the best ever, and I had been trying to find them everywhere not realizing they were no longer in production. I agree, Miller should bring them back!
DARTHMALLEUS - November 23, 2011 - Report this comment
When you showed up at a party with a box of Matilda Bay Wine Cooler under your arm, you were always welcomed in. The feds shut down the production of wine coolers by taxing wine so it was no longer cost effective to produce.
Rachel - December 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Was just sittin with my dad drinkin a miller lite, telling on myself about my younger days and Matilda Bay! There hasn't been another wine cooler that can top Matilda Bay since! I sure wish they'd bring them back!! Anybody starts a petition on Face book, I'll be happy to sign. (I'm not computer savy so I have no clue how to start one.) Oh the good times of underage drinking. Dad got a kick out of the stories, but back then, I woulda got a kick in the a**! LOL! Bring back the Matilda Bay!!!
FLShawn - December 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Talking on phone w/college roommate. Comparing tuition then to that today. That led to discussion of Matilda Bay and found this site. We went to a dry college, used to empty bag into gallon jug as it looked like lemonade. Decorated dorm room Christmas tree with Matilda Bay caps one year. Oh the memories. We whole heartedly agree that Miller needs to bring Matilda Bay back!!
Elena - January 01, 2012 - Report this comment
My husband came up with a GREAT idea. Miller claims MB is not their product and they do not have the recipe. One of you all who has a Matilda Bay needs to take it to some type of food lab to get it analyzed. Find out the recipe and go from there. I see a future multi-millionaire!!!! We can all have a Matilda Bay Summer.
Wendy - January 02, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG!! These were the best. If someone could bring them back it would be a huge windfall for them. If Miller doesn't want to claim them, then I guess they are free game. I loved them and would buy them from you...whoever can make it happen.
Cyndi - January 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Absolutely loved Matilda Bay!!! Mostly because it wasn't carbonated...if they can make something that tastes like Jerimyah (sp) Weed and coke then surely we can get 40 ouncers of MB. Miller closed their brewery in central New York shortly after they discontinued Matilda. The Budweiser brewery is still here, but now owned by a European company. I went all over the state looking for Matilda and even into Massachusetts a few times. The legendary box was a sunset yellow and orange with purple lettering and I would commit several misdemeanors to get even a small amount right now. Matilda was one of the few good memories from the eighties for me.
Charisse - February 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Hey, I loved it, too. I have a NEON SIGN for Matilda Bay Coolers with rare purple tubes if anybody cares. Looking at it now and it is SUPREME. Lights up the whole room with lavendar. Also have a bottle in the back of the fridge, full and pristine. Miller blew it! Anybody interested?
Charisse - February 05, 2012 - Report this comment
I sent pics but don't see them here. Let's get it back!
Patti Dream Weaver - April 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I used to take the bag out of the box, and put the bag in the freezer. We would drink wine slush!! Yummy.... Oh how I miss those!! I would love to have them back.
Dave - June 27, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved Matilda Bay, I remember taking a box with me on a weekend camping trip, good times! I saw someone mention this, and they were right. If you're looking for something that tastes like a Matilda Bay, go try the Seagram's Jamaican Me Happy. Only $2.99 at my local Total Wines for 4 bottles. It's the closest thing to a MB that I've tasted. The booze content is a little low, I think it was 3.5%, but a shot of vodka perked that up.
Retired volunteer fireman. - June 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Way back in the 80's Miller Brewery used to host fireman rodeos in Texas. All the Miller you could drink and of course those fantastic Matilda Bays. Man how times have changed!!!
nurseratchet - August 01, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG Matilda Bay was the bomb! Smooth going down and a nice warm buzz to follow...would love to open up my fridge and discover a box!
Chris - October 14, 2012 - Report this comment
NEver drank really except AMtilda bay 88-90 then they faded away and I havent drank much of anything since. tride looking for something I lliked nothing ever came close. Dont drink today but if I had me a box in the refrigerator I would be a drankin it now
monta - October 15, 2012 - Report this comment
the best ever wish i had one right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Glen - November 03, 2012 - Report this comment
"Matilda Bay Wine Ceewla, the cewl refresha!" I loved that commercial and I loved that wine cooler even better! Miller, PLEASE bring them back!!
Glen's boyfriend ?? - November 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Loved them Glen like I loved you Yes, we do need them back and i need you again. Calvin Coolers were also great & what about Bartal's and James!?
Joe - December 10, 2012 - Report this comment
There is a startup company that is asking for public funding to begin producing Matilda Bay Coolers by next July. Anyone that would like to contribute is asked to please do so by going to the below website. The company is the Matilda Bay Food & Beverage Company, LLC of Grand Prairie, Texas a Made in America Company!
Amy - January 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Please, oh please, oh PLEASE bring these wine coolers back!!!! There was nothing else like them then, nor has there been since. They were the absolute best. :-D
Joe - January 23, 2013 - Report this comment
They have a cool new Matilda Bay logo, and they are about to sell t-shirts and merchandise to fund the startup! The company website is: Their facebook site is: Their funding site is:
LisaKayM - January 30, 2013 - Report this comment
My baby brother Reggie and I used to use Matilda Bays to chase with Crown Royal! We were just talking about the best cooler we ever had! BRING EM BACK! "You've got out Support" haha to the B&J crew! The MATTI B Crew is the NEW!
Julie - February 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Drank many many Matilda Bays back in the day...oh to be 18 again...good times!
Chris - June 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I Used To Love Drinking The Matilda Bay Coolers. Both The Bottles And Boxes. Very Unique. Wish I Could Still Get Them
lenny - July 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I too loved these. I just emailed MillerCoors about this. They were the best tasting little bottles :)
Amy - July 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Matilda Bay and fried egg sandwiches.... that is what we lived on... just called the Miller Brewing Company and told them to bring it back... of course the girl I spoke to had absolutely no clue what I was talking about but she pulled up discontinued products and found it. She said, "Oh... we discontinued that in 1989." I told her that I knew that and have been in a deep depression ever since and could she please request that they be brought back.
chevy m. - August 01, 2013 - Report this comment
Ah yes Matilda Bay. I was working for HEB during the late 80's and use to sneak the Matilda Bay box into the dairy cooler and let it get nice and cold. Then I would go in and drink it one cup at a time. It was awsome. Good times.
Junipero - August 20, 2013 - Report this comment
I am so happy there is many of you that love the tastes of a great Matilda Bay I was working in a chinese rest. back in the 80s when I tasted one, it was so good, very unique flavor. Hope Miller can bring them back.
Charlie - February 04, 2014 - Report this comment
Put out by Miller and available from 1987-1989. There are some great commercials available on youtube
Elena - February 05, 2014 - Report this comment
On this thread in 2009, someone posted Sunset Splash tasted like Matilda Bay. I ordered 2 bottles and they arrived yesterday. Sunset Splash tasted nothing like Matilda Bay and has to be the most disgusting wine that has ever been produced!!!!!! I should have known it was going to be horrible because the bottle has a screw on cap. No cork. Do not purchase if you were a Matlilda Bay drinker.
Joel - March 03, 2014 - Report this comment
I used to have these sitting on my drum riser at every gig. I kept on drinking them even after I'd get heartburn from the citric acid. I hope they bring them back, but I won't hold my breath.
Donald - March 16, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember them as not being carbonated. We would drink them and not get bloated. Tasted a little sweet though. My wife would like them as she likes the hard lemonade. I would drink one too for auld lang sine.
Mamma T - April 22, 2014 - Report this comment
I too have spent many a moon looking for a replacement for the drunken deliciousness that disappeared. I agree with the couple of posts about Jamaican Me Happy. Although it is carbonated the taste is remarkably similar. 2 tricks I've come up with: 1)stick a straw in the bottle and stir a little. To decrease carbonation. 2) add about a 1/4 of a shooter of PEACH 99 Proof schnapps. Give a stir again and enjoy. Sharing a little love from T'z Tiki Lounge
robin parker meekins - May 30, 2014 - Report this comment
Matilda Bay Wine Coolers were the best. I've never been much of a drinker but there is nothing that compares tonthe taste of these. Didn't taste too much like wine like most do today. Very smooth taste. Man I can just taste them now.
Kevin M - June 30, 2014 - Report this comment
I have a vivid memory of drinking some Matilda Bay sitting in a hot tub on a family vacation in Treasure Island, FLA in 1988. Wicked good drink! I WAS underage at the time though (for Florida) but was legal drinking age (for Canada - where I'm from.) I didn't feel guilty...;-) Would love to be able to buy some again!!
Paul & Beth P. - July 26, 2014 - Report this comment
Please Miller... Bring the Matilda Bay Coolers back! There are SO many of us late baby boomers that would drink ourselves silly on these for the rest of eternity! Our friends and us would throw parties and this would be the ONLY drink available! We covered an 8x10 foot wall of a room floor to ceiling, with the bottles, from 1 weekend! There is STILL no beverage that compares!
N8 - October 08, 2014 - Report this comment
These had a severe laxative effect on my brother and me. It was pretty funny, but we quit drinking them.
Steve - October 26, 2014 - Report this comment
matilda bay on Facebook check it out
Ernest - January 19, 2015 - Report this comment
I have a dozen of Matilda bay wine coolers I found in the basement from the 80s!! I was wondering if these are worth something and if they are email me to if intrested in buying
James Hamill - February 27, 2015 - Report this comment
I know today people would love Matilda Bay wine coolers, they were awesome. I wish Miller Co would bring them back, they were the greatest tasting wine cooler.
Tamra Mobley - June 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Was just remembering a Matilda Bay bar mirror I saw in a small hole in the wall grocery store in the mid nineties.My daughters name is Mathilda-one of those weird things you connect with. I had no idea there was such a following.
Tim - August 19, 2015 - Report this comment
Redd's Wicked Mango Ale, made by Miller Brewing Co., tastes very similar to Matilda Bay. Hmmmmm. Maybe the emails worked after all. Cheers.
B - August 23, 2015 - Report this comment
drank the hell out of those boxes in my teens. Good times.
LeRoy Hampton - September 15, 2015 - Report this comment
Please bring it back it went good with Thunderbird please
James Roberts - January 02, 2016 - Report this comment
I would drink this on the weekends and eat only Pace medium hot salsa and tortilla chips the whole 2 days. then back to work with no hangover! Loved the taste!
Eric Smith - April 07, 2016 - Report this comment
WOW thought me and my brother were the only ones missing this wine cooler?! We use to drink them with Remy Martin they were the best would love to have them back
Dave Belancsik - April 29, 2016 - Report this comment
I hate wine coolers. But loved Matilda Bay coolers. We drank them religiously for the short time they were available. I would love for someone, if not Miller, to bring them back. Even just seasonally in the spring,summer, autumn and ...
sandy - May 25, 2016 - Report this comment
I too loved Matilda Bay, then we would go to Taco Bell to eat after we had too many--LOL. Seagram's Jamaican me happy tastes similar
MaLinda - June 08, 2016 - Report this comment
I got my nickname "Matilda" (Tilly)for my love of the best tasting wine coolers ever made! Box after Box I never got tired of this tasty beverage. At the age of 30 I finally fulfilled a long time get a tattoo that kept those memories alive! Wish I could post a picture of my tattoo, it's 2 palm trees on a beach with a sunset and water...Oh how I'd love to indulge in some Matilda Bay today!
Tricia - July 12, 2016 - Report this comment
I've been trying to remember what these were called, and it's been driving me crazy for years! Today I found a Matilda Bay mirror at an antique store and finally knew the answer! Does anyone else remember if you could get it in a 2-liter plastic bottle? None of my friends remember that, so I'm not sure if I'm confusing it with something else.
April - August 04, 2016 - Report this comment
Tricia...Sun Country Wine Coolers in the 2 liter bottle?
Lydia - January 30, 2017 - Report this comment
Tricia, Yes I used to buy Matilda Bay in the 2-liter bottles. This is all I drank back in the day. Everyone that new me well nicknamed me Matilda. I have been wanting this drink back for years!! Miller bring it back...please!!!
Big Cookie - June 06, 2017 - Report this comment
I got pregnant drinking Matilda Bay back in 1987. The best drink I have every had. My son is 28.
Amy - June 28, 2017 - Report this comment
Another Matilda Bay wine cooler fan here! I remember having a box hidden in my closet from my parents and would sneak a solo cup in my bedroom to pour some in it every so often!! Of course I was underage and thought that was the best stuff ever!!! I so wish they'd bring it back! :) (class of '90!)
Melissa - July 17, 2017 - Report this comment
Unmistakably Matilda Bay wine coolers we're the best of all time I would do anything to be able to purchase them again even if I had to pre-order
Susie - December 30, 2017 - Report this comment
I would love to have just on more Matilda Bay! I always had a box in the fridge. Nothing better after a long day at work! Please bring them back. They were the best ever. I was not a drinker but I couldn't resist a Matilda Bay!

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