Wines for $20 or Less

Seaglass Riesling 2018

From: Santa Barbara, California

Variety: Riesling 

Cost: $10

Riesling is one of my go-to wines. I don’t think I’ve had one that I did not like! I love it for sipping, pairing with spicy pad thai, or serving at parties. This Riesling didn’t disappoint. It was such a good easy drinking wine for a beach day. It didn’t have as much minerality as a Riesling from Germany but the fruity notes were there. Filled with peach, pear and honeysuckle.

Mooiplaas Wine Estate The Peach White 2019

From: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Variety: White Wine Blend

Cost: $10

It’s officially porch pounder season. I mean really porch pounders are good all year, but the warmer weather just makes everything better! This was a total spur of the moment purchase the label caught my eye. If you love a good sauv blanc this wine is for you. It’s a combination of 43% Chenin blanc, 30% Viognier, and 27% Semillon. As the label indicated on the palate you get lots of peach, and honey with a long crisp finish. A perfectly chilled glass is best for sipping outside on a warm day!


From: Marlborough, New Zealand

Variety: Sauvignon Blanc

Cost: $11

One of my favorite cheap bottles of Sauvignon Blanc. This was the first sauvignon blanc that I ever tried from New Zealand and it’s what launched my love of that region. At just $11 a bottle this is a complete steal, you’ll pour yourself a glass and finish it without even realizing it. This wine is super citrusy but a little side note – I like this chilled a little more than the typical 45°F recommended for this varietal (otherwise it can drink a little sharp!)

Bodega Colomé Estate Malbec

From: Salta, Argentina

Variety: Malbec

Cost: $20

Deep blackberry and plum flavors in this bold and full bodied wine. You guys, this is so good! I’m not typically a red wine drinker in warmer seasons unless it’s a pinot noir but this Malbec is good and pairs so well with a grilled steak that you can’t really say no 🤷🏼‍♀️

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