Best $15-and-Under White Wines
Here are more than 60 still and sparkling whites, all steals, that are on store shelves now. These terrific bottles come from some of the world's best wineries.
2017 Aveleda Fonte Vinho Verde ($7)
A blend of Trajadura, Loureiro, Arinto and Azal Branco grapes, this is bracing, with citrus and green apple notes.
2017 La Vieille Ferme Côtes du Luberon Blanc ($8)
From Rhône’s southernmost zone, this is fresh and peachy.
2017 Indaba Western Cape Chenin Blanc ($9)
Lemon-lime and herb flavors mark this refreshing white.
2017 Berger Kremstal Grüner Veltliner ($10 for 1 liter)
Sealed with an easy-to-pop crown cap, this zesty one-liter bottling makes a great summer white.
2017 Le Jaja de Jau Pays d'Oc Sauvignon Blanc ($9)
Tart and refreshing, with lime and grapefruit flavors.
2017 Fontana Candida Frascati Superiore Secco ($8)
Fresh and fragrant, with citrus, peach and floral flavors.
NV Segura Viudas Cava Brut Reserva ($9)
This low-priced gem is packed with green apple and citrus.
2017 Catena Alamos Mendoza Chardonnay ($9)
Oak aging adds a vanilla note to tangy citrus and pear flavors.
2016 d'Arenberg The Stump Jump McLaren Vale White ($10)
A medium-bodied blend of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Marsanne, and Roussanne that's packed with fruit flavor.
2016 Santa Carolina Casablanca Reserva Chardonnay ($10)
The Casablanca Valley’s cooler climate imparts a nice vibrancy to ripe apricot and peach flavors.
2016 Maculan Pino & Toi Veneto ($10)
A peachy, floral blend of Toi (formerly known as Tocai), Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio at a super price.
2016 Veramonte Casablanca Reserva Sauvignon Blanc ($10)
Bold tropical aromas are followed by lime flavors.
2017 Ken Forrester Petit Stellenbosch Chardonnay ($10)
A creamy, aromatic white from renowned South African vintner Ken Forrester.
2017 Los Vascos Casablanca Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($10)
Zippy and refreshing, with savory lime and grass flavors.
2016 Chateau Ste Michelle Dry Riesling ($10)
Year in and year out, this Washington State Riesling—which is crisp, dry, and full of vibrant lime-zesty fruit—is one of the best deals in white wine around.
Wines $15 and Under
2017 Hogue Cellars Columbia Valley Riesling ($11)
Citrus and peach flavors mark this lovely off-dry bargain.
2017 Elsa Bianchi Mendoza Torrontés ($12)
Orange blossom and minerals mark this delicious white from one of the coolest areas in Mendoza’s San Rafael subregion.
2017 Marqués de Cáceres Ruedo Verdejo ($11)
A citrus and floral-tinged Verdejo from esteemed Rioja producer Marqués de Cáceres.
2017 Anselmo Mendes Pássaros Vinho Verde Loureiro ($12)
Loaded with bright, zippy lime and green pear flavors, this refreshing white is a terrific value.
2017 Condes de Albarei Rias Baixas Albariño ($13)
An ideal summer sipper, this Albariño features light, zesty green apple notes and a salty kick.
2016 Luis Pato Bairrada Maria Gomes ($12)
Fragrant pear and nectarine flavors have a mineral-rich finish in this Portuguese white.
2017 Yalumba Y Series Unwooded South Australia Viognier ($12)
Crisp and evocative, this affordable version of a notoriously difficult grape to grow is particularly impressive.
2016 Santa Rita Casablanca Reserva Sauvignon Blanc ($13)
Consistently an amazing value, this Sauvignon Blanc is loaded with fragrant lime, herb and tropical flavors.
2016 Gassier Cercius Costières de Nîmes Blanc ($13)
A juicy blend of Grenache Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc.
2016 The Chard Project California Chardonnay ($13)
An appealing everyday Chardonnay with ample yellow apple flavors at an incredible value.
2017 Dry Creek Vineyard Clarksburg Chenin Blanc ($12)
Made with grapes from a vineyard located in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, this features lively citrus tones.
2016 Edna Valley Vineyard Paragon Edna Valley Chardonnay ($12)
A great everyday white, bursting with refreshing green apple and citrus notes.
2016 A to Z Wineworks Oregon Pinot Gris ($13)
A great value, with bright apple and lime on the palate.
2016 King Estate Acrobat Oregon Pinot Gris ($13)
A great value; full of satiny quince, nut and apple flavors.
2016 Lamoreaux Landing Finger Lakes Dry Riesling ($12)
This white’s robust peach flavors are deliciously juicy and made vivid by bright acidity.
2017 Château de Saint Cosme Little James’ Basket Press Vin de Pays d’Oc ($13)
This unusual, crisply delicious blend of lush, tropical Viognier and zesty Sauvignon Blanc comes at a compellingly low price.
2017 Inama Soave Classico ($14)
Citrusy and refreshing, this Soave boasts a round texture and loads of minerals on the finish.
2016 Paul Cluver Elgin Gewürztraminer ($14)
Superaromatic, this expressive wine shows a lovely purity and a hint of sweetness in its vivacious fig and floral notes.
2017 Tasca d’Almerita Sicilia Regaleali Bianco ($12)
Almerita’s Regaleali estate turns out this fresh, floral-edged blend of three native grapes.
2016 Pierre Sparr Alsace Pinot Blanc ($14)
Fresh apple and pear notes mark this food-friendly wine.
2014 Bonterra Vineyards North Coast Riesling ($14)
Tangy and fresh, with subtly sweet apple and citrus notes.
2016 Mulderbosch Western Cape Chenin Blanc ($13)
Bursting with intense zesty lime and green apple flavors.
2016 Hugel Alsace Gentil ($14)
This filigreed, aromatic white blend has lots of personality.
2016 Bodegas Nekeas Vega Sindoa Navarra Chardonnay ($12)
Silky baked pear and stone fruit mark this great-value white.
2016 Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve California Chardonnay ($12)
Straightforward citrus flavors are rich yet focused in this tasty KJ white.
2016 Cousiño-Macul Isidora Maipo Sauvignon Gris ($13)
Lemon-lime flavors reveal a pleasant trace of sweetness in this Chilean white.
2015 Trimbach Alsace Pinot Blanc ($14)
The addition of some Auxerrois contributes a bit of fruitiness to this racy, citrusy Pinot Blanc.
2017 CVNE Monopole Rioja Blanco ($14)
Zippy acidity and ripe melon and citrus notes make this a textbook introduction to the Viura grape.
2015 Giesen Marlborough Riesling ($12)
Pleasantly accessible, with bold peach, apple and lime tones.
NV Mionetto Prosecco Treviso Brut ($13)
Crisp and bright, with zippy lemon and apple accents.
2014 Matetic Corralillo San Antonio Sauvignon Blanc ($14)
Marked by vivacious passion fruit and grapefruit.
2017 Domaine Skouras Peloponnese Moscofilero ($14)
An expressive honeysuckle nose and zesty citrus palate define this charming, summer-perfect white.
2016 Buitenverwachting Constantia Sauvignon Blanc ($14)
A firm backbone of acidity and brisk grass and mineral flavors.
2016 Simonsig Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc ($13)
There’s an appealing green apple note amid citrus flavors.
2017 Alois Lageder Alto Adige Pinot Grigio ($14)
A fragrant, mineral white that makes a strong case for the Pinot Grigio grape.
2017 Viña Nora Rias Baixas Albariño ($14)
Its clean, minerally lemon-lime flavors are tangy and brisk.
2017 Martín Códax Albariño ($14)
This widely available bottling makes a great introduction to Albariño, with zesty lime and herb flavors and a hint of fizz.
2015 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc / Viognier ($13)
Melony and crisp, this juicy but unoaked white comes from a producer primarily known for high-end Napa Valley Cabernets.
2017 Badenhorst The Curator White Blend ($11)
South African wine superstar Adi Badenhorst crafts this supple white from Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier from cool vineyards on the country’s western coast.
2016 Novellum Chardonnay ($13)
Three months on the lees (leftover yeasts) from Domaine Lafage’s Viognier-based whites give this Chardonnay from France’s Roussillon surprising depth and richness.
2017 Herencia Altés Garnatxa Blanca ($10)
Old vines in Spain’s Terra Alta region are the source for this fresh, juicy white Grenache, which has a touch of citrus peel bitterness (in a nice way) on the finish.
2016 Azul y Garanza Viura ($15/1L)
A Spanish white for Sauvignon Blanc lovers, this liter-sized bottle from Navarra offers bright, grapefruit-inflected flavors that would be perfect with raw oysters.
2017 Telmo Rodriguez Basa White ($14)
One of Spain’s most talented winemakers, Rodriguez works in a number of regions and with a number of grapes varieties. This spritely white from Rueda has fresh lime and mineral notes.
2017 Garofoli Macrina Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico ($14)
This floral, straw-colored Italian white ends on the almondy note typical of Verdicchio. It’s eminently refreshing, and ideal for an early evening cocktail party.
2017 Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio/Verduzzo ($13)
Famed Amarone producer Masi doesn’t just make powerful, pricey reds. Witness this minerally blend of Pinot Grigio with the far less well known, local Friulian variety Verduzzo.
2016 Hess Select Monterey County Chardonnay ($12)
Creamy pear notes and a judicious amount of oak spice make this Chardonnay from California’s cool Monterey region an excellent deal.
2016 J Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay ($14)
Ripe peach and tropical fruit notes abound in this full-bodied white. For those who like their Chardonnay in the richer and more creamy California style, this is a consistent winner.
2016 Sella & Mosca La Cala Vermentino ($13)
This Sardinian white has a seashell minerality to it, together with plenty of citrusy fruit. Grilled shrimp would be an ideal pairing.