11 Best White Wines Under $20
To find the best white wine, look for a bottle that's affordable enough to enjoy—and tasty enough to impress.
Burgundy on a budget? Yes, please! This is a lovely Chardonnay from the Macon region of southern Burgundy. It boasts plenty of green apple, lemon, white tree blossoms, almond, a hint of toast and vanilla notes. If you ask us, it’s perfect alongside a roast chicken.
Not to be confused with sweet moscato, Muscadet is the ultimate wine with oysters (or any seafood, really). It’s zesty, crisp with a lemony-salty character that’s just magical with any fruits de mer.
Let’s stay in Italy a moment with this exquisite Moscato d’Asti. Lightly sweet with irresistible notes of roses, ginger, and perfectly ripe peach, this Moscato has a slight fizz to it but isn’t fully sparkling. Enjoy it on its own as a drinkable dessert or with summer fruits.
If you like Sauvignon blanc but are in the mood for something a little different, check out the classic Austrian grape Grüner Veltliner. Hirsch makes outstanding examples produced from biodynamically farmed grapes. (It’s essentially next-level organic.) This particular wine tastes of crisp yellow apple and pear, citrus peel and white pepper.
Chenin blanc originally hails from France but has found a new home in South Africa’s vineyards. Chardonnay fans will love Chenin. This example from Ken Forrester is all rich pineapple and apricot, honey, spice and vanilla.