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7 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.

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Joseph Drouhin Macon Villages 2017via wine.com

Joseph Drouhin Macon-Villages Chardonnay, France

$15

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.

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Cono Sur Organic Sauvignon Blanc, Chilevia conosur.com

Cono Sur Organic Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

$13

This widely available Chilean beauty is crisp and refreshing, making it a must for seafood dishes. It leads with vibrant citrus, the taste of fresh melon and a touch of fresh herbs.

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Yalumba Y Series Viognier, South Australiavia yalumba.com

Yalumba Y Series Viognier, South Australia

$10

With a generous full-bodied flavor and enticing aromas, it’s hard to resist Yalumba’s Y Series Viognier. Loaded with peach, apricot, heady honeysuckle and exotic lychee, this white wine is a winner for balmy summer evenings.

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Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, Italyvia santamargheritawines.com

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, Italy

$17

If you’re a pinot grigio lover, you’re probably well-acquainted with Santa Margherita. This crisp pinot grigio is wonderfully expressive with apple, pear and mouthwatering lemon. It may just be the best white wine to pair with your picnic.

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Vietti Moscato d'Asti Cascinetta, Italyvia vietti.com

Vietti Moscato d’Asti Cascinetta, Italy

$15

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.

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Stolpman Sauvignon Blanc, Californiavia wine.com

Stolpman Sauvignon Blanc, California

$20

This is a juicy Sauvignon blanc balanced by mouthwatering acidity and a stony minerality. Part tropical fruit, part citrus and softened by a bit of neutral oak aging, it’s a winning pairing with shrimp.

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Hirsch 'Hirschvergnugen' Grüner Veltliner, Austriavia weingut-hirsch.at

Hirsch ‘Hirschvergnugen’ Grüner Veltliner, Austria

$15

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.

Camille Berry
Part of the third generation in a family of restaurateurs, Camille was born with a passion for cooking and food. She embarked on a career in hospitality where she excelled as a sommelier and wine director. This hospitality experience has given her a wealth of first-hand knowledge about how to pair all manner of drinks with food—plus some serious kitchen skills. These days, she's hung up her wine key in favor of a pen and covers all aspects of food and drink.