Updated: Jun 9, 2020
Looking for great White Wines under $15? Me too! I’m always on the lookout for great value wines. You really don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy a high-quality wine and I’ve found 6 fantastic white wines at exceptional prices that I’d like to share with you.
And even though we are heading into the cooler months, there are plenty of Fall and Winter foods that will go great with these white wine selections. Let’s take a look.
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This wine is from Mosel, Germany where it all began for Riesling. This is a classic Riesling at a really great price. It’s an off-dry wine which means it has a hint of sweetness to it.
Because it has a bit of residual sugar, it will pair perfectly with hot spicy food like spicy chili or spicy Thai food. The slight sweetness of the wine tempers the spicy heat from the food and the spicy food makes the wine taste less sweet. Basically, they balance each other out.
Find out more about how to identify the sweetness levels of Riesling in this post.
The cool climate of Columbia Valley is ideal for Riesling. This wine is made of grapes from different vineyard sites around the region.
It is a medium-dry white wine. This means it has some residual sugar. The winery recommends pairing with fresh fruit, crab, mild cheeses, and chicken.
Notice that the fresh fruit and crab recommendations are sweet, rich foods. This is because foods with some sweetness will make the wine seem less sweet. Try it and see for yourself.
When you want a great Sauvignon Blanc, look to New Zealand. This one from Marlborough has the typical high acidity with fresh green notes.
Consider a winter pairing of seafood like scallops and clams prepared in an herbed tomato sauce. It will stand up to foods with a bit of spicy heat too.
It’s a great time to explore wines from Chile. They are producing some top-quality wines and they’ve got great prices to go with them.
Pair this Sauvignon Blanc with an herbed chicken and asparagus risotto.
This is a lightly oaked Chardonnay out of California at a really great price. This area can command hefty price tags for its Chardonnay, but sometimes you can find that diamond in the rough like this one.
This Chardonnay pairs well with roasted chicken and mushroom risotto. Or take a break from those heavy stews and meat dishes to have a light piece of herb-buttered fish with roasted squash or sweet potatoes.
This lightly oaked Chardonnay comes from the Languedoc region in southern France. While this isn’t the prime region of Burgundy or Chablis (known for Chardonnay), this region knows what they are doing and we get to benefit from reasonable prices.
Pair this wine with chicken alfredo or herbed roasted pork with roasted butternut squash. Delish!
Best White Wines Under $15 Wrap Up
Enjoy some of these great quality white wines from around the world. You won’t break the bank and they work well with a variety of Fall and Winter meals.
And make sure to warm up the wine a bit, if it’s been stored in the refrigerator. This will help the wine to open up and reveal all of its wonderful flavors and aromas.
One last thing, I’ve included links to these wines on Wine.com. If you link there, scroll down to find a wealth of information. They include notes from the winemaker about the wine, notes about the region where it’s produced, and notes about the varietal (ie. chardonnay, etc.). I really love how much information they share with wine consumers.