If you’re like me and always on the go (or just afraid to branch out because you’ve been burned too many times by bad bottles of wine), it’s SO convenient to have a list of solid wines under $15 that you can find almost anywhere.
Sometimes you just don’t want to roll the dice! You want to know what you’re getting for your hard-earned money and that’s totally understandable.
These bottles are inexpensive and you can find them at the majority of groceries stores. They’e great if you want an easy table wine or a wine for a party since they’re all crowd pleasers.
So without further ado, here are ten reliably good wines you can find almost anywhere for under $15 (assuming you don’t live in the boonies).
1. 19 Crimes Red Blend $8-$11
An inexpensive but really nice red blend from Australia that does more than your average bottle of wine — it’s also a companion!
Well, sort of. It has one of those living labels that will talk to you if you download an app. Seriously.
It’s very fruit-forward, bold, and jammy — which usually isn’t my thing — but it has enough acidity and structure to balance out the fruitiness. I also think the marketing is cheeky and fun, so that definitely gives the brand an edge in my book.
Wine snobs might say it’s not the best food wine in the world because it’s almost too chuggable and juice-like, but if you’re looking for a house red that will please almost anyone, this is a great choice.
2. Josh Pinot Gris $11-$15
I’ll admit, I was skeptical when Josh wine started its marketing crusade — it seemed a little risky to hinge a wine brand on Father’s Day of all holidays.
But I was impressed with this wine and can get behind anyone who tries to popularize Pinot Gris since it’s one of my fave varietals!
This bottle is well balanced and has a nice Alsatian/old-world quality that makes it stand out from the rest of Pinot Gris’ on the market at similar price points. Lots of tropical fruit and a round body make it a lovely dinner wine if you’re looking to pay just a little over $10 for a bottle.
3. Casal Garcia Vinho Verde White $7-$9
One of the cheapest and best summer white wines around. Vinho Verde is generally pretty cost effective, and this one is no exception.
This Vinho Verde is crisp, slightly effervescent, and lower in ABV, which makes it perfect for the beach or poolside. And if you’re into wine spritzers, this bottle is perfection with a little added fizz and fruit.
4. Evodia Garnacha $8-$10
A lovely medium-bodied red from Spain that won’t break the bank. Garnacha/Grenache is ALWAYS a crowd pleaser because it plays well with so many dishes, and it’s more fun than your everyday Merlot.
It’s a drier, earthier wine than say, 19 Crimes, but it still has enough fruit to satisfy a broad range of palates.
5. Campo Viejo Rioja Tempranillo $10-$12
One of my favorite wines for fall!
I’ve never met anyone (don’t you dare be the first) who didn’t like Tempranillo and this is a great value bottle.
Fruity with warm spices and a little bit of vanilla — it’s super drinkable and way more interesting than any Cabernet Sauvignon at the same price point in my humble opinion.
6. Matua Sauvignon Blanc $9-$13
I have a love-hate relationship with Sauvignon Blanc. It was the first type of wine I ever really drank, but now I feel like most bottles are punching me in the face with citrus.
That being said, this bottle is more balanced than most and doesn’t instantly smack you over the head with grapefruit. (I mean, it does, but less so than most).
Overall, Matua is a great value and I’d be remiss not to include at least one decent Sauvignon Blanc on this list.
7. Erath Pinot Noir $13-$15
I’m giving Oregon a lot of love on this list, but I can’t help it — they’re making good stuff and an Oregon Pinot for under $15 is a steal.
This wine is bright with red fruits, soft tannins, and a silky texture. It’s lighter-bodied than most New World Pinot Noirs, but still has a ton of flavor and will go well with so many different dishes.
8. A to Z Chardonnay $12-$15
Much like Sauvignon Blanc, I can’t deny the popularity of Chardonnay.
And don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Chardonnay — it’s one of my favorite varietals. It’s just extremely difficult to find a decent bottle at the store that’s not oaked out the wazoo.
Although winemakers in the USA are starting to use less oak and leaning toward a more balanced expression of Chardonnay, it’s still hard to find a good, non-oaky bottle at a decent price point.
All of that said, this particular bottle is super decent. It’s unoaked, so it’s more crisp and refreshing than buttery, but it still has the characteristic round texture people love about Chardonnay with notes of honey and white fruits.
9. Trapiche Malbec $7-$11
This is an easy wine to love and is seriously EVERYWHERE. I can’t escape Trapiche and have been a loyal patron of this brand for years.
The Malbec is dry while being rich and robust, and it’s true enough to the Argentinian style for most people — lots of cherry, vanilla, and spice.
If you’re a Malbec person, this is a perfect everyday wine that won’t break the bank.
10. Gruet Brut $12-$15
This wine surprised me when it first entered the scene — Gruet is a big brand from New Mexico (of all places), and it’s undeniably enjoyable.
It checks all of the bubbly boxes: full-bodied, mouth-filling bubbles, nice acidity, vanilla, tropical fruit. Although a little pricier at grocery store chains like Harris Teeter, it’s $12 if you buy directly on the Gruet website and generally retails for around $14 at Total Wine.
And there you have it! Ten great wines for $15 or less that you can pick up at most stores or online. Have you tried any of these? ALL of them? Did I totally blank and miss an incredible bottle that’s your go-to? Comment below and let me know 🙂