Wine doesn’t have to be expensive to be delicious. The average wine drinker isn’t drinking wine that’s over 50 dollars with dinner. It’s about time we made this myth disappear. We’ve compiled a list of the best regions that produce delicious yet inexpensive wine. Try one or try them all!
Santa Barbara, California
The first wine region we’re going to explore is right here in the United States. Unlike other California regions, Santa Barbara is the go-to region for many when they want an exceptional wine without the hefty price tag. This area creates delicious, swoon-worthy wines, but the cost won’t break the bank.
The Santa Barbara Chardonnay is a “can’t miss” wine. You should also pick up a bottle of Pinot Noir from this wine country. It’s some of the finest in the world, and it won’t disappoint you.
Want to know a secret? Piedmont, Italy, is home to some of the most delicious wines in the world. You can buy an inexpensive wine from this region, like Freisa, Piemonte Barbera, and Dolcetto, and know it won’t disappoint. You’ll taste complexity and incredible flavors for excellent price points.
One famous wine from this region is Piemonte. It’s more of a “what the locals drink” wine than the expensive Barolos that the US exports from Italy.
If you’re a lover of bubbles, the Bordeaux region has perfected the sparkling wine. They use a process similar to Champagne that doesn’t have a high price tag. So you can enjoy your sparkling wine guilt-free. What a great value!
If you’re on the hunt for a crowd-pleaser, pick up a bottle of sparkling wine from the Bordeaux region. It will be a hit all night long!
La Rioja, Spain
Spain is a beautiful country full of life, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine. You can add inexpensive and excellent wine to that list—winemakers in this region fuse earthy flavors with bold spices and fruity notes.
Many wines from La Rioja, Spain, are great for aging, but if you slow down your search, you’ll likely find a lovely wine for a great value.
WTSO has amazing special wine offers for those who want luxurious wines without the price. In fact, you’ll find some inexpensive wines from the incredible regions mentioned above on the list. Happy sipping!