Staff Pick White Wines Under $20

A delicious, reliable warm-weather pour doesn’t have to cost more than $20. You’re in good hands for the rest of the summer with these 14 picks from our staff.

L’Effet Papillon Blanc, Dom. Le Roc des Anges $13.96

This wine is as magical as a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. Aromatic, yet light on its feet. Grab it before it flits away. – Bambi Ray, Sales Manager

Montinore Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley $13.96

The palate is an even spread of citrus and stone fruit with minerality that doesn’t fade into the background. There is enough acidity to whet your palate or bind with seafood. Overall, it makes for a well-rounded bottle of wine. No more, no less, everything in its place. – Sam Davies, Senior Wines & Spirits Consultant

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine “Sélection,” Dom. des Cognettes $14.96

Muscadet deserves a permanent place in your home cellar or fridge. The “Selection” from Domaine des Cognettes is a killer wine for weeknight drinking. With a flavor profile that splits the difference between Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc you’ll find a wealth of mineral tones, green and white fruits and delicate floral notes. This would be phenomenal with a lobster salad with citrus, a monkfish filet with a butter-herb sauce, or with a dozen freshly shucked oysters. – Chung Park, Wines & Spirits Consultant

Pinot Grigio, Pullus $14.96

I was really not expecting a pink copper colored wine when I first poured this into my glass. Extended skin maceration and lees aging, plus a small portion of barrel maturation give this wine a beautiful pinkish hue and nice textured structure with a light crisp finish. – Josh Mizrahi, Sales Manager

“Pure” Viognier, Dom. de Brau $14.96

Sometimes Viognier can be weighty or feel oily on the palate. This wine is the opposite of that. It is fresh, lightweight, clean, & lively. If you want to explore the wines of Southern France, try this! – Bambi Ray, Sales Manager

Grüner Veltliner “Cool,” Dürnberg $16.96

Bright, fresh, mostly classic Grüner that comes in swinging with a bit more fruit but a bit lower alcohol (11.5%) then you’d expect from the grape. A perfect picnic wine, it’s refreshing on its own but will also pair with summer fruit salads, oysters, and grilled seafood. – Jon Miner, Senior Wines & Spirits Consultant

La Soif, Kientzler $16.96

This delicious blend of Auxerrois, Riesling and Muscat grapes is the newest wine from Alsace’s revered Domaine Kientzler. Ripe, vivacious fresh stone fruit, lightly floral, dry and refreshing, it stands alone beautifully as an aperitif, and would be a perfect match for a plate of shellfish or cheese. – Marc Mousky, Wines & Spirits Consultant

A Los Viñateros Bravos “Granitico” Blanco $16.96

This wine gleams with a vibrancy and energy all its own, aromas of fresh nectarine, juicy peach, orange blossom, with flavors of saline sea breezes and crunchy golden apple and citrus fruit that carry over a hefty granite minerality from its soils. – Jose Banegas, Wines & Spirits Consultant

Christina, Grüner Veltliner $16.96

Grüner Veltliner is considered a simple, fresh white wine and that is true here. But Christina has created a wine that has layers of flavors and concentration…I really like this wine! It’s hazy, with a pronounced yellow apple flavor, a pleasant yeasty finish, and a light effervescence. – Andrea Fraccari, Wines & Spirits Consultant

Neleman, Macabeo $18.96

A wonderfully tangy and opulent wine. This Valencian white has notes of tropical fruits and a crisp, citrus-like finish. It’s the perfect foil to manzanilla olives. – Teddy Daly, Wines & Spirits Consultant

Riesling “Winnings,” von Winning $18.96

This wine is just yum yum yum. It is everything that is great about Riesling—crisp, clean, mineral-driven with ripe fruit. What is so tantalizing about this wine is it strikes a perfect balance between sweet and dry, which just keeps me coming back for another sip, and another, until the whole bottle is gone. – Josh Mizrahi, Sales Manager

Lugana Cromalgo Corte Sermana $19.96

This wine is crisp and balanced with medium body. You can taste pear, citrus fruits and floral notes. A nutty finish makes this wine very intriguing. A perfect everyday wine! I would pair it with white meats. – Andrea Fraccari, Wines & Spirits Consultant

Luis Pato Vinhas Velhas Branco $19.96

From one of Portugal’s original iconoclast winemakers. Dried flowers and hay on the nose. Lush and silky feel with flavors of straw, poached pear, and citrus zest. – Chung Park, Wines & Spirits Consultant

Aslina, Chardonnay $19.96

All of Ntsiki Biyela’s wines are excellent, but I love the Chardonnay. It has an Old World, Burgundian vibe with notes of pear, citrus, wet stone, and a hint of oak. – Amy Miller, Wines & Spirits Consultant