Which wines offer the best bang for your buck? We are always looking for value, and as a wine retailer, it is a question we are constantly asking. Along the way, we’ve learned a few things that have helped us put together a fantastic offering of great wines under $30.
Read along to learn more about what to look for when choosing wine under $30 as well as some fantastic suggestions to try from our online store.
How To Find A Great Wine Under $30
How do you find a great wine under $30? It’s not an exact science, but in general, explore, explore, explore. It’s one of the best and easiest ways to find yourself a great wine under $30. Here are some other tips on how to find a great wine for a great price:
- Look for wines in less popular regions.
- Ask for recommendations from your wine/sommelier friends.
- Join a wine club in town.
- Don’t be afraid to try new wine to discover hidden gems.
For the best value on a wine under $30, you’re going to have to look for wines outside the most popular regions. Burgundy, Bordeaux, Piedmont, Napa Valley, and many other popular wine regions around the world come with the most demand, and prices will always be higher where demand is higher.
Some of our favorite places to get the most bang for your buck are (generally speaking) Portugal, Spain, Austria, and Greece where there are some absolute steals. And even though France and Italy are two of the biggest wine producers in the world, there are still great deals to be found within those countries.
If you’re a French wine lover looking for a deal then you probably won’t find it in Burgundy or Bordeaux. But Beaujolais, Savoie, the South West and Languedoc/Roussillon are still brimming with affordable, quality wines. Even the Loire valley has some truly wonderful wines for under $30. Sancerre might have become too expensive, but Menetou-Salon or the larger Touraine appellation still offer plenty of value.
In Italy, you may struggle to find value in Piemonte, but the Alto Piemonte? Yes please. This region is located to the north of Piemonte in the foothills of the Alps and produces some beautiful Nebbiolo that is still affordable.
Here’s a look at some of our favorite value-priced wines that are delicious and affordable.
Best Everyday Reds Under $30
For an easy-to-drink, everyday red that pairs well with dinner, try these red wines:
Thymiopoulos ‘Young Vines’ Xinomavro, Naoussa, Greece - $21
Diego Conterno Barbera d’Alba ‘Ferrione’, Piedmont, Italy - $23
Frontonio El Casetero Garnacha, Campo de Borja, Spain - $13
Paul Durdilly Beaujolais, Beaujolais, France - $16
Dirk Niepoort ‘Twisted’ Tinto, Douro, Portugal - $20
Best Everyday Whites Under $30
Here are some delicious options for the best everyday white wines under $30:
Domaine Les Chezeaux Menetou-Salon, Loire, France - $21
Cantine Olivello Lacryma Christi Del Vesuvio Bianco, Campania, Italy - $21
Bernabeleva Camino de Navaherreros Blanco, Vinos de Madrid, Spain - $19
Zarate Albariño, Rias Baixas, Spain - $26
Bisci Verdicchio di Matelica, Marche, Italy - $20
Best Everyday Sparkling Wine Under $30
If you’re looking for the best everyday sparkling wine under $30 that will impress, check these out:
Filipa Pato 3B Blanc de Blancs, Bairrada, Portugal - $22
Lambert de Seyssel ‘Petit Royal’ Brut, Savoie, France - $23
Jansz Premium Cuvee Sparkling Wine, Tasmania, Australia - $27
Punta Crena Lumassina Frizzante, Liguria, Italy - $25
Special Occasion Wine Under $30
For those special occasions, like birthdays and anniversaries, check out our wine under $30 options:
Antonio Vallana Spanna, Colline Novaresi, Italy - $28
Regis Bouvier Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France - $30
Domaine Borgeot Bourgogne Blanc Clos de la Carbonade, Burgundy, France - $27
Clos Uroulat ‘Cuvee Marie’ Jurancon Sec, South West, France - $27
Keep an eye out for new wines under $30 featured in our online shop.