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Enjoying a glass of wine doesn’t have to be a splurge. There are so many options for affordable bottles (yes, even under $10) that taste like you spent more. We found the best cheap wine at big retailers, like Trader Joe’s where you’ll see more exclusive, private-label wines (aka more savings for shoppers). Some online sites like Wine.com and Drizly also generally give great deals on alcohol and shipping.
We rounded up the best cheap wine for any celebration, dinner party, or no occasion at all that won’t break the bank. We also made sure to include cost per ounce so that you know that you’re really getting the best deal. Bookmark this list for the next time you’re browsing through the bottles wondering which one to choose.
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The Best Cheap Wine That Won’t Break the Bank
Please note that prices may vary slightly depending on your store’s location. We especially noticed that Total Wine’s online prices often change slightly, though they promise the lowest prices for in-store purchases.
1. Love, Olivia Watermelon Wine
This blend (Trader Joe’s, $3.99) might feel like a summery wine, but it can be enjoyed all year round, especially if you like your drinks sweet. At under $4 for a 750 mL bottle, you’re paying $0.16 per ounce.
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2. Espiral Vinho Verde
Here’s a bottle (Trader Joe’s, $4.49) you won’t find anywhere else except for Trader Joe’s. It pairs well with food you’d enjoy on vacation — think mango slaw, fish tacos, or ripe fruit. For a 750 mL bottle, this costs $0.18 per ounce.
3. Cupcake Vineyards Chardonnay
Cupcake Vinyards’ Chardonnay (Walmart, $7.48) gets its rich and creamy flavors by fermenting it in barrels. This bottle is a balance between smooth and acidic with notes of melon, butter, and oak. After discounts, the cost per ounce is $0.29.
4. Menage a Trois Silk Red Wine
The reviews of Menage a Trois red blend (Walmart, $7.98) consistently say that this one is smooth and full of flavor. It’s a great choice for a dinner party or gathering where you need something that all guests will enjoy. If you’re a Walmart Plus member, you could be eligible for free shipping, too. The cost per ounce calculates to be $0.31.
5. Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
This cabernet (Total Wine, $8.97) comes from Napa Valley, a region known for its ideal conditions for producing a range of wines. Get the most out of this bottle by pairing it with a red meat dish. You’re paying $0.35 per ounce for a 750 mL bottle.
6. 2018 Ravenswood Vintners Blend Old Vine Zinfandel
This Ravenswood Zinfandel (Total Wine, $9.47) was aged for a year before it was bottled. You’ll get bright cherry and berry flavors in every sip, and it’s a wine that’s light enough to be paired with a hearty meal. The cost per ounce is $0.37 for a 750 mL bottle.
7. Bogle Petite Sirah
Petite Sirah (Total Wine, $9.97) is a cross between the Syrah grape and the Peloursin grape. Blackberry, blueberry, and dark chocolate flavors are prominent in this bottle, making it a great option for an affordable full-bodied wine. The cost per ounce is $0.39 for a 750 mL bottle.
8. San Gregorio Single Vineyard Las Martas Garnacha, 2020
This wine from Spain (Total Wine, $10.99) is on Total Wine’s Top 20 list, and we can see why. It’s tart and savory, featuring flavors of dark fruits like strawberry. The cost per ounce calculates to be $0.43. If you buy six bottles of these, you can drop the price to $9.89 per bottle.
9. Dark Horse Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Try this white wine (Wine.com, $10.99) if you’re looking for something light, refreshing, and crisp. It pairs well with seafood, a salad, or a dish with parsley or basil. You’re paying $0.43 per ounce for a 750 mL bottle.
10. King Maui Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Hailing from the Marlborough region of New Zealand, this Sauvignon Blanc (Total Wine, $11.99) features fruity flavors of grapefruit and melon. It’s an affordable option to pair with chicken and salmon or light desserts. The cost per ounce is $0.47.
11. Alamos Malbec 2021
Spice and vanilla come together to make this malbec (Wine.com, $11.99) velvety smooth. It has notes of dark fruits and goes well with a range of cuisines. Cost per ounce: $0.47.
12. Seaglass Pinot Noir
If you love Cabernet, try this affordable pinot noir (Vivino, $13.99). The strawberry and cherry flavors are balanced with an acidity that experts recommend pairing with an earthy meal like mushrooms or lamb. Cost per ounce: $0.52.
13. 2020 Pacificana Chardonnay
If you’re looking for a Chardonnay that’s rich and elegant, look no further than this one from Pacificana (Winc, $14.99). It has everything you love from a classic California Chardonnay that also has flavors of citrus, ripe apples, and vanilla. Pro-tip: if you have a Winc membership, you’ll get credits towards your purchase of any wine from their collection. If you buy four or more bottles, shipping is free. You’re paying $0.59 per ounce.
14. La Marca Prosecco
Bring this bottle of prosecco (Total Wine, $15.07) to celebrate any occasion. Its crisp flavor and blend of fruity notes are definitely something you’ll want to raise a glass to. This 750 mL bottle calculates to $0.59 per ounce. You can either pick it up in store or get it delivered to your door within two hours.
15. 2020 Cape Rouge Pinotage
Pinotage is a variety of wine that comes from South Africa. This bottle (Winc, $15.99) features the flavors of dark fruits with a hint of spice. You’ll pay $0.63 per ounce for a 750 mL bottle. For a limited time, you can drop the price down to $6.25 if you buy four bottles.
16. Bartendura Moscato
Bartendura wines (Drizly, $18.99) come from Italy, and this one is a light and refreshing drink that will please any palette. It is a classic Moscato that’s known for being bright and sweet with lemon acidity. At almost any store we find it, it always costs less than $20 for a bottle. The cost per ounce calculates to $0.75.