7 Amazing White Wines You Need To Have on Hand

This is a comprehensive list of white wines that will satisfy any palette. There is something for everyone on this list. The following wines are great for anytime of the year and can complement a variety of occasions. Let’s get on to the list to find your next bottle of white wine.

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Must-Haves for Serving White Wines

1. Bergliebe, Baden, Germany

Variety: Riesling 

Soil: sandstone and limestone 

Tasting Notes: off-dry, citrus, green apple, touch of minerality 

This is an extremely versatile Riesling. Offer this to an avid wine drinker or someone who swears they don’t like wine. It’s surprising and fresh. Enjoy this wine on its own on a warm evening or try it paired with light seafood or a veggie forward salad!

Nägelsförst Bergliebe Riesling Trocken

2. Why Not, Red Misket 2022 Thracian Valley, Bulgaria

Varietal: Red Misket 

Soil: clay and sandy 

Tasting Notes: grapefruit, white floral, crisp citrus 

This is a white wine you will want to have as an aperitif or with light fish. The complexity of it can match up with Southeast Asian flavor profiles as well. “Why not?” is a great name for this wine because you should just say yes to drinking it or just ask yourself “why mot?”. Keep it on hand and you will not regret it. 

3. Oceano, Chardonnay Spanish Springs Vineyard, CA

Varietal: Chardonnay 

Soil: dry sandstone and shale

Tasting Notes: peach, lime, jasmine, tropical fruits 

This is not your typical California Chardonnay here. This is going to be dry but not big, buttery and oaked. Think more refreshing and crisp. This is something to brighten up the palette more than coat it. Enjoy this wine with a flavorful chicken dish or a heftier fish dish. A great staple Chardonnay to have in your wine cellar. 

4. Gerard Millet, Chene Marchand Sancerre Loire, FR 

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc 

Soil: clay, chalky limestone

Tasting Notes: mineral, lemon zest, herbaceous, wet stone

Gerard Millet vineyards is practicing organic farming practices and specializes in sauvignon blanc as most of the upper Loire Valley does. If you are a white wine drinker, but have never tried Sancerre, this would be an outstanding one to start with. It has a little bit more body to it than the previous three wines. Try it extra chilly on a hot day and you will be a Sancerre drinker from that point on.

5. Devium Weathereye Vineyards Roussanne Walla Walla, OR

Varietal: Roussanne

Soil: dry silt, sand, gravel

Tasting Notes: orange, apricot, brioche dough

This wine is getting to the more complex section of white wines. You might need a broader palette to enjoy all that this Roussanne has to offer. Because of the unique tasting notes in this wine your food pairing can get pretty adventurous. If you have something spicy or that is incorporating some savory warm spices, this white wine is going to be a good friend.

Devium WeatherEye Vineyard Roussanne 2019

6. Domaine Berthet-Rayne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rhone, FR

Varietals: Clairette, Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc

Soil: clay, limestone, pebble

Tasting Notes: herbaceous, floral, strawberry, earthy

This is a really fun and full bodied Rhone Valley white wine. It is going to be the white wine that can stand up to meat heavy dishes. It is going to compliment hearty seafood like an Ahi tuna steak. A big wine for big flavors. It can also be a stand alone wine if you like a bigger dry white wine.

7. Vincent Paris Vin de Pays de l’Ardeche Granit Blanc Rhone, FR

Varietals: Viognier, Roussanne

Soil: clay, limestone, pebble

Tasting Notes: stone fruit, floral, light acidity

Another white wine coming from the Rhone Valley, because they are so dang good. This wine is medium to full bodied making is a white that wants to be enjoyed with a big savory bite of food. If you pull this white wine out for a dinner party to accompany a hearty pasta dish, your dining companions will be asking for the wine details.

For more wine suggestions read 12 Wines You Need To Be Serving Right Now and 7 Orange Wines You Want To Drink This Spring.

Also read up on some after dinner drinks you can’t miss out on in The Best Guide to 9 Satisfying After Dinner Drinks.

Start working your way through this list and you will be finding some top faves among them. There is a wine (or two) for everyone to enjoy here. The lightest being the first on the list and the heaviest the last. Use this information to help you find the right bottle out of all these white wines.

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