Best Wines For The Beach

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Best Wines for the Beach

All under $20

It’s getting easier to take wine to the beach. More and more recognized winemakers are putting quality and delicious wines into boxes. It’s the safest option for the sand, it is eco-friendly and the wine lasts for weeks. Try these…

Big House Red & Big House White

It’s a rebellious blend of non-traditional grapes that holds up in both bottle and box. These California wines are good for everyday drinking, with or without food. And for the skeptics, the party box is a great conversation starter, with funny jail-break scenes covering the box.

$19.99 a box-equals four 750ml bottles

Trader Joe’s Block

Go with the Shiraz. The wine is full of ripe berries and currants with a touch of black pepper. This is crowd pleaser that won’t hurt your budget.

$10 a box- equals four 750ml wine bottles

Volére Wine in a Purse

Who wouldn’t want to walk around with a purse full of wine? Volére is from Northern Italy. The Rosé is in a pink cardboard purse, and has hints of wild strawberries, raspberries and rose petals. This is meant to be a fun and flirty wine, don’t expect complexity.

$16.99 a purse- equals two 750ml wine bottles

Screw caps are another great option for the beach. It doesn’t mean the wine is cheap. It eliminates the chance of a bad cork ruining the wine, and it’s eco-friendly. That’s why well-known wineries from around the world are now using screw cap bottles. These wines will go great with beach food.

Mascata Vineyards “Rod” Chardonnay 2013

Refreshing and bursting with apple and tropical fruit. This Argentinean wine is more on the oaky side with a hint of vanilla. At first, there’s a strong taste of tart apple. After some cheese and fresh fruit, it has a nice velvety finish.


Pepi Chenin Blanc Viognier 2011

This wine is made in California and is perfect for a coastal picnic. It’s 66% Chenin Blanc, which is a highly acidic grape that’s used in sparkling wines, and 33% Viognier. There’s an instant taste of tropical fruit, peaches, and mineral notes for balance. It pairs well with all kinds of food you’ll want to bring to the beach including salads, pasta, and seafood.


Murphy-Goode Sauvignon Blanc The Fume 2013

This is a bright and citrusy wine with a hint of floral. Wine Enthusiast gave this Sauvignon Blanc 91 points, a best buy for the money. It’s light in color and taste, but versatile. This wine will stand out at a casual day at the beach, or an ocean view wedding. Murphy-Goode Winery is on the North Coast of California.


Buffalo Grove Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

A juicy Cab that is ready to drink with the best beach fare. Enjoy it with ribs, burgers, pasta salads, and even s’mores after sunset. This Santa Rosa wine hits you with ripe black cherries and cassis. It’s smooth and easy to drink.


Angeline Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot is great if you are bringing pizza to the beach. Angeline makes an affordable California Pinot that actually tastes like a Pinot. It’s a nice blend of strawberries, raspberries and cherry cola, and finishes with a hint of spice.


Courtney Benham Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

This is a Napa Cab that’s good for the price. It pairs nicely with any meat on the grill. Right away, you will taste the cherry and blackberries. It has a smooth finish. It’s not heavy and will be enjoyable on the sun-drenched sand.


And if you’re looking for an organic wine, here are a couple of my picks (screw-cap of course).

Bonterra Chardonnay 2012

The first taste is what you expect in a California Chardonnay. Oak and vanilla compliments the green apple and pear flavors. Enjoy with seafood chowder and vibrant green salads.

Our Daily Red 2013

A red table wine loaded with blackberries and black cherry flavors. Our Daily Red is on the lighter side, and pairs well with everything from cheese to barbeque. Sulfite or preservative-free wine doesn’t last as long, so the screw-cap keeps the air out of the bottle. This wine is also available in an eco-friendly 1.5L box.


-All wines priced at Total Wine & More and Trader Joe’s

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