My Favorite Under $30 Wine + Link-Up!

Guys--I am REALLY excited about today's post! It's a little different for me especially for my Wednesday content. I don't know why I never thought to do a post about my favorite wines especially since wine is a very big passion of mine (not in a "it's a problem kind of way lol). We are really fortunate that where we live we have access to SO many wineries within an hour or two. There are a bunch of great wineries north of us in/around Frederick, MD and there are TONS in the mid-lower part of VA. When we lived in VA visiting a vineyard was one of our favorite weekend outings!

We had a trip booked to Napa last year but ended up canceling since our move from Boston overlapped with the trip. At this rate, once travel is open, I think we should just go big and go to Tuscany! Ok anyway--diving into the actual post.

Breaking down my favorites--I tried to only pick brands that I think are pretty widely accessible (leaving out some of the local wineries we love but if you're ever in the DMV feel free to message/email me if you want recommendations). 

Las Rocas - My #1 favorite wine, a red blend from Spain. Very smooth with all the oaky flavor I love! Unfortunately, I haven't found a local store yet that sells this but we had no problem when we were living in Boston. I am determined to find it this year!
Coppola Malbec - I am ALMOST exclusively a Malbec drinker when it comes to red (I do dabble in Pinot Noir & other blends sometimes). This is my absolute favorite! So smooth and rich.
Bodega Norton Malbec - Aside from Coppola, I tend to lean towards Argentinian Malbec and this one is amazing for the price. So rich in flavor and all the spice you love in a Malbec.
La Crema Pinot Noir - The first time I tried this wine it wasn't my favorite but it has definitely grown on me and now I love it! Also very smooth & full-bodied. I also discovered I specifically like the one from Monterrey. If you're a big Pinot Noir girl I highly recommend.
Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon - I think this is a fan favorite for many! I love that this one has that spice but super full-bodied taste. It's also very affordable for the quality.

[Disclaimer: Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Grigio only! I don't like any other white wine.]
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc - My ride or die when it comes to white wine! So citrusy/crisp. 
Justin Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc-This is another super crisp white wine but I find it a little fruitier than the Kim Crawford. So yum!
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc-You can't go wrong with this one! Definitely has that citrus/acidic taste but is so drinkable and smooth.

Whispering Angel-By far the best rosé on the market that I have tried! So crisp without being too sour or too sweet. I also love giving this as a gift.
Summer in a Bottle-Definitely a close second to Whispering Angel and the bottle is like a work of art!
Cote des Roses-A more budget friendly option that still tastes high quality and also has such an adorable bottle. 
Summer Water - I got a coupon code for Winc and this was one of the wines I selected. I have contemplated getting a subscription just so I can get this rosé monthly! It is awesome. So refreshing & crisp.

What are some of your favorite wines? I would love to know!

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  1. Once everything is open you should absolutely go big and head to Italy! I love the cardigan! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  2. What a great idea for a post. And thanks for the feature! Cheers!

  3. I enjoy wineries even though I am not much of a wine drinker. Hubby and I celebrated our anniversary by visiting a local vineyard this September.

  4. Such a FUN post! And yay for local wineries, and I agree you should go big and head to Tuscany once we can again <3

    Green Fashionista

  5. Wineries are my favorite to visit! The ambiance is unmatched and there's always something fun to try. Tuscany would be a dream to visit for sure!

    Maureen |

  6. That's so fun you live in such close proximity of so many wineries! I can't wait to start exploring wineries when I turn 21 in November... Love your outfit, too!

    Miles of smiles,

  7. Very cool to be close to wineries! I have one not too far from us too- and never think of going- I will now! Thanks for this fun post. xx

  8. How fun to review wines! I used to be all about whites, now I like reds. They're all good!

  9. Who doesn't love a good glass of wine! I have a friend who swears by Malbecs that is all she drinks lol. And love the photos here too!

    Allie of

  10. Give me all the wine, please and thank youuuu! Loving this roundup. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge