15 Delicious White Wines Perfect for Holiday Meal Pairings

Better stock up for your holiday feasts.

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Whether you're sipping refreshing and juicy pinot grigio or a snappy, citrusy sauvignon blanc, a glass of chilled white wine is a perfectly versatile beverage for virtually any season. We've rounded up the best white wines that are delicious year-round, but especially during the holiday season. Cheers!

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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017
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$34.00

New Zealand is known for its crisp, juicy sauvignon blanc, and this Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough is a delicious example of what this region is all about. With its luscious aroma of pink grapefruit and lime zest and enough acidity to make your mouth water, this soft yet zippy wine pairs well goat's milk cheeses, panzanella salad, and fresh pasta served in creamy sauces.

More: Our Favorite Red Wines That Are Affordable, Too

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Alamos Torrontes 2017
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$9.99

Crisp, bright, and bursting with tropical fruity notes, this torrontés from Argentina's Salta region — a mountainous place that's home to some of Argentina's highest vineyards — is a versatile wine at a great value. Pair this one with spicy empanadas, hearty stews, or grilled fish for a crowd-pleasing combo this winter.

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Gazela Vinho Verde
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$7.99

Spanish and Portuguese white wines are on the rise, with a special focus on a younger variety called vinho verde. Light, crisp, and just slightly fizzy, this fun white wine stimulates the palate and is practically screaming to be paired with raw oysters or a fresh seafood appetizer. 

Oh, and did we mention that this white wine is under $10? Your wallet can thank us later!

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Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc
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$14.99

With notes of ripe melon, fresh-cut grass, and tart green apple, this sauvignon blanc from South Africa is incredibly refreshing. This approachable yet intriguing white wine is super food-friendly and plays nicely with raw oysters, pasta with fresh pesto, and warm goat cheese salads. Stock up and get ready to wow your dinner guests!

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Cavit Pinot Grigio
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With light and refreshing flavors of citrus, green apple, and a touch of marzipan, it's really no surprise that this super refreshing and food-friendly pinot grigio is one of the top-selling bottles of white wine in the country. You can pair this wine with virtually anything, though we think it tastes best served alongside grilled seafood, risotto, and fresh pasta.

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Outlot 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

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$19.99
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This incredibly fresh sauvignon blanc is bursting with notes of tart citrus and juicy peach. What stands out most distinctly about this wine is its gorgeous aroma, which smells like wet grass and basil. It'll have you thinking about the end of summertime, but it can be sipped during any season.

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Protea Chenin Blanc

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$18.99
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With a ripe melon aroma and notes of fresh white peach, this light, fruity, super easygoing chenin blanc is perfect to pair with fresh salads, charcuterie, or simple appetizers. Plus, the bottle doubles as a gorgeous vase after you're done sipping.

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Charles Smith CasaSmith ViNO 2015 Pinot Grigio

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$16.99
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Bursting with juicy melon notes but finishing with a mellow hint of minerality, this crisp Washington State pinot grigio has a surprising amount of depth and complexity for its super budget-friendly price point.

If you're looking for an easy-going yet totally delicious table wine for a dinner party, this juicy white wine tastes great paired with appetizers like grilled pizza, pasta with fresh pesto, and feta cheese.

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Château Souverain 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

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$11.99
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Medium-bodied, crisp, and tangy, this 2016 Château Souverain sauvignon blanc has a luscious and vibrant aroma of pink grapefruit, basil, and lime zest. Unabashedly acidic and dry, this wine will leave your mouth watering. Pair this fresh and zingy option with soft goat's milk cheeses, Panzanella salad, and fresh green herbs.

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Proud Pour 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

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If you're looking for the perfect white wine to pair with oysters, check out this pick with a noble environmental cause from Proud Pour. Every time you buy a bottle of this North Coast sauvignon blanc, 100 wild oysters are restored to local waters, ultimately helping to filter gallons of ocean water a day, protect coastlines from erosion, and rebuild habitats for thousands of other sea species. Now that's a pairing you can feel good about.

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White Girl Family Time Is Hard Pinot Grigio

$18.99
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From the makers of the beloved White Girl Rosé comes this simultaneously hilarious and delicious Family Time is Hard pinot grigio. We recommend bringing a case bottle of this bad boy to your next family function, especially if the in-laws are in town.

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Charles Smith Kung Fu Riesling

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$11.49
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This riesling from Washington's Columbia Valley is packed with ripe and tangy citrus notes, with just enough acidity to keep your mouth watering after each sip. Pair this with creamy cheese dishes like baked Brie or a warm goat cheese salad.

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Dark Horse Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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$9.99
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This sauvignon blanc from California's Dark Horse Winery is packed with fresh herbaceous notes, and it has a ripe grapefruit flavor. At an incredibly affordable price point, you'll want to stock up on a few bottles of this stuff.

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La Crema Pinot Gris

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$20.00
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For a well-balanced, flavorful, and easy-going pinot gris, pop open a bottle of La Crema at your next dinner party. The citrus notes and mineral undertones make this a versatile and food-friendly wine for virtually any occasion. Pair this with lightly sauced garlicky pastas, chicken tacos, and grilled salmon.

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Grüner Veltliner Handwerk Reinhard Waldschutz

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$12.96
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If you haven't dabbled in Austrian wines, consider this bottle of Grüner Veltliner your gateway bottle. With aromas of fresh herbs, white pepper, and citrus, this is a super versatile and refreshing blend to pair with any fresh seafood or salad dish.

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