Favorite Wines Under $10

I think it's completely approapriate that the day after Allison says goodbye, I write a post on wine. Coincidence? I think not.

If you follow me on Instagram, it should come as no surprise that I love myself some wine. I'm not sure if it's because we live in San Francisco or if I have finally achieved a mature palette, but I really enjoy wine. We have a ton of great wine shops here in SF, but I am not afraid to admit that I can get (and do, OFTEN) two of my favorite wines at our local Safeway. Why are these wines my favorites you ask? Welp, they are both delicious and UNDER $10 each.

Now, I love fancy wine as much as the next booze bag lady, but simply put, you don't always have to pay an arm and a leg when it comes to wine. I would be willing to bet that either of these wines would perform just as well, if not better, than some of their more expensive counterparts. Oh enough about the cost, let's learn about them.

Hess Chardonnay 
For a white wine, this is everything one needs. For Sauv Blac drinkers, I wouldn't shy away from giving this wine a try. It's smooth, creamy and simply delightful. I may or may not be wishing I had a glass of it right now!

Mark West Pinot Noir
This stuff is literally amazing. We brought a bottle to a friend's housewarming party and she confessed recently that she buys it in bulk now. Seriously such a good buy.

So I want to know, are there any other under $10 wines we all should be trying? Let me know in the comments section!


  1. Love an inexpensive good wine! Great recommendations! I've also found a lot of good Malbecs under $10 as well !

    Haute Child in the City

  2. ANY wine by 14 Hands - the cab, the merlot (I don't normally even like merlots) and their red/white blends are amaze! On multiple occasions, I have had more cultured wine-o's rave about this label and watched their jaw drop when they learn it retail's for $9.99 (some sell for $12.99).

    Also, Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rose retails for $12.99 and it's worth the "splurge" in the summer months. I discovered it at a wine bar - it's a chilled red wine - and it is so refreshing without being too sweet, which I can't stand.

    Also, that Mark West Pinot is a very dear friend of mine. Great recommendation! Cheers!

  3. I'll have to try that chardonnay! Love that Mark West. Like Chelsea we drink a lot of inexpensive Malbecs (Almos is a favorite!). Trader Joe's has some amazing wines under $10 too! Now I'm thirsty.... :)

  4. I recommend anything by the Naked Grape, they make really enjoyable and inexpensive wines. I've tried the chardonnay, pinot grigio (which I don't usually like, but really liked in this case), pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon http://www.thenakedgrapewine.com/

  5. I need to pick up both of those! I love me some wine too!

  6. Oh I love inexpensive wine finds! yum, pinot noir is my favorite!


  7. My absolute favorite red is from Big House (yep, its boxed but try it, its INCRED), its simply called "Reds" and is a blend. Super inexpensive too! I bring it to parties and everyone is hooked ;)

  8. Will have to try that Pinot Noir one of these days. It may be a new favorite waiting for me to taste. Will get the Chardonnay for a friend. And when I say "friend", it will probably involve me drinking most of it with her as well. Haha! Thanks for the tip! Cheers!


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