It’s rolling into that time of year… where it’s warm enough to start sitting on porches at the end of the day and enjoying the longer daylight hours. 

We think that crisp, refreshing, easy-drinking and affordable wines make the best porch-sippers. After all, you shouldn’t have to think too hard about what’s in your glass and it should be nice even without any food. It also helps to have a slightly lower alcohol % if the objective is sitting, sipping and enjoying..!

Leave the complex and more expensive wines for dinner. When you just want to sit on the porch and sip a chilled glass of something, we think these seven wines (all between $14-$25/bottle) work perfectly! 

Martinshof Zum Martin Sepp Grüner Veltliner 1L 2018, Weinland, Austria, $14.99  

Fresh, light-bodied, clean, with notes of lemon and green apple.  

Joao Portugal Ramos Alvarinho 2015, Vinho Verde, Portugal, $13.99  

White grapefruit zest and floral nose, white peach, mineral  

Lieu Dit Melon 2017, Santa Ynez Valley, CA, $23.99  

 Bone-dry, bright, crisp, and delicious. Slate, crushed rock, lime, and white flowers  

Matthiasson ‘Tendu’ White 2016 1L, California, $21.99  

Notes of pear, slate, apricot pit, and sea salt. Stony, light, and crisp.   

Cardedu ‘Nuo’ Vermentino 2016, Sardegna, Italy, $21.99  

Sea salt, sage, basil, rosemary, cedar, lemon.  

Ameztoi Rubentis Rosé 2018, Getariako Txakolina, Spain, $20.99  

Fresh, bright, dry, summer strawberries, candied red fruit  

Jean-Paul Brun FRV100 ‘Terres Dorées’ NV, Beaujolais, France, $22.99  

Frizzante rosé of Gamay, vibrant and fresh on the palate. Aromas of raspberries and cherries, a hint of sweetness, low in alcohol.