List Page Learn About Content Graphic

White Wine

Learn about white wine — the range of styles, how it’s made and more ...

undefined, null

What are the types of white wine?

From lean and crisp to oaky and buttery, white wine comes in an array of styles and is produced in almost every wine region of the world. Although only about 25 pale-skinned grapes make the majority of the white wine produced, hundreds of native varieties are important not only to local culture, but to the diversity of the global wine world. White wine styles range from a simple and refreshing aperitif to a robust accompaniment to a hearty meal and some of the best can age for decades.

How is white wine made?

To preserve freshness, aromatics and primary fruit flavors, white wines are often fermented at cooler temperatures than reds. Unlike red winemaking, the colorless juice is not typically left in contact with the grape skins during the fermentation process. The winemaker has the choice to encourage or prevent malolactic fermentation, which turns the tart acidity of grape juice into the softer, creamier flavors of wine. Another important decision when making white wine is whether and how to use oak—the barrels’ age, provenance and time holding the wine all help to determine the final style, in terms of both flavor and texture.

What gives white wine its color?

White wines can vary in color from nearly clear lemon-green to medium gold to pale orange or almost light brown, depending on grape variety, winemaking methods and age.

How do you serve white wine?

Ideally for storing white wine in any long-term sense, it should be at cellar temperature, about 55F. For serving, cool white wine down to about 45F to 55F. (Most refrigerators are colder than this.) As for drinking white wines, the best white wine glasses have a stem and a narrow bowl large enough to allow swirling without spilling.

How long does white wine last?

Opened, a bottle of white wine will stay fresh in the refrigerator for a couple of days to a week, maybe longer. Unopened, white wines stay good for one year to, in some cases, several decades. Assessing how long to hold on to a bottle is a complicated science. If you are planning to strategically store white wine, seek the advice of a wine professional.

Filter by
192 Items
192 Items
  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
    Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2020
    Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
      4.2 353 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $15.99
      Try the
      20
      15 99
      Save $4.01 (20%)
    • Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
      Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020
      Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
      • WS93
      • JS92
      • D92
      • V91
      4.4 129 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $29.99
      Try the
      29 99
      29 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
      Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2020
      Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
        4.3 160 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $18.99
        Try the
        18 99
        18 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
        Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2020
        Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
        • WW90
        • WS90
        4.1 87 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $11.99
        Try the
        13
        11 99
        Save $1.01 (8%)
      • La Playa Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
        La Playa Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2020
        Sauvignon Blanc from Curico Valley, Chile
        • TP91
        • JS90
        3.8 58 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $10.99
        Try the
        10 99
        10 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
        Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020
        Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
          4.1 187 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $13.99
          Try the
          13 99
          13 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2020  Front Label
          Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2020
          Pinot Gris/Grigio from Italy
            4.6 11 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $25.99
            Try the
            25 99
            25 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Dr. Loosen Dr. L Riesling 2020  Front Label
            Dr. Loosen Dr. L Riesling 2020
            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
              4.6 37 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $14.99
              Try the
              14 99
              14 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
              Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc 2020
              Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
              • JS92
              • WS92
              • V90
              • D90
              • RP90
              4.2 46 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $17.99
              Try the
              20
              17 99
              Save $2.01 (10%)
            • Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
              Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc 2020
              Sauvignon Blanc from North Coast, California
              • WS92
              • WW91
              • WE90
              4.2 9 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $27.99
              Try the
              27 99
              27 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Cavit Pinot Grigio 2020  Front Label
              Cavit Pinot Grigio 2020
              Pinot Gris/Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
                4.1 38 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $9.99
                Try the
                9 99
                9 99
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Ziobaffa Organic Pinot Grigio 2020  Front Label
                Ziobaffa Organic Pinot Grigio 2020
                Pinot Gris/Grigio from Puglia, Italy
                  4.6 39 Ratings
                  Currently Unavailable $12.99
                  Try the
                  12 99
                  12 99
                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                • Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc - Viognier 2020  Front Label
                  Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc - Viognier 2020
                  Other White Blends from Clarksburg, Yolo County, California
                    4.0 77 Ratings
                    Currently Unavailable $13.99
                    Try the
                    16
                    13 99
                    Save $2.01 (13%)
                  • Chloe Pinot Grigio 2020  Front Label
                    Chloe Pinot Grigio 2020
                    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
                      0.0 0 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $12.99
                      Try the
                      17
                      12 99
                      Save $4.01 (24%)
                    • Domaine du Colombier Chablis Petit Chablis 2020  Front Label
                      Domaine du Colombier Chablis Petit Chablis 2020
                      Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
                        4.6 19 Ratings
                        Currently Unavailable $23.99
                        Try the
                        23 99
                        23 99
                        Save $0.00 (0%)
                      • Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
                        Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2020
                        Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
                          4.2 32 Ratings
                          Currently Unavailable $13.99
                          Try the
                          13 99
                          13 99
                          Save $0.00 (0%)
                        • Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
                          Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc 2020
                          Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
                          • JS90
                          4.3 44 Ratings
                          Currently Unavailable $12.99
                          Try the
                          12 99
                          12 99
                          Save $0.00 (0%)
                        • Ponga Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
                          Ponga Sauvignon Blanc 2020
                          Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
                            3.8 19 Ratings
                            Currently Unavailable $12.99
                            Try the
                            12 99
                            12 99
                            Save $0.00 (0%)
                          • La Chapelle du Bastion Picpoul de Pinet 2020  Front Label
                            La Chapelle du Bastion Picpoul de Pinet 2020
                            Picpoul from Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc, South of France, France
                              4.5 21 Ratings
                              Currently Unavailable $13.99
                              Try the
                              13 99
                              13 99
                              Save $0.00 (0%)
                            • Zuccardi Serie A Torrontes 2020  Front Label
                              Zuccardi Serie A Torrontes 2020
                              Torrontes from Salta, Argentina
                              • RP91
                              0.0 0 Ratings
                              Currently Unavailable $16.99
                              Try the
                              16 99
                              16 99
                              Save $0.00 (0%)
                            • Matua Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
                              Matua Sauvignon Blanc 2020
                              Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
                                4.1 170 Ratings
                                Currently Unavailable $14.99
                                Try the
                                14 99
                                14 99
                                Save $0.00 (0%)
                              • Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay 2020  Front Label
                                Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay 2020
                                Chardonnay from South Australia, Australia
                                  0.0 0 Ratings
                                  Currently Unavailable $13.99
                                  Try the
                                  13 99
                                  13 99
                                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                                • La Spinetta Bricco Quaglia Moscato d'Asti 2020  Front Label
                                  La Spinetta Bricco Quaglia Moscato d'Asti 2020
                                  Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
                                  • RP89
                                  4.4 8 Ratings
                                  Currently Unavailable $21.99
                                  Try the
                                  21 99
                                  21 99
                                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                                • Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc 2020  Front Label
                                  Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc 2020
                                  Sauvignon Blanc from North Coast, California
                                    4.1 9 Ratings
                                    Currently Unavailable $15.99
                                    Try the
                                    15 99
                                    15 99
                                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                                  • Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2020  Front Label
                                    Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2020
                                    Viognier from South Australia, Australia
                                      3.8 23 Ratings
                                      Currently Unavailable $12.99
                                      Try the
                                      12 99
                                      12 99
                                      Save $0.00 (0%)
                                    Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

                                    Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
                                    Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

                                    It's easy to make the switch.
                                    Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

                                    Yes, Update Now
                                    Cheers to You!

                                    New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

                                    New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

                                    There was an error redeeming your code.

                                    *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 6/30/2021. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, Picked by Wine.com subscriptions, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order. Offer valid subject to state law limitations.

                                    Search for ""

                                    $20 off your first Picked box. Code 20PICK

                                    $20 off your first box. Code 20PICK

                                    There was an error redeeming your code.

                                    *Offer only valid for first-time Picked subscribers. The $20 discount applies to the first 6-bottle shipment of your Picked subscription and excludes tax and shipping. Offer may not be combined with any other promotion or used with any other discounts on Wine.com. Wine.com has the right to end or modify any offer at any time. Additional restrictions may apply, see terms and conditions for more details. Offer subject to state law limitations.

                                    Processing Your Order...