A River Runs Through It
Finding quality, affordable wine doesn’t always come easy. Thankfully, there are still a handful of wine producing regions putting out consistently killer juice at a price that doesn’t break the bank. Our pick? The Loire Valley, home to affordable, insanely drinkable bottles you can undoubtedly rely on.
For a lesson in regional terroir diversity, take a simple bottle journey through the Loire. To the east, limestone and silex based soils dominate, giving a distinct, flinty minerality to the area’s Sauvignon Blanc. At the center, the region’s famed tuffeau soils rule, creating optimal conditions for growing Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. The west is Muscadet country, where sur lie aging and shellfish pairings take the stage. These consistently affordable wines — what’s not to love?
Our Favorite Producers
We believe that great wine is crafted by the hands of exceptional winemakers. The producers below have been carefully curated just for you.
Legendary producers with unmatchable prestige; cellar necessities.
Innovative producers who make us think; impressive and influential.