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Affordable Wine for College Students That are Actually Decent

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Holy Cross chapter.

Here is a list of the wines I have taste tested and I approve of (prices are from total wine). No Barefoot, no boxes, and no moscatos here. I also thought it would be fun to add my “treat yourself” bottles for some of the categories, in case you feel like splurging! I included a range of prices and listed white wines, rosés, and red wines to pick from. Grabbing a glass of wine while watching the bachelor, having a spa night, and catching up with your friends or roomies after a long day is always such a nice way to relax. Don’t forget to save this list for when Catalina rolls around, and enjoy!


  • Dark Horse Pinot Grigio $7.97
  • Seaglass Sauvignon Blanc $8.47
  • Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc $9.47
  • Yellow tail pinot grigio $9.77
  • Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc $9.97
  • Decoy Sauvignon Blanc $13.97
  • Gray Rock Sauvignon Blanc $14.99
  •  Kendel Jackson $15
  • Decoy Chardonnay $15.99
  • Groth Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley $18.97

Treat Yourself:

  • Amici Sauvignon Blanc $25.99
  • Cakebread Chardonnay $37.99


  • Martin’s Pick up Rose $7.99
  • Rosé All Day $9.97
  • Yes Way rose $13.99
  • Daou Rose $17.99
  • Chateau Gigery Cotes de Provence $18.99
  • Whispering Angel $21.97
  • Wolffer Estate Summer in a Bottle $21.99


  • Alamos Malbec $6.97
  • Josh Carernet Sauvignon $7.79
  • Bogle essential red $9.49
  • Layer Cake malbec $11.99
  • Juggernaut Cabernet Sauvignon $16.99

Treat yourself:

  • Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon $57.97
  • Stags Leap Artemis $56.07
  • 1858 Cabernet Sauvignon $69.99
  • Austin Hope $49.97
Colette Offermann

Holy Cross '23

Colette is currently pursuing an English major and minoring in Studio Art and Social Ethics and Business at Holy Cross. On her free days she loves to paint abstract works, try out new recipes, play tennis, go to wine tastings, and experience new activities within her community such as new restaurants and boutiques.