There are many more good wines under $15 than you know (we found over 40). Here is a dozen, sorted by type, with links to the merchant where we found the best deal. You can access the full list (and the 8 other Best Wines Lists by Price or Type) and a lot more free for 2 weeks or join us for just $30 a year.

1. Best Whites

Hidden Label Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – $11 at Kemenys. Pretty decent Savvy for the money, not as sweet as the cheap Kiwis. good review from Bob Campbell. 2 trophies.

Hidden Label Mount Barker Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – $11 at Kemenys. This is West Cape Howe Savvy under a hidden label, a more restrained, elegant style from the Great Southern, will improve for a year or two. Ridiculous value.

Yealands Land Made Series Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – $14 at Kemenys. Serious savvy, herbaceous, gooseberries, tangy, length and fine acid, the real thing

2. Best Reds

Kingston Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – $12 at Winelistaustralia. These guys from the Riverland have been making terrific reds from fruit sourced in premium areas. This blend of Coonawarra and Clare fruit won the trophy for best dry red at the Rutherglen Show. Very hard to find for some reason. More here.

Mojo Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – $13 at MyCellars. From Coonawarra, it says, but I wouldn’t have recognised it. Lovely drinking at the price though, choc full of fruit and flavour.

Xanadu Next of Kin Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – $13 at MyCellars. The low range at Xanadu demonstrates the depth of quality material this winery has access to. Always over-delivers, bigger and ripe than usual as is the way of this vintage. Hallliday and Stelzer sing this wine’s praises.

3. Best Sparking

Hardys Sir James Brut de Brut – $11.50 at Dan M’s A surprise packet, made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and bottle fermented

Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux Brut 2010 – $14 at Dan M’s Bargain French bubbly, not from Champagne but from Limoux, a long established area in the Languedoc in south-eastern France.  Good value.

Sieur d’Arques Grande Cuvée 1531 de Aimer – $14 at Dan M’s Cremant de Limoux is a lovely soft style, packed with flavour. Lots of gongs, terrific value.

4. Best Dessert Wines

De Bortoli Deen Vat 5 Botrytis Semillon 2009 375mL – $10.50 at Dan M’s. This is a little less rich than the 2008 but has more finesse and length, and will fill out given time.

Morris Black Label Liqueur Muscat – $13 at Dan M’s. No idea how they can sell a wine this good at this price, and it’s 750ml.

Morris Classic Liqueur Tokay 500ml – $15.20 at 1stChoice. We can’t provide a link because the wine isn’t on their dumb website. It is in the shops, however, in body and spirit. This is a world-class wine, Australian wine’s best-kept secret. Ridiculous value.

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