Drink up and be merry, August 4 is National White Wine Day! A favorite among social drinkers, white wine is generally lighter and has great health benefits. While red wine is made of dark-colored grapes and fermented with the skin, white wine uses white grapes and is fermented without the skin. 

White wine has a variety of uses. In fact, numerous delectable dishes have white wine as an ingredient. Another great reason to pop open a bottle of white wine right now is for its health benefits. It is said to improve heart health and could potentially prevent heart diseases. However, too much of anything can be bad for your health, so remember to drink it in moderation. Here are the best white wines to drink this 2021. 

1. 2019 TREEHAVEN LANE CHARDONNAY Chardonnay 2019 TREEHAVEN LANE CHARDONNAY Photo: marthastewartwine.com

Made in California, the Treehaven Lane Chardonnay is a dry and medium-bodied wine brimming with fruity notes of apple and citrus. Every sip is a refreshing delight.

2. 2020 BERNARD MAGREZ CHARDONNAY Chardonnay 2020 BERNARD MAGREZ CHARDONNAY Photo: marthastewartwine.com

The 2020 Bernard Magrez Chardonnay is an award-winning bottle for its dry and well-balanced body. The aromas of fresh fruits are reminiscent of summer. It is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes grown in clay-limestone French soil. 

3. 2020 BERNARD MAGREZ SAUVIGNON BLANC SAUVIGNON BLANC 2020 BERNARD MAGREZ SAUVIGNON BLANC Photo: marthastewartwine.com

Another French wine is the 2020 Bernard Magrez Sauvignon Blanc. Making use of the sophisticated winemaking technique of well-known wine magnate Bernard Magrez, this white wine is a great apéritif for a wide range of dishes, especially white meats, fish and salad. 

4. 2019 ROBERT SARRAU CÔTES DU RHÔNE BLANC VIEILLES VIGNES White Wine 2019 ROBERT SARRAU CÔTES DU RHÔNE BLANC VIEILLES VIGNES Photo: marthastewartwine.com

Rhone Valley, France has produced a full-bodied white wine that smells of peach and floral aromas. Its tasting notes of pear, citrus and green fruits lead to a long, lingering finish. It is made of six different grapes, creating a well-rounded blend.

5. 2020 CALVARI ORGANIC PINOT GRIGIO I.G.T.

PINOT GRIGIO IGT 2020 CALVARI ORGANIC PINOT GRIGIO I.G.T. Photo: marthastewartwine.com

Pinot Grigio is probably the easiest wine to drink. The 2020 Calvari Organic Pinot Grigio is an organically made white wine. It exhibits plump orchard fruit notes with a swift finish.

6. Villa Amoroso Moscato Vino Dolce I.G.T. Moscato Villa Amoroso Moscato Vino Dolce I.G.T. Photo: wineinsiders.com

Moscato is one of the most preferred white wines to drink for its sweet character. The Villa Amoroso Moscato Vino Dolce is light on the palate and on alcohol content so you can enjoy long hours of drinking. 

7. 2019 Vinum Africa Chenin Blanc White Wine 2019 Vinum Africa Chenin Blanc Photo: wineinsiders.com

Made from hand-picked grapes in South Africa, the 2019 Vinum Africa Chenin Blanc introduces the perfect tandem of white peach and apple on the nose and pineapple on the palate. The bright acidity leaves you refreshed and renewed glass after glass. 

8. 2019 Ishara Chardonnay Chardonnay 2019 Ishara Chardonnay Photo: wineinsiders.com

The 2019 Ishara Chardonnay follows the silver medalist of white wines, the 2018 Ishara Chardonnay. Farmed from the Golden State, Chardonnay grapes are carefully selected from the finest vineyards. The Ishara brand shares its love for wine and the land that produces its fine grapes.

9. 2020 Laughing Bird Moscato Moscato 2020 Laughing Bird Moscato Photo: wineinsiders.com

The 2020 Laughing Bird Moscato has roots from Southeastern Australia where weather conditions are optimal for the ripening of grapes. It is made from 100% Moscato grapes from New South Wales. This is best paired with Asian food and light desserts. 

10. 2019 Cuvée Joëlle White Blend White Blend 2019 Cuvée Joëlle White Blend Photo: wineinsiders.com

From the Southwest wine region of France, comes the 2019 Cuvée Joëlle White Blend. Meticulously crafted by expert winemakers from vineyard to cellar, the white blend has a unique gingery finish following its stone fruit and pineapple notes. This blend pairs excellently with light dishes. 

11. Cantina Di Solopaca Bianco I.G.P. White Wine Cantina Di Solopaca Bianco I.G.P. Photo: wineinsiders.com

An Italian wine coveted by many is the Cantina Di Solopaca Bianco I.G.P. Their winemakers use a mix of traditional and modern techniques to produce the best quality whites. Old harvesting traditions are fused with sophisticated temperature controlling technology. A fresh seafood meal will bring out its balanced acidity. 

12. 2020 Duck Point Reserve Pinot Gris Pinot Gris 2020 Duck Point Reserve Pinot Gris Photo: wineinsiders.com

Stocks are running out of this 2020 Duck Point Reserve Pinot Gris. Compared to Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris is more rounded and rich on the palate. The flavors of ripe tropical fruit, yellow pair, honeysuckle and stone fruit exude confidence in this fine bottle of white wine. 

13. 2019 Le Pied Marin Picpoul de Pinet White Wine 2019 Le Pied Marin Picpoul de Pinet Photo: wineinsiders.com

From the Mediterranean region of Southern France, the 2019 Le Pied Marin Picpoul de Pinet is produced. The unique specialty brings a smooth minerality topped with ripe flavors. It carries aromas of white fruit and traces of citrus. We recommend you enjoy this with shellfish or grilled fish.  

14. 2019 Massican Winery Annia White Wine Napa Valley Magnum  White Wine 2019 Massican Winery Annia White Wine Napa Valley Magnum Photo: wineaccess.com

The 2019 Massican Winery Annia White Wine Napa Valley Magnum is a must-try. Critics love this wine for its earthy and savory character. Incorporating Tocai Friulano, Ribolla Gialla and Chardonnay, makes for a a captivating blend. It is the most exotic and refreshing white wine there is!

15. 2016 Edge Hill Mixed Whites Field Blend St Helena Napa Valley White Blend 2016 Edge Hill Mixed Whites Field Blend St Helena Napa Valley 750 ml Photo: wineaccess.com

The 2016 Edge Hill Mixed Whites Field Blend is an elegant white wine that can make any moment a memorable celebration. It offers a blend of Ribolla Gialla and Grenache blanc with a hint of Greco di Tulfo. It is spontaneously fermented and aged in neutral oak and ancient clay amphorae, making it a promising competitor to the finest Italian white wines.