When it comes to wine, whites are my jam. I’ve never been able to get into reds, and honestly, I’m not a fan of them in general.
Prior to working at a winery, I never thought I would be writing a blog post with some white wine suggestions for the summer months, but here we are. And I’m not mad about it.
For most people, white wines are preferred when the weather warms up. That isn’t to say reds can’t be enjoyed when it’s hot outside, because they certainly can. But, for the most part, white is the way to go when the sun is shining.
Now that I’ve become a little more knowledgeable about wines, I thought I would offer some of my top white wine picks for summer. I’m no wine snob, but I’m relatively certain that most people would enjoy these bad boys. They’re on the lighter side, so if dryness isn’t your thing, not to worry.
- Frisky Beaver’s Frisky White. This white is a Vidal Riesling Gewurztraminer blend, says Frisky Beaver’s website. It has “a light body with bright acidity making it deliciously refreshing, with a touch of sweetness and balancing silkiness you won’t hesitate to go back for more” and its notes include “pale straw with pineapple overtones.” Its “lifted aromatics jump from the glass, with hints of pineapple, golden delicious apple, and lime zest” and “a slightly off-dry initiation works well with vivacious acidity, apparent citrus fruit and a pleasant lingering finish.”
- BonnieHeath Estate Lavender and Winery’s Heritage: Made with Frontenac Gris grapes, this barrel fermented white is “pale golden-yellow in colour, with subtle hints of vanilla oak, butter, light toast, and an underlying citrus note,” says Bonnieheath’s website. It’s “medium fruit intensity with a lingering soft green apple finish” makes for a cool, refreshing and crisp glass of wine, perfect for patio sipping.
What are you waiting for? Get to sipping!
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