3 Must Try Summer Wine & Salad Pairings
The summer heat is in full swing here at our vineyard. With June temperatures continuing to rise, we think it’s officially time to kick up your feet and ‘wine’ down by the pool! Liven up your next summer bash and beat the heat with these delicious poolside summer salad and wine pairings you need to try this season.
Greek Salad and Dry Riesling
Our Dry Riesling is refreshingly crisp and vibrant with aromas of citrus blossom and melon and flavors of green apple and lime that bring out the layers of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and creamy feta within this dish. Its delicate acidity, minerality, and texture make this Riesling a versatile wine to pair with many foods. Paired with the fresh vegetables and tangy Greek vinegar dressing, this food and wine combo makes for a refreshing addition to your summer party.
Caprese Salad and Sophia Marie Rosé
Caprese salad is perhaps one of the simplest Italian dishes that takes only a few minutes to make. All it needs is tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella cheese, and a blend of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The lighter, less bold characteristics of a rosé make for a perfect match to any Caprese salad. Our Sophia Marie Rosé is a dry rosé with flavors of freshly picked cranberries, rose petals, and ripe raspberries. Its light body and acidity soften the creaminess of the mozzarella but doesn’t clash with the acidity of the tomatoes. A sip of this dry rosé will cleanse your palate between bites preparing your taste buds for the next.
Fruit Salad with Honey Dressing & Texas Sparkling Rosé
A fruit salad is the perfect side dish or healthy dessert for any cookout, family gathering, or summer event. Our Texas Sparkling Rosé is a pink bubbly exploding with flavors of fresh strawberry, pomegranate, and cranberry layered with notes of bright citrus. The light, fruity and floral flavors of our Sparkling Rosé blend beautifully with the subtle sweetness of the grapes, berries, melon, and honey in this summer classic.
Soak up the sunshine this summer season with a glass in hand and one of these refreshing food and wine pairings that are sure to lighten your next family get together, beach trip, or poolside lounge session. Cheers!