Picnic Wines Ready for Your Basket

Bring these Picnic Wines with You


Summer is here and—like you—we get really excited to spend entire afternoons sipping picnic wines in the park, enjoying something refreshing and cool and delicious. For these long, hot days, you’ll want to bring a bottle of wine (or five) that isn’t too overwhelming—think clean whites, crisp rosés, soft sparklers, and juicy-fruited reds. Also, really important: It’s gotta pair with all the cheese and charcuterie you bring along. But where to start? We asked our super-knowledgeable crew for their favorite picnic wines and their top wine choices for day drinking. Here are their picks:

LOLA Chardonnay – 2013

A round and tropical-fruited Chardonnay.

Jansz Premium Rosé – NV

Spice notes abound in this Tasmanian sparkler.

Grüner Veltliner “Handwerk”, Reinhard Waldschutz – 2015

A classically clean Austrian white wine.

Grillo, Ca’ Lustra di Zanovello – 2014

Expect yellow fruit and minerals in this Italian white.

Chinuri, Pheasant’s Tears – 2013

A Georgian white that’s light and crisp.

Cruvin Rosso, Punta Crena – 2011

An Italian red that’s delicate and with vibrant fruit.

Ch. Barbeyrolles, Rosé – 2015

A fresh and balanced Provence rosé.

Botanica Pinot Noir – 2012

Ripe, pure red fruits are on display in this Pinot.

“Bela Penece” Pétillant-Naturel, Štoka – 2015

A tart Slovenian sparkler with salty citrus fruit.

“Enjoy!” Rouge, Dom. le Briseau – 2014

A fresh and fun French Cinsault.