Warm Weather White Wines

Cool Off with Chill Wines

 

Get drenched in a tidal wave of white wines made for summer drinking. It’s the perfect temperature to sip on cool and crisp white while hanging around outside or enjoying an elegant meal.

Refreshing, savory, elegant—you’ll find a wine to hit the mark with our staff’s picks of incredible warm weather whites.

Rioja Blanco, Bodegas del Medievo $6.96

Are entertaining anytime soon? Here is a fantastic wine that delivers complex aromas and flavors and that tastes delicious! It’s a crowd-pleaser and will flex with just about any food pairing. Viura is the white grape primarily used in this wine. – Steven Bowles, Wine & Spirits Consultant

“Les Argiles,” Chidaine $36.96

This full-bodied, dry white balances aromas of white peach and honey with minerality and a hint of salinity. The palate is full and rich, a great complement to everything from roasted chicken to tikka masala and saag paneer. – Keyana Shaw, Wine & Spirits Consultant

2008 Arcadian “Sleepy Hollow” Chardonnay $61.96

This bottle is one of few American white wines that ages well in the cellar. A luxurious Chardonnay from Santa Barbara well worth your while, there is great depth of character, structure, and richness. – Lorena Ascencios, Wine Buyer

2015 B Vintners “Fire Heath” Chardonnay $29.96

The Walker Bay region of South Africa is near the ocean, allowing for cooler temperatures where Burgundian varietals can thrive. This Chardonnay comes from B Vintners, a collaboration between cousins Gavin Bruwer and Bruwer Raats. Their intention was to find older vineyards near the sea and the outcome here is phenomenal. This is a wine that bridges the France and South Africa stylistically. – Lorena Ascencios, Wine Buyer

2017 Gewürztraminer “Collines de Granit”, Charles Frey $14.96

Gewürztraminer is one of those polarizing grape varietals that appeals to those who love aromatic white wines. You’ll find aromas of litchis, flowers, and savory herbs, like sage. Cuisine-wise, this would be a fine pairing for heavily seasoned or spicy foods. – Lorena Ascencios, Wine Buyer

2015 Riesling Trocken Deidesheimer “Paradiesgarten,” Christmann $31.96

The vineyard name says it all: “paradise garden.” Indeed, this Riesling fits the description well. Generously fruit-driven on the palate—think peaches, fresh herbs, even fresh limes—it still finishes dry. This Riesling is from one of the top estates of the Pfalz region in Germany. – Lorena Ascencios, Wine Buyer

2012 Vitovska “Solo MM,” Vodopivec $84.96

Orange wines are all the rage these days. The full body and orange hue come from white grapes that are pressed then macerated for an extended period of time. This one stays relatively light in color and yet is a nod to superlative winemaking skills from the Vodopivec winery in Carso in northern Italy. – Lorena Ascencios, Wine Buyer