Beach-Side Bliss: The Best Wines for Your Next Sandy Soiree
Nothing quite captures the essence of summer like a beach trip, and no beach trip is complete without a selection of refreshing, beach-appropriate wines. But what are the best wines to take on your next sandy soiree? Here’s our selection, including a must-try wine from Veramar Vineyard.
1. Veramar Vineyard Pink Chicken Rosé
We start our list with our very own Pink Chicken. A Virginia classic, this Rosé is a versatile choice for your beach outing. Light, crisp, and laden with delicate notes of strawberries and rose petals, it pairs beautifully with light picnic fare and can handle a bit of summer heat. Its vibrant flavor profile is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
Originating from Spain, Albariño is another wine that pairs perfectly with a beach environment. Known for its high acidity and aromatic profile, Albariño offers flavors of ripe apricots, peaches, and citrus. It’s the perfect companion to any seafood you might indulge in by the seaside.
3. Sauvignon Blanc
The zesty character of a Sauvignon Blanc makes it a refreshing choice for a hot day on the beach. Its high acidity and range of flavors from green apple to tropical fruit are an excellent accompaniment to a variety of beach snacks, including salads, cheese, and fresh fruit.
If you’re celebrating or just fancy a bit of sparkle, Prosecco is the go-to beach wine. Light, fruity and slightly sweet, it’s easy to drink and perfect for toasting to good times.
5. Pinot Noir
For those who prefer reds even in the summer, Pinot Noir is your pick. This light-bodied red wine is known for its high acidity and smooth texture. It’s complex enough to intrigue the palate yet light enough to sip throughout a sunny beach day.
Remember to keep your wines chilled and out of the sun to preserve their flavors. So pack your beach bag with a bottle or two of these beach-friendly wines and head to the sand for a day of sun-soaked relaxation. And if you can’t make it to the beach, bring the beach to you with our upcoming Tropical Paradise: An Estate Club Appreciation Night. Join us on July 14th, and celebrate summer, Veramar style!