The sun shines, the patio beckons, and our favorite summer wines from Washington State are getting uncorked! Here are three of our recommended wines to pour when things heat up. Each of these refreshing whites has lovely floral aromas to complement the season. They also pair perfectly with some of our favorite warm weather dishes.
$18 available direct from the winery’s tasting room in the Woodinville Warehouse District.
This limited production wine is produced with 100% Orange Muscat grapes from Lonesome Spring Ranch in Columbia Valley. The variety is unrelated to the muscat family, yet similarly aromatic. With some sweetness and just 10.6% alcohol, this Orange Muscat is perfect for sipping on a sunny afternoon.
Recommended pairing: Chilled Melon Soup.
$17 available from the Wapato winery.
This selection comes from Washington State’s only producer of exclusively sparkling wine. As with all of Treveri’s wines, this Gewürztraminer is made in the traditional method (Méthode Traditionnelle). The characteristic tropical fruit flavors of the variety shine through for a bit more of an exotic experience. At a fraction of the price of Champagne, we have an excuse to drink bubbles every day!
Recommended pairing: Soba Noodles with Eggplant and Mango.
$18 available at the winery’s Vineyard Tasting Room, University District and West Seattle Farmers Markets, and select retailers.
A variety originally from the Loire Valley in France, it is well suited to the Puget Sound AVA’s cooler growing climate. This beautiful white wine is dry, crisp, and delicate.
Recommended pairing: Oysters.
Share your favorite Washington State summer wine with us on social media! Follow and tag @Nancyfeasts on Twitter during #WiningHourChat Tuesday night, June 6th, from 6-7pm Pacific Time. We’d love to hear what’s in your glass!
Full disclosure: the author does some part time work for Davenport Cellars, but this is not a paid endorsement. The wine was purchased at full price because it truly is a great summer wine.