The Austin Way: Austin Experts Recommend Wines for Every Summer Occassion

Austin Experts Recommend Wines for Every Summer Occassion

By Tiffany Mendoza | June 29, 2015 | Food & Drink

Summer offers many occasions to break out a glass of wine and celebrate, but how do you pick the best bottle for a memorable time? We asked experts around Austin for their seasonal recommendations so you’ll be sure to bring the right varietal to every festivity.

Ross McLauchlan, CEO and Founder at The Austin Winery
Austin Winery’s Texas Work Horse or The Violet Crown for Summertime Weddings

Austin Winery's Texas Work Horse and The Violet Crown.Austin Winery's Texas Work Horse and The Violet Crown.

“The Work Horse is a blend of merlot and malbec sourced from the High Plains of Texas featuring fruity aromas followed by earthy spice: watermelon, black pepper; dark and rich with a chalky finish. The alcohol is only 12.7 percent, which is very reasonable, especially in the heat of summer."

“The Violet Crown is a Rhone-style blend of grapes from California's Amador County, showcasing balanced floral notes—lavender and orange blossom—blackberries, cherries, and smooth, velvety tannins with a touch of chocolate on the finish. It has a great complexity, [and is] extremely versatile in its pairings with pork, chicken, and red meat.”

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