Yeah, we get it, 4th of July isn’t for another week but we wanted to give you plenty of time to stock up on patriotic American wine!
There’s a ton of fantastic wine produced right here in the USA, and Fourth of July is the perfect time to celebrate that.
America has a 300 year history of winemaking beginning simultaneously on the East Coast and West Coast. French settlers initially brought grapes to Florida and then Virginia and the Carolinas while Spanish missionaries planted grapes in what is now California.
Today there are over 9,000 wineries in the United States with multiple wineries in every single state. That’s right, you can visit a winery in New Mexico, Missouri, Maryland, Idaho, and even Alaska.
Grab some bottles of delicious wine from these fantastic, family owned, American wineries!
NV Ca’momi “Ca’Secco” Sparkling Wine
Napa Valley, California – $19
This is a sparkling blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Muscat made in California. Yep, that’s a pretty unconventional combination, but it totally works. What’s more American than that? Plus, birthdays and bubbles go hand in hand, so it’s the perfect thing to drink while you celebrate our country’s big day.
2014 Bridge Lane Rosé
Long Island, New York – $16 (bottle), $40 (box), or $240 (keg)
We’re repping the East Coast with some delightful rosé from Long Island’s North Fork. Bridge Lane is fresh, fun and fruit-forward wine made by the folks at Lieb Cellars. In addition to being straight-up delicious, this wine comes in THREE formats: standard bottle, box, and a keg. That’s right, you can get a keg of rosé for your 4th of July festivities. Isn’t this country amazing?
2012 Charles Krug Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, California – $30
Fourth of July means grilling and grilling means big red wine. In addition to tasting great with BBQ, this Cabernet comes from Napa Valley’s oldest winery. Obviously, the Founding Fathers would have wanted you to drink wine from Napa’s founding winery. Pair it up with burgers, sausages, and anything else you care to grill on the Fourth.
2012 Quady Winery “Essensia”
Madera, CA – $22
Fourth of July imbibing is a marathon, not a sprint, and you don’t want to be down for the count before the fireworks start. Essensia is a sweet wine made from Orange Muscat grapes. On its own, this is a fantastic wine for before or after dinner sipping but alternatively the orange and apricot flavors in this wine play well with others in cocktails. Mix it with some seltzer and a couple of ice cubes to make a simple, ultra-classy wine spritzer that you’ll be able to sip on all day long.