Labor Day Grillin' & Swillin'

No need to say goodbye to summer just yet. Labor Day is just a few days away, which means it's time to fire up those grills, grab a plate and tuck that napkin into your collar. Our Wine & Spirits team is here to help you make the most of the long weekend with out one-of-a-kind guide to BBQ wine pairing. Whether you've got steaks, ribs, burgers, or veggies on the the menu, we've got the perfect wine to fire up your appetite.

Red Wines For Grilling

Budwood Ancient Vines Own-Rooted Red 2019

You need a wine that will enhance the saucy goodness of your ribs, which makes this California blend of Carignan, Mataro, and Alicante Bouschet the perfect choice. Deep purple in color, richly textured and complex, finishing with soft tannins and a firm acid backbone. Notes of black and red bramble fruits, with extremely well integrated oak. This wine is all about impeccable balance and powerful elegance.

Cambrian Rock Heathcoate Shiraz 2018

If you love some spice, this Australian Shiraz is the wine for you. Hailing from Heathcoate, which is globally renowned for producing wines such as this world-class red, which offers heady notes of red and black fruit, earth, and spice. On the palate, the wine is lush and velvety, with ripe fruit accented by subtle spice and oak.

Burgers & Steaks
Torre E Cona Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2019

The savory notes of Chianti will complement a cheeseburger, especially this one with notes of ripe cherries and sweet herbs. On the nose, there are intense aromas of Morello cherry, red flowers, and sweet tobacco. This pairing is a party on your tastebuds.

La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Rioja Reserva 2018

A versatile food partner, this Tempranillo will act as a palate cleanser with notes of red fruits, vanilla, nutmeg, and cedar. Full-bodied and balanced this red wine is aged for two years and is an excellent representation of Rioja wines.

White Wines For Grilling

Van Volxem Wiltinger Riesling 2020

A Riesling for both newbies and experts, the Van Volxem Wiltinger Riesling 2020 is refreshing and delicious. This white wine bursts with notes of apricot, peach, and subtle nuttiness, all balanced with minerality and acidity. These crisp notes will elevate the meaty, savory flavors of any bratwurst without conflicting with your fave toppings.

Pierre Richard "La Chouette" Cotes Du Jura Blanc 2019

A skin contact white wine from Jura, France, this wine is an elegant blend of Chardonnay and Savagnin. It offers stunning notes of white pear, apple blossom, and soft yellow flowers, backed by mouthwater freshness. Rich and flavorful, this wine will enhance the sausage eating experience.

Veggie Kabobs
Schloss Gobelsburg Gruner Veltliner 2021

A light, lean white is the perfect companion for the smoky flavors of grilled veggies, making this Gruner Veltliner a fantastic choice. This white wine is versatile with vivid fruit notes, perfectly integrated acidity, and hints of moss and crushed sage.

Tokoeka Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Sauvignon Blanc is another great contender, as it is delicate enough to not overpower the food, while providing crisp mineral notes to help enhance the flavors. The Tokoeka Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is soft and rounded, with elegant notes of passionfruit and crisp minerality, balanced by soft acidity.